University of British Columbia

A report on the BC Node in Genomics and Society newsletter, Fall 2010.

Node Manager(s)



Dr. Alan Richardson

 

Alan Richardson is Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia. He is Vice President and President Elect of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS). His research deals with the history of philosophy of science in the 19th and 20th centuries and employs methods from across the STS spectrum. He is author of Carnap's Construction of the World (Cambridge UP, 1997) as well as co-editor of Origins of Logical Empiricism (U Minnesota P, 1996), Logical Empiricism in North America (U Minnesota P, 2003) and The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism (Cambridge UP, in press); he serves on the editorial board of The Open Court's Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap.

604.822.3967
alanr{@}interchange.ubc.ca
Personal website


Research and Development

Post-Doctoral Appointments:

2008-10: Jonathan Tsou,(PhD, University of Chicago, 2008 in Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science)
Graduate of University of Chicago and currently at Iowa State University.
See "Publications" for a list of his activity during his fellowship. Tsou left UBC after the first year of the postdoc to take up a tenure-track position in the Department of Philosophy at Iowa State.

2009-10: Flavia Padovani, (PhD, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
See "Publications" for a list of her activity during her fellowship. Padovani went on to a postdoc funded by the Swiss government at the Centre for Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences at the LSE and took up a tenure-track position in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drewel University in Philadelphia in January 2012.

Cluster PhD:
2012-13: Steve Maye
2013-14: Sina Fazelpour

Cluster MA:
2009-10: Danielle [aka Dani] Hallet
Dani was very active co-organizing the Objectivity conference, the STS speaker series and conducting various administrative tasks for the Node.

 

Upcoming Node Events

Node News and Events

Technologies of Trauma: Assessing Wounds and Joining Bones in Late Imperial China
Technologies of Trauma: Assessing Wounds and Joining Bones in Late Imperial China YI-LI WU, RESEARCH CENTRE FOR EAST ASIAN SCIENCES AND TRADITIONS IN MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER Thurs. April...
Disruptive Ideas: Public Intellectuals and their Arguments for Action on Climate Change
Professor Matthew Nisbet of the School of Communication at American University will present "Disruptive Ideas: Public Intellectuals and their Arguments for Action on Climate Change" on Thursday,...
Malthus or Mutualism? A Reassessment of the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England
Malthus or Mutualism? A Reassessment of the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England Piers Hale, Deparrment of History of Science, University of Oklahoma Th. March 13 5pm Coach House, Green...
The Concept of ‘Race’ and/in the History of Science and Medicine
“The Concept of ‘Race’ and/in the History of Science and Medicine” Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard University History of Science Department February 27 12:30pm Buchanan Tower, Room 1197  
Galen’s Anxious Patients: Lupe as Anxiety Disorder
Professor Susan Mattern, Department of History, University of Georgia "Galen’s Anxious Patients: Lupe as Anxiety Disorder" Green College, Coach House Thursday, February 6 5:00 - 6:30, with reception...
Parrhesia, Pluralism and Polar Bears
STS COLLOQUIUM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 4:00 - 5:30, BUCHANAN TOWER 1197 JILL FELLOWS, UBC ARTS ONE "PARRHESIA, PLURALISM AND POLAR BEARS" In this paper I will examine how trust-building might be...
Critical Conditions: Lessons for Health Studies at UBC and Beyond
Critical Conditions: Lessons for Health Studies at UBC and Beyond Panel Discussion with Professors Jacalyn Duffin, Queen’s; Susan Squier, Penn State; Judy Segal, UBC; Carla Nappi, UBC...
The Press and the Press Release: Inventing the Crystal Meth-HIV Connection
The Situating Science project and partners are pleased to launch:  The Lives of Evidence A multi-part national lecture series examining the cultural, ethical, political, and scientific role of...
A Historical Epistemology of Empathy
Eric Johnson, Department of History, "A Historical Epistemology of Empathy" Thursday, January 16, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Buchanan Tower 1197 Abstract: Much overlooked in Darwin's theory of natural...
Signal Achievements: Hans Reichenbach on Radio and on Radio
Signal Achievements: Hans Reichenbach on Radio and on Radio Dr. Alan Richardson, Philosophy, UBC January 9, 5:00 - 6:30pm Green College, UBC"The style of modern science has gradually taken on the...
Jean Gayon: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Enhancement
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Enhancement Jean Gayon, Director of the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science at University of Paris 1 Wednesday, November 27 5pm Buchanan A103 UBC Dr...
Sample and Mix: The Body Sonic in Qing Science and Medicine
The Science and Technology Studies Colloquium presents:Sample and Mix: The Body Sonic in Qing Science and Medicine Carla Nappi, Department of History Thursday, November 14 in Buchanan Tower, Room...
Richard Gold: Myriad Genetics and Beyond: The Fallout of the US Supreme Court Decision
The Science and Technology Studies Colloquium resumes Thursday, November 7 at Green College, Coach House, 5:00-6:30 with wine and cheese reception to follow. Richard Gold, Faculty of Law, McGill...
Dis/Integration: On the New Interdisciplinarity
 Dis/Integration: On the New Interdisciplinarity UBC: Oct. 21, 2013 4:00-5:30 Buchanan A104Seventh Annual Stephen M. Straker Memorial LectureSpeaker: Barbara Herrnstein Smith...
The Telling of the Case: Rabies Narratives, Autopsy, and Medical Community in Nineteenth-Century New York City
The Telling of the Case: Rabies Narratives, Autopsy, and Medical Community in Nineteenth-Century New York City Vancouver, Coach House, Green College, Oct. 3, 2013 5:00 pmThe UBC node is pleased...