CONF: “Rethinking Science after the Practice Turn”

Posted: 25 de March de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Event, News

Conference annoucement: Rethinking Science after the Practice Turn

Date : 19-20 June 2012

Place : Nancy, MSH Lorraine, France.


Since the 1980s the turn to practice has had an ever increasing influence on the studies devoted to science, whatever label and orientation these studies may favour—be it philosophy of science, sociology of science, history of science, anthropology of science, science studies, etc. The conference will develop and confront interpretations of the shift towards taking practices in science seriously, with the aim to examine how the turn to practice has modified our conceptions of science and the ways in which we analyse it—where ‘science’ is understood in a broad sense, including the empirical sciences, mathematics and logic, as well as engineering sciences and technology.


Invited speakers


– Hanne Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

– Jean-Paul van Bendegem, Université de Vrije, Bruxelles, Belgique

– Louis L. Bucciarelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

– Hasok Chang, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

– Karine Chemla, Université Paris VII, France

– Michaël Lynch, Cornell University, USA

– Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Max Planck Institute, Germany

– Joseph Rouse, Wesleyan University, USA

– Rein Vihalemm, University of Tartu, Estonia

– Andrea Woody, University of Washington, USA



No registration, free attendance.


Further details about the program will be posted on page


The conference is organised by Léna Soler and the PratiScienS group. For more information on the conference or the group, please contact: l_soler <at> For more information on the PratiScienS research group, please visit the group’s website at:


The PratiScienS group is supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), the Région Lorraine, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Lorraine (USR CNRS 3261), the LHSP – Archives Henri Poincaré (Université de Lorraine, CNRS UMR 7117), and the Université de Lorraine.


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