(Updated June 25, 1999)


Modeling Practices in Contemporary Biomedicine -- PART I

Room I

Organizers: J.P. Gaudilliere and O. Amsterdamska.

“Modeling epidemics”

Olga Amsterdamska (University of Amsterdam)

“Modeling between Research Objects and Agents of Disease: Poliovirus in the


Angela Creager (Princeton University)

“Of mice and Wo/Men: Modeling obesity in postwar America”

Jean-Paul Gaudilliere (INSERM, Paris)


August Weismann -- PART I

Room II

Organizers: Abigail Lustig

“August Weismann as seen from the archives”

Frederick B. Churchill (Indiana University)

“Sex, Death, and Evolution in Proto- and Metazoa”

Abigail Lustig (Cité des Sciences, La Villette, Paris)


Emergence and Symbiosis: Biological, Philosophical and Economic Perspectives

Room III

Organizers: Surindar Paracer

“Emergent Symbioses and the Biological Landscape”

Surindar Paracer (Worcester State College)

“Emergent Evolution and the Philosophical Criticism of Intelligent


David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University)

“Design and Chance in Emergent Business Eco-systems”

Robert Hartwig (Worcester State College)

“Emergence of Complex Behavior in the Nervous System”

Edward Matalka (Worcester State College)
Topologies and Typologies of Life in the Digital DomainRoom IV

Organizers: Arantza Etxeberria, Stefan Helmreich

“Representing Life for a Living: The Seductive Topologies of Artificial Life”

Richard Doyle (Penn State University)

“Symbol/Matter Complementarity and Artificial Evolution”

Arantza Etxeberria (University of the Basque Country)

“Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World”

Stefan Helmreich (Stanford University)

“On the use of concepts of coding in the biological sciences”

Jon Umerez

Synthetic Theory and NS-Biology

Room V

Organizers: Thomas Junker and Uwe Hoßfeld

“State biology, race studies and modern synthesis in Germany during the Third Reich”

Uwe Hoßfeld (Jena)

“Synthetic Theory, Eugenics and NS-Ideology”

Thomas Junker (Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet)


Organisms -- A Prejudice? -- PART I

Room VI

Organizers: Eva M. Neumann-Held, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Mathias Gutmann

“Biological Organicism and the Ethics of the Human-Nature Relationship”

Christoph Rehmann-Sutter (University of Basel)

“The epistemology of living organisms in Aristotle's philosophy”

Fernando Moya (UMH)

“Historical and methodical aspects of the Organisms”

Christine Hertler (University of Frankfurt)

“The Concept of Organism in Physiology”

Robert Perlman (The University of Chicago)


Modeling Practices in Contemporary Biomedicine -- PART II

Room I

Organizers: J.P. Gaudilliere and O. Amsterdamska.

“How foreign a mouse is ? Mice, humans and grafts before and after World War II”

Ilana Lowy (INSERM, Paris)

“From 3D Structure to Rational Drug Design: Shaping Biomedicine as an Information Science”

Timothy Lenoir (Stanford University)


August Weismann -- PART II

Room II

Organizers: Abigail Lustig

“Weismann's Lamarckism: On The Inheritance of Acquired Germinal Characteristics”

Rasmus Winther (Indiana University)

“Weismann and Weismannism”

James Griesemer (University of California, Davis)


Philosophy of Biology I

Room III

“On Middle Range Theories”

Pablo Lorenzano (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes )

“Is Canalisation Being Logically Forced?”

Naomi Dar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Models in Ecology

Room IV

Organizer: Jay Odenbaugh

“The Strategy of Model-Building in Population and Community Ecology”

Jay Odenbaugh (University of Calgary)

“Mechanism, Unification, and the Explanatory Continuum”

Gregory Cooper (Duke University)

“Why Do Bayesian and Frequentist Analysis Give Different Results in Population Viability Analysis?”

