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History and Philosophy of Science Seminars

October 17, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

McGill University
History and Philosophy of Science
Histoire et philosophie des sciences

This term the McGill HPS series returns, with a selection of seminar  
presentations and public events.
All are welcome.  Please note the variations in day, time, and place.  
Details of the next term's events will be posted soon.

Ce semestre, notre série revient, avec des conférences en format  
atelier, et des conférences publiques.
Ouvert à tou(te)s. Veuillez noter les changements d'horaire, de jour  
et de lieu.

For more information, see / Pour en savoir plus, consultez:

Fall 2009 Series / Série d'automne 2009

Friday 23 October, 3pm
Vera Keller (McGill / Making Publics project)
Cornelis Drebbel (1572-1633), the Submarine, and the limits of  
possibility in early modern Europe

Friday 6 November, 3pm
Craig Martin (Oakland University)
Analogy and Experience in Renaissance Meteorology
(co-sponsored with the Montreal Interuniversity Workshop in History  
of Philosophy)

Thursday 12 November, 5:30pm, 3450 rue McTavish
Darin Barney (McGill) in Conversation with Preston Manning
The Politics of Science and Technology in Canada
(co-sponsored with Media@McGill and Situating Science)
McGill Faculty Club, 3450 rue McTavish

Friday 4 December, 12:30pm
Mario Biagioli (Harvard)
 From Windmills to Methods: the Strange History of "Invention"
note that Prof. Biagioli will also give a public lecture (see below)

Unless otherwise stated, the above seminars will be held in the /
Sauf indication contraire les conférences auront lieu au
Social Studies of Medicine Building (either rooms 101 or 102),
3647 rue Peel (above Dr Penfield).

* * *

Public Lecture
D. Lorne Gales Lecture in the History of Science

Friday 4 December, 6pm
Mario Biagioli
(Harvard University)

Environmentalism and the Rethinking of Intellectual Property

Otto Maass Auditorium
Maass Chemistry Building, room 112,
McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke St W

Mario Biagioli is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard
University. He is the author of the books Galileo, Courtier (Chicago,
1992), Galileo's Instruments of Credit (Chicago, 2006), as well as
numerous journal articles, and has co-edited The Science Studies
Reader (Routledge, 1999), and (with Peter Galison) Scientific
Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science (Routledge,

For more information, see http://www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/lectures/

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