CFP: Early Career Workshop in History and Philosophy of Physics

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Workshop dates: April 11-12, 2019
Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Confirmed Keynote Speaker
Katherine Brading (Duke University)

The history and philosophy of physics is an intellectually diverse field which has become increasingly engaged with issues of interest to contemporary practicing physicists. One of the driving forces of this intellectual diversity has been early career philosophers, historians, and physicists exploring topics of foundational import in a broad range of sub fields of physics, such as cosmology and astrophysics, particle physics, quantum gravity, and condensed matter physics, alongside more traditional issues in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics and spacetime physics. In several cases, historians and philosophers have contributed directly to methodological debates taking place within the physics community.

This workshop aims to bring together early career scholars in the history and philosophy of physics working on such topics. Applications are encouraged from graduate students and postdoctoral scholars whose background is in the history of science, philosophy, and physics. We especially encourage submissions from members of groups underrepresented in philosophy. Some funds will be available to help with travel expenses.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit an extended abstract (max. 750 words) through Easychair ( Submissions are due by January 15, 2019.

Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and saved as a PDF file. If you have never used Easychair before you will need to create an account. Once you have an account follow the link provided above and follow the instructions to upload the PDF file of your abstract.

The Early Career Workshop will be followed by another workshop, “Quantum Field Theory, Then and Now”, taking place on April 12-13, 2019.

Confirmed Speakers for “Quantum Field Theory, Then and Now”

Alexander Blum (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Arianna Borrelli (TU Berlin)
Anthony Duncan (University of Pittsburgh)
Arthur Jaffe (Harvard University)
Kerry McKenzie (University of California, San Diego)
David Wallace (University of Southern California)

If you have any questions, please contact Porter Williams ( or Michael Miller (


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