Ariela Tubert and Sahotra Sarkar (University of Texas,Austin)

Commentator: Greg Mikkelson (Rice University)

The Status of 'Information Talk' -- Discussion Session

Room V

Organizer: Paul E. Griffiths


Paul E. Griffiths (University of Sydney)

Peter Godfrey-Smith (Stanford University)

Karola Stotz (University of Sydney)

Organisms -- Prejudice? -- PART II

Room VI

Organizers: Eva M. Neumann-Held, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Mathias Gutmann

“A conceptual approach to the idea of organism”

Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo and Alvaro Moreno (Univ. of the Basque Country)

“Epigenesis: a Missing Link between Genes, Environment and Organism?”

Linda Van Speybroeck ( University of Ghent, Belgium)

“Downward Causation, Property Emergence and Teleological Explanation in Biological Systems ó Toward an Organism-Centered Biology”

Charbel Niño El-Hani (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

“Organism ñ A Prejudice? - The Status of the "Organism" in Biology”

Mathias Gutmann and Eva M. Neumann-Held (European Academy for the Study of Consequences of Scientific and Technological Advance GmbH)

THURSDAY 9:00-10:30

"Genes, Gestation, and Life Experiences: Perspectives on the Social Environment in the Age of DNA" -- PART I

Room I

Organizer: Peter Taylor

Chair, Debora Hammond

“Genes, gestation, and life experience: Environmental complexities in the age of DNA”

Peter Taylor (U. Massachusetts, Boston)

“An Evolving Paradigm: Low Birth Weight and Chronic Diseases in Adult Life.”

Paula Hodgson (Lancaster)

“Performing organisms, genes and environments: Helicobacter Pylori and ecologies of research in biomedicine”

João Arriscado Nunes (U. Coimbra, Portugal)

“Asthma and the Environment: Climate, Idiosyncrasy, and Development”

Carla Keirns (U. Pennsylvania)

Histories of Tropical American Field Science and Conservation -- PART I

Room II

Organizer: Catherine A. Christen

“Homo Cubensis and Continental Affinities: The Construction of a Paleontological Scenario”

Pedro Pruna (Centro de Estudios de Historia de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia, Havana, Cuba)

“STRI Science and Panama Conservation”

Catherine A. Christen (Smithsonian Institution)


In Darwinís Shadow: Evolutionists at War -- PART I

Room III

Organizer: Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins

“The Structure of the Darwinian Argument in the Origin of Species ñ A Critique

to Its Hypothetical-deductive Reconstructions”

Anna Carolina Krebs Pereira Regner (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

“More Than Darwin's Bull Dog: Form and Function in the Work of Thomas Huxley and Its Relevance for Modern Evolutionary Theory”

Sherrie S. Lyons (Daemen College)

“George Romanes' attitude toward Darwin: the apprentice attempts to become a master”

Roberto de Andrade Martins (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)

The Understanding of Mental Illness

Room IV

Chair: Valerie Hardcastle

“Personal Identity and Mental Illness”

Owen Flanagan (Duke University)

“Of madness and molecules: Some aspects of the genetics of schizophrenia”

Andrew Garnar (Virginia Tech)

“Sinking Neurath's Boat: The Operationalism Behind Psychiatric Nosology“

Claire Pouncey (University of Pennsylvania)

Higher Levels of Selection and Macroevolutionary Patterns -- PART I

Room V

Organizer: Elisabeth A. Lloyd

“Wynne-Edwards and the Group Selection Controversy”

Mark Borrello (Indiana University)

“What, If Anything, Is A Bauplan?”

