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).

The call for presentations is now closed and the selection process finalized. If the official rules due to the pandemic allow, we might be able to offer a few spots for participation. In case you are interested, please contact the organizers: More details and updates can be found at

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Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – Project 254954344/GRK2073/2.

Save the date: International Conference on Engaging Ethics and Epistemology of Science (EES 2022)

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.