News and Events

Conference to Honor David McNaughton

In March of 2017, the Florida State University hosted a conference to honor David McNaughton... more information

Workshop on Evolution and Literature

In March of 2016, the HPS Program at the Florida State University hosted a workshop on Evolution and Literature ... more information

Conference on Evolutionary Ethics

In March of 2015, The Florida State University hosted a conference on Evolution and Ethics ... more information

Summer Conference in England

In the summer of 2014, the FSU HPS program went to London, England to present papers and tour the country ... more information

Field Trip to the Florida Everglades

In March of 2014, HPS travelled south to the Florida Everglades for a three-day adventure in the swamps. ... more information

Summer Conferences in France

In the summer of 2013, a group of HPS students flew to Paris to give papers at a small conference at l'Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. After the conference, they took the TGV to Montpellier where they presented papers at the biannual ISHPSSB conference ... more information

A Conference to Honor Ron Numbers

In February of 2013, Florida State University hosted Science Without God: Religion, Naturalism, and the Sciences, A Conference to Honor Ron Numbers ... more information

Summer Museum Course in Chicago

In the summer of 2012, a group of HPS students went to Chicago under the guidance of Michael Ruse to explore the relationship between museums and science .... more information

Slaveva-Griffin receives prestigious German fellowship

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Associate Professor of Classics at Florida State University, has received a 2013-2014 Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, a prestigious fellowship from the government of Germany.... more information

Doel wins major NSF grant

A Florida State University historian who leads an international team working to produce a comprehensive modern history of the Earth's northernmost region has won the largest individual research grant ever received by a member of his department.... more information

Harper wins major book award

A Florida State University researcher whose 2008 book detailed the modern history of meteorology is garnering international acclaim for her work from those who know the topic best.... more information

Ruse and Travis publish Evolution

One is a biologist; the other is a historian and philosopher. Together, two Florida State University professors from very different backgrounds have assembled what many are already calling the definitive work on the subject of evolution.... more information

Doel wins major grant from European Science Foundation

It's one of the coldest and most remote areas on Earth, but the Arctic region has long held great strategic interest for a number of nations. Now, a Florida State University researcher is leading an international team that is working to produce one of the most comprehensive histories to date of the northernmost part of the world from the late 19th century to the present.... more information

E.O. Wilson's 80th Birthday Celebration

In June of 2009, the FSU History and Philosophy of Science Program hosted a conference to celebrate E.O. Wilson's 80th birthday. ... more information

HPS Museum Trip (An Essay by Michael Ruse)

A couple of days ago, together with fifteen grad students and a young colleague, I visited the Creationist museum in Kentucky. It was the final stop on a week-long tour of museums and part of a course-credit-earning grad course on the presentation of science in museums.... more information

Davis publishes biography of Archie Carr

Happily doing the honors is Frederick Rowe Davis-"Fritz" to those who know him-an assistant professor of history at FSU. This summer, Oxford University Press released The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology as Davis' first book.... more information

A Conference on the Origin of Species

In 2007, the FSU HPS Program hosted a conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species... more information

A Conference on Form and Function

In 2005, the Werkmeister Bequest sponsored a conference on Form and Function ... more information

A Conference on Aristotle

In 2003, the Werkmeister Bequest sponsored a conference on Aristotle ... more information

A Conference on Philosophy and Biology

In 2001, the Werkmeister Bequest sponsored a conference on philosophy and biology ... more information

Ruse testifies on Darwin and Christianity

In a Little Rock, Arkansas, federal courtroom 20 years ago, Michael Ruse sat at ease in the witness box, gazing fixedly at his inquisitor. A relatively obscure university professor from Canada, Ruse had nonetheless made a name for himself as an ardent defender of Darwinism.... more information

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