James Maclaurin (University of Otago, Dunedin) and Kim Sterelny (Victoria University of Wellington)

“Can Species Share a Common Selective Environment? A defense of species selection”

Todd Grantham (College of Charleston)

THURSDAY 11-12:30

Genes, Gestation, and Life Experiences: Perspectives on the Social Environment in the Age of DNA -- PART II

Room I

Organizer: Peter Taylor

Chair, Peter Taylor

Discussion of Part I

(Discussant/ discussion leader TBA)

“Dialogue and Dissent: Cultivating an Environment of Mutual Respect”

Debora Hammond (Sonoma State)

Discussion of Part II

(Discussant/ discussion leader TBA)

Histories of Tropical American Field Science and Conservation --PART II

Room II

Organizer: Catherine A. Christen

“The Development of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation”

Frederick R. Davis (Yale University)

“Invading Arcadia: Women Scientists in the Field in Latin America, 1900-1950”

Pamela Henson (Smithsonian Institution)


In Darwin's Shadow: Evolutionists at War -- PART II

Room III

Organizer: Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins

“William Bateson's Materials for the study of variation: an attack against Darwinism?”

Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)

“In Defense of Darwinism: Vernon Kellogg's Darwinism To-Day and the Eclipse of Darwinism, 1900-1910”

Mark Largent (University of Minnesota)

“Honor to Darwin! (and Argentina): Commemorating Darwin's Death in Buenos Aires, 1882”

Jan Jarrell (UCSD)

Making Sense of Animal Behavior

Room IV

Organizer: Greg Radick

“Taking a Stance on Behaviour: Dennett and Kant on Biological Design”

Matthew Ratcliffe (University of Cambridge)

“Morgan's Canon, Garner's Phonograph, and the Evolutionary Origins of Language and Reason”

Greg Radick (University of Cambridge)

“Of Ants and Men”

Charlotte Sleigh (University of Cambridge)

Higher Levels of Selection and Macroevolutionary Patterns -- PART II

Room V

Organizer: Elisabeth A. Lloyd

“Allometry and Individuality at the Species and Lineage Levels”

Elisabeth A. Lloyd & S.J. Gould (Indiana University)



What is a "gene"?

Room I

Organizers: Garland Allen and David Magnus

“What's Wrong with 'The Gene for . . .'?”

Garland E. Allen (Washington University in St. Louis)

“A Gene For x: a doubly ambiguous concept”

David Magnus (University of Pennsylvania)

“What Genome? Which Genotype?”

Glenn McGee (University of Pennsylvania)

“Has the "gene" concept outlived its value in medical thinking?”

Eric Juengst (Case Western Reserve University)

Pressure Groups and Research

Room II

Organizer: Marilia Coutinho

“Integrating users' perspectives into contraceptive R&D”

Jessika van Kammen (University of Amsterdam)

“Lobbying for the Causes of Cancer: The Case of the Atomic Veterans”

Mark Parascandola (NIH)

“Prostate Cancer research and gender activism”

Marilia Coutinho and Gláucio A. D. Soares (University of Florida and University of Brasilia)

“International Financial Institutions, Biodiversity, and Economic Development: Inherent Conflicts With Special Reference to Latin America”

James Bass

New Perspectives on Neo-Darwinism -- PART I

Room III

Organizer: Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins

“Dobzhansky, Mayr, and the Typological-Population Distinction”

Lisa Gannett (University of Minnesota

“Spreading the synthesis: Theodosius Dobzhansky and evolutionary genetics in Brazil”

Aldo Mellender de Arajo ( Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Naturalists in the Contact Zone: International Strategies

Room IV

Organizer: Karin Matchett

“American Naturalists in the Foreign Field: Another Origin of American


Gary Kroll (University of Oklahoma)

“Ecological Surveys: A Strategy for International Conservation and Scientific Research”

Maureen McCormick (University of Oklahoma)

“History and Diversity Matter: Geography, Genetics, and Agriculture in Mexico and the United States”

Karin Matchett (University of Minnesota)

Innateness -- PART I

Room V

Organizer: Andre Ariew

“Innateness and the Theory of Neuronal Group Selection”

Bernard Feltz (Institut superieur de philosophie)

“Nativism in Cognitive Science”

Richard Samuels (University of Pennsylvania)


Perspectives on Genetics

Room I

“Mutant knowledge and the subject of genetics”

