[Humanist] 23.245 events: geospatial scholarship; science in use

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Sun Aug 23 07:54:23 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 245.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Joseph Gilbert <jfg9x at virginia.edu>                       (18)
        Subject: Reminder: Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship

  [2]   From:    Corinne Wininger - Le Moal <clemoal at esf.org>              (40)
        Subject: ESF-LIU Conference on 'Philosophy for Science in Use'

        Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:05:16 -0400
        From: Joseph Gilbert <jfg9x at virginia.edu>
        Subject: Reminder: Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship

DEADLINES for the Scholars' Lab/ NEH Institute for Enabling Geospatial
Scholarship are fast approaching:

Tracks 1 & 2 (Stewardship & Software, to be held November 15-18,
2009), deadline: September 1st
Track 3 (Scholarship, to be held May 25-28, 2010), deadline: December 1st

To learn more about the Institute and to apply for funding to attend,
please visit:


*** IMPORTANT NOTE: If you applied between August 13 and August 21 you
should confirm that we have received your application by emailing us
at nehgisinstitute at collab.itc.virginia.edu ***

Joseph Gilbert
Head, Scholars' Lab
Digital Research & Scholarship
University of Virginia Library
434.243.2324  |  joegilbert at virginia.edu

        Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:45:57 +0200
        From: Corinne Wininger - Le Moal <clemoal at esf.org>
        Subject: ESF-LIU Conference on 'Philosophy for Science in Use' 

 Final Call for Applications/Papers -
Closing date: 31 August 2009

ESF-LiU Conference
Scandic Linköping Väst, Linköping, Sweden
28 September - 2 October 2009
Chaired by: Matthias Kaiser, National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology, NO & Nancy Cartwright, London School of Economics, UK


This conference is to discuss how current philosophy of science can be brought more in line with the need to understand, analyze and contribute to scientific endeavours in its various practical and socially relevant uses. It follows a call from Philip Kitcher (in Science, Truth and Democracy, 2001) for aiming at a well-ordered science, i.e. a science that produces the right answers to the right questions in the right ways.  Implicit in this call is the insight that value judgements are intertwined with methodological issues. Nancy Cartwright (in Philosophy of Science, 2006 vol.72, #5) has followed up by making the claim that epistemological warrants (evidence) are in large parts also use- and context-specific, contrary to the prevailing tradition in philosophy of science. Hitherto the major philosophical attention has been directed towards justifications of theoretical claims to establish stable unambiguous results, while the justificationary demands on contextual and specialized uses of theoretical insights has been largely neglected. However, it is also in regard to these uses of sciences that value dilemmas affect the practice of science in a very direct way, and where science needs to reflect on its social and ethical justification. The conference will ask for contributions that explore in greater detail philosophical aspects of science and evidence in practical use, and in particular contributions that can provide frameworks of analyses that move philosophy of science closer to policy issues of managing scientific knowledge. In general, the task of the conference is to discuss a re-orientation of current philosophy of science towards what Kitcher called well-ordered science. 

The conference specifically addresses young European researchers, both from within philosophy of science and related fields, and encourages them to participate and possibly present a poster on their current work.

Invited Speakers will include:

.	Nancy Cartwright - London School of Economics, UK
Evidence, causal models and evidence-based policies - new insights
.	Matthias Kaiser - NENT, NO
Evidence for precaution
.	Philip Kitcher - Columbia University, US
Well-ordered science - the challenges for philosophy of science
.	Eleonora Montuschi - London School of Economics, UK
On relevant evidence
.	Thomas Potthast - Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, DE
Hybrid judgements: integrating scientific and ethical evidence
.	Felix Reed-Tsochas - Saïd Business School, Oxford University, UK
Moving between ecological and organisational models
.	Julian Reiss - Erasmus University, NL
Causation for use
.	Matti Sintonen - Helsinki University, FI
Understanding, explaining and prediciting
.	Jeroen van der Sluijs - Utrecht University, NL
Knowledge quality asessment: tools for reflexive science

Full conference programme and application form accessible online from http://www.esf.org/conferences/09272

A good number of grants are available for young researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2009

ESF Contact for further information: Jean Kelly - jkelly at esf.org
European Science Foundation - Communications Unit
1 quai Lezay-Marnésia, BP 90015
67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Phone: +33 (0)388 76 21 50
Fax: +33 (0)388 76 71 80
clemoal at esf.org<mailto:clemoal at esf.org>
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