As part of the ERC-funded Narrative Science project we are hosting a one-day workshop focused on the intersection of visual practice and narrative in science. The workshop will take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on 19th April.

Science abounds with visual materials: exemplary objects, 3D models, photos, diagrams, maps, graphs. Scholars in the history, philosophy and social studies of science have highlighted various features and roles of these objects and the practices in which they are embedded, including reasoning, speculation, demonstration, illustration, communication and others. This workshop focuses on the association of visual practices with narratives in knowledge making. In some cases, visual objects embed narrative qualities in themselves; in other cases, narratives are needed to make sense of the visual materials.

To learn more about the Narrative Science project as a whole, please see the special issue we recently published in Vol. 62 of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.

Workshop spaces are very limited. If you are interested in attending, please write to Dr Robert Meunier as soon as possible: [email protected]

PhD travel bursaries
To increase participation from the postgraduate community, we are making available 4 travel bursaries, each of a maximum of £250. These can be used to recover the cost of train or airfare for those who wish to attend, and who are currently enrolled on a PhD programme, preferably with research interests directly related to the workshop agenda.

To apply for a PhD travel bursary please write to Dr Dominic Berry: [email protected]
Please include:
Your name
University Affiliation
PhD Programme and thesis title
And no more than 100 words on how this workshop relates to your research.
The deadline for applications to the travel bursary is Friday 6th of April.

You will be notified as to the outcome of your application shortly thereafter. Applicants will be selected to ensure a diverse range of research interests and institutions are represented.