Kaushik Sunder Rajan (MIT)

“From Psyche to Genes: Brain Research and Gender in the Work of Cécile and Oskar Vogt in the early 20th century”

Helga Satzinger (Technical University-Berlin)

“Tobacco Mosaic Virus and the Genetic Code: A Case Study in the Epistemology of Metaphors”

Christina Brandt (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

New Perspectives on Neo-Darwinism -- PART II

Room III

Organizer: Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins

“Progress and evolutionary discourse ñ some speeches at the High Table and in the dining room”

Daisy Lara de Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

“In Darwin's Shadow: The Dawkins/Gould Dispute and the Nature of "Darwinism"”

Timothy Shanahan ( Loyola Marymount University)

“Does a Naturalistic-Darwinian Research Program on Consciousness Makes Any Sense? Questions, Concepts and Perspectives”

Estela Santilli (Argentinian Society for Philosophical Analysis (SADAF) and University of Buenos Aires)

Modeling Organisms and Populations

Room IV

“Modelling Population Genetics by Simulated Annealing”

Gillian Krythia Dawn Crozier (University of Western Ontario)


Innateness--PART II

Room V

Organizer: Andre Ariew


Andre Ariew (University of Rhode Island)

“What's wrong with innateness?”

Susan Oyama (John Jay College, City University of New York)


FRIDAY 9-10:30

What it Means “To Be Human”? -- PART I

Room I

Organizer: Jorge Martinez-Contreras

“History of Paleoanthropology Perspective”

Claudine Cohen (Centre A. Koyre, mais Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

“Evolutionary Anthropology Perspective: Should one avoid the use of the expression 'Human Races'?”

Jean Gayon (Universite de Paris)

“Evolutionary Biology Perspective”

Raul Gutierrez-Lombardo (Library of History and Philosophy of Science, Mexico City)

Disciplinary Development of Biochemistry in the 20th Century: The Role of Intermediary Metabolism

Room II

Organizer: Rivers Singleton, Jr.

“Opening Remarks”

Rivers Singleton, Jr (University of Delware)

“Paul Boyer and ATPase: How to Err and Win a Nobel Prize”

Doug Allchin (UT, El Paso)

“Collaboration in the service of creative research: the network of vitamin investigators around Otto Warburg”

Petra Gentz-Werner (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences)

“Severo Ochoa: Transition from Oxidative Phosphorylation to the

Genetic Code”

Maria Jesus Santesmases (Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Alfonso XII)

Biology and Technology: Changes in the Field

Room III

Organizer: Chris Young

“Field Science in the Federal Government: The Bureau of Entomology and

Insect Control”

Hae-Gyung Geong (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

“How prey sampling technology can influence the study of seabird foraging


Elizabeth A. Logerwell (Southwest Fisheries Science Center)

“Radioisotopes: A New Technique in Ecology”

Nancy G. Slack (Russell Sage College)


Disciplining Microscopic Practice -- PART I

Room IV

Organizer: Judy Johns Schloegel and Jutta Schickore

Chair: Lynn Nyhart

“The Use and Abuse of Chromium Acid ”

Jutta Schickore (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

“Interpreting the Cell: The Empirical and Philosophical Justification for

T. H. Huxley's Rejection of German Cell Theory”

Marsha L. Richmond (Wayne State University)

“Knowing How to See: Microscopic Practice and the Shaping of Protozoology, 1857-1900”

Judy Johns Schloegel ( Indiana University)

Perspectives on the Study of Memory by Animal Experimentation

Room V

Organizers: Larry Stern and Robert Olby

“The Reception of Extraordinary Scientific Claims: George Ungar, Scotophobin, and the Molecular Code for Memory”

Larry Stern

“How the Media treated McConnell's Memory Transfer and the

Promise of the Memory Pill, plus some echoes in Contemporary Neuroscience”

Mark Rilling

“Hyden's Biochemistry of Memory - Respectable Science?”

