CFP: "History and Philosophy of Climate Science" - 14-16 September 2012, University of Colorado at Boulder (USA) - Deadline: May 15, 2012

Call for Papers: The 28th Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of Colorado at BoulderSeptember 14th – 16th, 2012
The Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science is an annual event focusing on a key topic in history and philosophy of science. Special invitations are extended to scholars in the Colorado area, but national and international participants are equally welcome.

This year’s topic: The History and Philosophy of Climate Science This year the CHPS will be sharing speakers and sessions with the much larger and more interdisciplinary International Conference on Culture, Politics, & Climate Change, scheduled to take place on September 13-15, 2012. For more information on the joint conference, visit: Our Conference website will be appearing shortly, though more information on CHPS can be found here: Participants in either conference are invited to attend sessions at both conferences.

Keynote speakers for CHPS: Wendy Parker (Department of Philosophy, Ohio University)Spencer Weart (American Institute of Physics) Also speaking at the Culture, Politics, and Climate Change Conference: Raymond Bradley (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Mike Hulme (University of East Anglia, UK)
Papers on any aspect of the history or philosophy of science are encouraged. Since the conference focus this year will be on history and philosophy of climate science, some preference will be given to papers that focus on topics related to either of those areas. To be considered for the program, either submit a completed paper with short abstract, or an extended (up to 1000 words) abstract. (Graduate students are asked to submit a completed paper.) Any questions may be directed to one of the two conference organizers: Benjamin Hale (Philosophy and Environmental Studies, or Carol Cleland (Philosophy,
Submissions are due by 15 May 2011 and should be sent as an email attachment ( in .doc or .pdf format) to both Professors Hale and Cleland and cc:d to all three of the following organizer accounts: (;; RCHPS@Colorado.EDU). Acceptances will be announced by 1 July 2011. Graduate students are encouraged to submit for the program; those whose papers are accepted will receive a modest stipend of $100 to help offset expenses.
The Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science at University of Colorado at Boulder is co-sponsored by the University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for the Humanities and the Arts, the Museum of Natural History, and by the following University of Colorado Departments: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Geological Sciences; History; Mathematics; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Philosophy; and Physics. The Culture, Politics, and Climate Change conference is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, Advertising a2b, The Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), and the CU Environmental Center.