Past events

Sabina co-organised the Conference “Understanding Life in a Changing Planet” on 17–19 April 2024. This celebration of 20+2 years of Egenis, on the occasion of John Dupré’s retirement, brought philosophers from over the world to Exeter.

Sabina Leonelli & Rose Trappes organised a symposium titled “The Nature of Research Environments” at the 2023 European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) meeting in Belgrade (Serbia), 20–23 September. Here are the details and session description.

Nathanael Sheehan was involved in the Environmental Intelligence event at the British Science Festival in Exeter on September 8. This is a joint MetOffice & University of Exeter project, seeking to harness Big Data and AI to address environmental problems. At the event, science and art were fused to present the research in a memorable and thought-provoking way.

On September 5, Sabina Leonelli presented the keynote of the “Open to Complexity” Symposium on open science in the social sciences and humanities, at the University of Tilburg (NL), and participated in the roundtable at the end. The symposium was organised on the occasion of Sabina receiving an honorary doctorate from the University during its festive opening of the new academic year.

Phil_OS has organised three sessions at ISHPSSB Toronto (9-15 July): A double session on July 12, “Conceptualising Environments in and for Research: Biological and Philosophical Perspectives”,  as well as a further session on July 13, “Coordination within and beyond the lab: Challenges of transdisciplinary life science” and with Federica Bocchi on July 11,  “Making Data Communities”.

In the context of the PHIL_OS Exploratory Conference, the project hosted two public events locally: “Can I trust Science?”  at the Phoenix Centre, and the roundtable “Is Open Science Good for Research?” at the Streatham campus Forum (30 & 31 March 2023).

The first big meeting of the PHIL_OS project, the Exploratory Conference “Whither Open Science?” took place in Exeter on 30–31 March 2023.

The workshop “Community Engagement as Scientific Practice” took place in Exeter on 28 March 2023.

PHIL_OS presented analysis of COVID-19 sequencing platforms by Nathanael Sheehan and Sabina Leonelli at the Third PhilInBioMed conference in Pittsburgh, November 13–14, 2022.

PHIL_OS participated in the PSA2022, with a project poster and a session “Scientific medicine”, in Pittsburgh, November 10–13, 2022.

As Anchor Teacher, Sabina Leonelli gave five lectures at the WTMC Summer School 2022 “Opening Up Diversity”, 22–26 Aug 2022 in Ravenstein (The Netherlands). This prominent training space for PhD students in Science & Technology Studies in the Netherlands and beyond focused closely on PHIL_OS themes, through several lectures and interactive sessions with students and external guests.

Sabina Leonelli organised a symposium at the 9th Biennial Conference of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) in Ghent, Belgium, July 2-4, 2022.

Sabina Leonelli and Rachel Ankeny  organised the pre-conference workshop "Methods Matter: Empirical Research in Philosophy of Science in Practice(SPSP)" in Ghent, Belgium, July 1, 2022.

Sabina Leonelli lead and keynoted the final symposium of the “Reproducibility and Replicability in Science” programme of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, together with Stephan Lewandowsky.

Paola Castaño gave a talk titled “Experiments, Communities, and Datasets: Sociological Notes about Plant Biology on the International Space Station”, in the One O’clock Space Lecture series of the UCL Space Domain on March 15, 2022 (Virtual/Zoom).