Here are some quick updates on what has been happening in and around HPS@UniMelb.
First of all, some recent episodes of The HPS Podcast include:
Ep#6 Fallon Mody on the innovative uses of Biography in the History of Medicine
Ep#7 Rachael Brown on the role of Values in Science (and the downfall of the Value-Free ideal)
Ep#8 Samara Greenwood on Connections between Social contexts and Changes in Science.
Ep#9 Caleb Hazelwood on Scientific Metaphysics.
Also to be featured are two of our own - Dr Martin Bush and Professor Fiona Fidler - who will finish up our inaugural season. We'll then take a short break before returning for another 12 episodes in Season 2!
This semester we also welcome two wonderful new lecturers to our HPS program, Dr Kate Lynch - philosopher of biology - and Dr Jacinthe Flore - historian of medicine and STS scholar - both of whom will be interviewed in the next season of the podcast.
The HPS Seminar Series for Semester 2 begins this week with Peter Seddon presenting on 'Where Do Theories Come From? An Inference-to-the-Best-Explanation Theory of Theory Building'. Further information on the seminars for this semester can be found on our website here.
We hope you have a great week.