Robert Olby(University of Pittsburgh)

Philosophy of Biology II

Room VI

Are there theoretical grounds for an empirical notion of evolutionary progress?”

Alirio Rosales (Universidad Central de Venezuela)

“A metaphysical defense of independently indeterministic evolutionary theory”

Roger Sansom (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

“The Causes of Cultural Evolution”

Glenn M. Sanford (Sam Houston State University)

“What would a Complete theory of Cultural Evolution look like?”

William Wimsatt (University of Chicago)

FRIDAY 11-12:30

What it Means “To Be Human”? -- PART II

Room I

Organizer: Jorge Martinez-Contreras

“Philosophical Perspective”

Jorge Martinez Contrerras (UAM-Iztapalapa)

“Paleoanthropological Perspective”

Jose Luis Vera-Cortes (INAH)


Disciplining Microscopic Practice -- PART II

Room IV

Organizer: Judy Johns Schloegel and Jutta Schickore

Chair: Soraya de Chadarevian

“To Prove the Prisoner's Lie: Microscopy in the Late Nineteenth-Century

American Courtroom”

Erin McLeary (University of Pennsylvania)

“Dancing around a Laboratory Totem, or Electron Microscopes and the Postwar Rise of Molecular Biology in Geneva”

Bruno J Strasser (University of Geneva)

“Specimen Preparation Procedure as a Model Building Process”

Todd Harris (UC Davis)

"Go Molecular!" Consequences of the Molecularization of Biology --PART I

Room V

Organizer: Michael R. Dietrich

“In Search of Objectivity and the Rhetoric of Informational Molecules”

Edna Suarez (UNAM)

“The Evolution at the Molecular Level: Two Paradigms in Dispute”

Nancy Mravete Novelo (UNAM)

“Protein Sequencing and Primate Systematics: G.G. Simpson Reacts to the Molecularization of Evolutionary Biology”

Jay Aronson (University of Minnesota)

"Teaching Nature"

Room VI

Organizer: Alexey Kuprijanov

“The cultural production of nature”

Marise Basso Amaral (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)

“The Eugenics Movement and College Textbooks on Mendelian

Genetics in Britain and the United States, 1900-1922.”

Mark Russell (Virginia Tech)

“What leaving beings serve for? A discourse about utility.”

Luis Henrique Sacchi and Marise Basso Amaral (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)


FRIDAY 2-3:30

The Uses of Nature

Room I

“The Grand Tour through Europe of a Curious Fish: On Baroque Sea-Monsters”

Christiane Groeben (Naples Zoological Station)

“Astral Magic and Plant Growth in Antiquity”

Darryn Lehoux (University of Toronto)

“Science in the Zoo”

Sofia Åkerberg (Umeå University)

“Rape Hypotheses in Sociobiology: A Critical Analysis of the Critics”

Anne Wolfe (University of Wisconsin)

History of Theory

Room II

Organizer: Christian Haak

“'Normal' Animals: Early mathematizations of applied zoology, 1870-1900 in German”

Sarah Jansen (Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science)

“The history of "r"”

Christian Haak (Dalhousie University)

“The Gene Concept and the Logical Structure of Genetics”

Joao Carlos M.Magalhaes (Federal University of Paran)

Unto Others: A Panel Discussion

Room III

Organizer: Michael Bradie and Marga Vicedo


Elliott Sober

Michael Ghiselin

Ayelet Shavit

Species and Natural Kinds

Room IV

“Competing Research Traditions and the Speciation Question”

Anya Plutynski (University of Pennsylvania)

“Species as a historical problem of perception”

Atilano Contreras-Ramos. (UNAM)

“The Nature of Natural Kinds”

Ina Roy (University of South Carolina)

"Go Molecular!" Consequences of the Molecularization of Biology --PART II

Room V

Organizer: Michael R. Dietrich

“Understanding 'Molecularization': Changes in Theory and

Experimentation in Mouse Aggression Studies”

David Pedersen (University of Minnesota)

“Who Discovered Neutral Molecular Evolution?”

