CFP: 8th Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Conference (&hps8)

July 15-17, 2020, Virginia Tech, Blacksburgh, VA, USA

The Committee for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science invites the submission of individual paper and poster abstracts for “&hps8”, the 8th conference in the series Integrated History and Philosophy of Science. We seek contributions that genuinely integrate the historical and philosophical analysis of science (i.e., the physical sciences, life sciences, cognitive sciences, and social sciences), or discuss methodological issues surrounding the prospects and challenges of integrating history and philosophy of science. For information about Integrated History and Philosophy of Science and previous conferences, see here. Recent scholarship in history and especially in philosophy of science has shown that scientific practice can best be characterized as a pluralistic endeavor. Might the field of integrated history and philosophy of science (hps) also need a pluralistic framework for the analysis of the full sweep of science in past and present, combining philosophical analysis and historical evaluation of science? How might we build disciplinary knowledge without disciplinary methodological unification?

The organizers especially welcome contributions investigating problem-centered and pluralistic methodologies for integrated hps. The organizers also welcome submissions in any area of integrated hps.

Deadline for submission of paper and poster abstracts: December 10, 2019
Notification date: January 31, 2020

Please direct any inquiries to Lydia Patton ( or Jutta Schickore (

Call for papers

Deadline: December 10, 2019

Posted: September 16, 2019