James Griesemer (UC Davis, USA), Title & date TBC
10 October | 17 h 00 min - 18 h 30 min
James Griesemer is a Distinguished Professor and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, a member of the UC Davis Department of Science and Technology Studies, the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, the Population Biology Graduate Group, and the Center for Population Biology. He is also Past-President of the International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of KLI in Klosterneuberg, Austria.
His primary interests are philosophical, historical, and social understanding of the biological sciences, especially evolutionary biology, genetics, developmental biology, ecology and systematics. He has written on a wide variety of topics in history, philosophy and social studies of biology, including models and practices in museum-based natural history, laboratory-based ecology, units and levels of inheritance and selection in evolutionary biology, and visual representation in embryology and genetics.