Michael R. Dietrich (Dartmouth College)


FRIDAY 4-5:30

Presidential Plenary Session -- Auditorium

"Culture in animals, and a visit to Koshima where the monkeys salt their potatoes"

Franz van der Waal

SATURDAY 9-10:30

From Embryology to Developmental Biology: Shaping the Embryo -- PART I

Room I

Organizers: Denis Thieffry and Richard Burian

“Making the modern fetal body: Human embryology in the Carnegie

Institutionís Department of Embryology, 1913-1944”

Lynn Morgan (Mt. Holyoke College)

“The field concept of "Entwicklungsmechanik": Alexander G. Gurwitsch and

Paul A. Weiss”

Sabine Brauckmann(University of Muenster) & John M. Opitz (University of Utah School of Medicine)

“Standards of Development: A History of the Normal Table”

Nick Hopwood ( University of Cambridge)

Forging Professional Identities in Victorian Life Science

Room II

Organizer: Richard Bellon

“"It is the Gold I Want": Professionalization and Patronage in mid-Victorian Natural History”

Richard Bellon (University of Washington)

“Sir Francis Galton and the survival of the "gentlemanly specialist" in late Victorian Britain”

John Waller (University College London)

“Amateurs and Academics: The Construction of Professional Biology in Late-Victorian Yorkshire”

Sam Alberti (University of Leeds)

History of Biology in the 20th Century

Room III

“Joseph Needham and R. A. Fisher: Two Christian perspectives on the Wider Implications of Biology”

Peter Bowler (Queen's University of Belfast)

“Biochemical Cycles: Harland Goff Wood and Propionic Acid Metabolism”

Rivers Singleton, Jr (University of Delware)

“How the OxPhos Controversy Ended”

Marcel Weber (University of Hannover)

“A Short History of the Triune Brain”

C.U.M.Smith (Aston University)

The Metaphysics of Evolving Science -- PART I

Room IV

Organizer and Chair: Dawn Ogden

“Campbell's Metaphysical Framework”

Michael Bradie (Bowling Green State University)

“Darwinian Explanations for the Instrumental Success of Theories”

Richard DeWitt (Fairfield University)

“The Units of Conceptual Selection”

David Hull (Northwestern University)

Cognitive Neuroscience

Room V

Chair: Owen Flanagan

“Evolutionary Psychology, Meet Developmental Biology”

Valerie Gray Hardcastle (Virginia Tech and University of Cincinnati) and David Buller (Northern Illinois University)

“Limbic connectivities with parieto-frontal cortex: A model system for developing a computational neuroscience of sequential cognitive processes?”

John Bickle, Marica Bernstein, and Samantha Stiehl (East Carolina University)

“Delusions of Misidentification: the Role of Affect in Perceptual Recognition”

Karen de Perthuis & Philip Gerrans (University of Sydney)

“The Implications of the Neurobiological Approach for Decision Making in Economics”

Salvatore Rizzello (University of Turin)

Political Dictatorship in Science and Influence of Lysenkoism on Genetic Research in the Middle of the 20th Century

Room VI

Organizer:Valery Soyfer

“Communists' Monopoly in Science in the USSR: The Tragedy of Soviet Biology in the Middle of the Twentieth Century”

Valery N. Soyfer and Nina I. Soyfer (George Mason University)

“Old Bolshevik Olga Lepeshinskaya and Her "New Cellular Theory"”

Leonid I. Korochkin (Russian Academy of Sciences)

“The Consequences of the 1948 Session of Vaskhnil for Evolutionary Theory”

Iakov Gall (The Institute of History of Natural Sciences, St. Petersburg)

SATURDAY 11-12:30

From Embryology to Developmental Biology: Shaping the Embryo -- PART II

Room I

Organizers: Denis Thieffry And Richard Burian

“Ephestia: The Experimental Design of Alfred Kühnís Physiological

Developmental Genetics”

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

“Embryology and Evolution from 1900 to 1960: Worlds Apart?”

