Registration is now open for The Making of Measurement, an international
conference to be held at the University of Cambridge on 23-24 July 2015.
The Making of Measurement is an interdisciplinary conference that seeks
to consolidate an emerging international community of scholars
interested in the history and/or philosophy of measurement. This new
wave of scholarship is still in an embryonic stage and no general
conceptual frameworks or schools of thought have yet emerged.
Inevitably, tensions exist between methodologically-diverse approaches
across the fields of philosophy, history, and sociology of science,
particularly with respect to whether measurement outcomes reflect facts
about nature, or about human tools and concepts. Hence the goal of this
conference to bring together scholars to review recent advances and to
identify key issues for further development. This decade is also seeing
dramatic changes in the metric system because four scientific units are
being redefined in terms of fundamental constants; the contemporary
relevance of a systematic approach in the humanities to the study of
measurement is therefore particularly strong.
Keynote speakers are:
Nancy Cartwright, Durham University
Graeme Gooday, University of Leeds
Terry Quinn, International Bureau of Weights and Measures
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