British Society for the History of Philosophy in association with the OU Research Group in Mind, Meaning and Rationality and Open University Centre for the History of the Mathematical Sciences

PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY Robinson College, Cambridge (UK) 3-5 April 2006

The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship between philosophy and historiography, focusing on the historiography of philosophy, mathematics and science. Themes to be covered include:

– historiography of philosophy (as concerned with the theory and practice of writing history of philosophy) – history of historiography of philosophy (as concerned with the ways in which the history of philosophy has been constructed through history, for example by particular philosophers in motivating their own work) – the relationship between historiography of philosophy and historiography of mathematics, science and other disciplines – the relationship between historiography of philosophy and philosophy of history

SPEAKERS include: Michael Beaney, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Mark Bevir, Vivienne Brown, Teresa Castelão-Lawless, Cristina Chimisso, José Ferreirós, Gad Freudenthal, Hanjo Glock, Jeremy Gray, Sarah Hutton, Susan James, Nick Jardine, Martin Kusch, Chris Lawn, Quentin Skinner, Adrian Wilson.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Please send an abstract (max. 500 words), preferably by email, to Dr Cristina Chimisso or Dr. Michael Beaney by 31 October 2005. The provisional programme will be drawn up in November. One or more sessions will be scheduled for postgraduate papers. Anyone interested in giving a paper at the conference is invited to contact the organizers informally to discuss possibilities.

Organizers: Dr Cristina Chimisso, Department of Philosophy, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. Email: [email protected]

Dr Michael Beaney, Department of Philosophy, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. Email: [email protected]

Conference webpage: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/bshp/confs/historio/historio.htm