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The IHPST colloquia provide a unique opportunity to engage in scholarly discussions of intriguing topics in the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine. Each colloquium features the work of an eminent scholar. The colloquia bring together all members of the IHPST, and they are open to the wider public inside and outside of the university.

All colloquia take place in Northrop Frye Hall, Room 119, University of Toronto, Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. For information call 416-978-5397 or email ihpst.info@utoronto.ca.

Upcoming colloquia:

  • Wednesday December 6: Sylvia Berryman – “‘Satisfaction to Ingenious Minds’: Powers, Mathematics and Mechanics in ancient Greek Natural Philosophy”
  • Wednesday January 10: Alexander Jones – “Ptolemy’s Epistemological Arsenal”
  • Wednesday February 7: Adelheid Voskuhl -“Engineering philosophy: machine culture and social and intellectual elites in the Second Industrial Revolution (1900 to 1930)”
  • Wednesday March 14: Michela Massimi -“Reading the history of the electron through perspectival spectacles”
  • Wednesday April 4: Marc Lange – “There sweep great general principles which all the laws seem to follow”

The Institute was proud to host Sabine Hossenfelder for our November colloquium! Images from the event are below.

Wednesday Colloquim
Wednesday Colloquim
Wednesday Colloquim
Wednesday Colloquim
Wednesday Colloquim
Wednesday Colloquim

 

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