Call for Papers: Workshop on “Thick Concepts in the Philosophy of Science
3-4 December 2021 in Hannover, Germany

The 1.5-day-workshop aims at providing a forum for intense discussion on the role and value of thick concepts in the philosophy of science. It will consist of presentations by participants, and a workshop section that synthesizes the findings and discusses future avenues of development. It includes keynotes by Anna Alexandrova (University of Cambridge, online) and Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich).
We invite researchers to present their work in progress.

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If you would like to present a paper (20 minutes + 10 min of discussion), please send an abstract of up to 300 words that is suitable for blind review as a PDF attachment to Please make sure that the e-mail to which the abstract is attached contains your name, institutional affiliation, and the title of the paper.
Submission deadline: 31 August 2021; notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 15 September 2021. Members of groups that are underrepresented in philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply. Please direct any questions to
Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – Project 254954344/GRK2073/2.

Save the date: 2022 Conference on “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research”

The Research Training Group 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” will host a two-day international conference on 29-30 September 2022 in the Leibnizhaus, Hannover, Germany.

We are committed to fostering an in-depth engagement between philosophers at different stages of their careers who contribute to bridging the divide between theoretical and practical issues in philosophy of science. To this end we will host diverse panels that address key ethical, political, and epistemological debates relating to practices of scientific research. More information about invited speakers and the call for abstracts will follow soon.