Ron Amundson (University of Hawaii at Hilo)

“Changing Paradigms in Neural Induction”

Scott Gilbert (Swarthmore College)

The Science and Politics of Progress in the Life Sciences, 1789-1939

Room II

Organizer: Harmke Kamminga

“Making Progress in the Sciences in the French Revolution”

Andrew Cunningham (University of Cambridge)

“Science as Social progress: German Physiologies and 1848 Radicalisms”

Harmke Kamminga (University of Cambridge)

“Peace and Progress: The Social Significance of Science and the Internationalist Movement in the Interwar Period”

Geert J. Somsen (University of Maastricht)

Cathedrals of Science: Natural History Museums [in memory of the late Susan Sheets-Peyenson]

Room III

Organizer: Mary P. Winsor

“Room for Research? Constructing the Stockholm Natural History Museum, 1901-1916”

Jenny Beckman (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

“Visualizing Biology: Ecology and Heimat in Natural History Displays in Germany, 1871-1914”

Susanne Koestering (Technische Universitaet Berlin)

“The museum setting and the environmental perspective”

Lynn K. Nyhart (University of Wisconsin)

Commentator: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (Univ. of Minnesota)

The Metaphysics of Evolving Science -- PART II

Room IV

Organizer: Dawn Ogden

“The Organization of Knowing: Autonomy, Evolution and Evolutionary


C.A. Hooker and W.D. Christensen (University of Newcastle)

“Two different approaches of Evolutionary epistemology, Popper's and Hull's: an analysis from the synthetic theory of evolution”

Rosaura Ruiz (UNAM)


Evolutionary Psychology -- PART I

Room V

Chair: Valerie Hardcastle

“The Evolution of Evidentialism”

Christopher Stephens (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

“Do minds speed up evolution?”

Stephen M. Downes (University of Utah)

“Adaptive History and the Objectivity of Norms”

William Harms (University of British Columbia)

Consequences of Racial and Eugenic Thinking

Room VI

“How "caucasoids" got such big crania and why they shrank: changing hierarchies of race, brain size and intelligence from Morton to Rushton”

Leonard Lieberman (Central Michigan)

“Some Words Are Better Left Unsaid: Urban and Rural Constructions of Social Race in the Pátzcuaro, Mexico, Region, 1680-1740”

Aaron Althouse (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga)

“Sterilization and social control in California”

Alicia Villela (UNAM)

“French Race Theory and its Military Applications: The Debate over 'la force noire,' 1910-1912.”

Joe H. Lunn (Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn)


From Genes to Cells: Differentiation and Development -- PART I

Room I

Organizers: Denis Thieffry and Richard Burian

“Mapping development or how molecular is molecular biology?”

Soraya de Chadarevian (University of Cambridge)

“To Describe Development in Terms of Genes and Cells”

Charles Galperin (Charles de Gaulle University, Lille)

“François Jacob's lab in the seventies: The T-complex and the mouse

developmental genetic program”

Michel Morange ( Ecole normale supérieure, Paris)

Modeling the Whole of Life

Part 1: Perspectives on Theoretical Biology

Room II

Organizers: Werner Callebaut and Veronika Hofer

“Ludwig von Bertalanffy's Systems Theory of Life”

Veronika Hofer (Konrad Lorenz Institut fuer Evolutions- und Kognitionsforschung)

Commentator: Werner Callebaut

“What Theoretical Biology Should (Not) Be”

Werner Callebaut (Konrad Lorenz Institut fuer Evolutions- und Kognitionsforschung)

Commentator: Diego Rasskin-Gutman

“Modeling Form Today”

Diego Rasskin-Gutman and Gerd B. Müller

(Konrad Lorenz Institut fuer Evolutions- und Kognitionsforschung)

Commentator: Gunther Eble

Institutionalization and Disciplinarity in Biology

Room III

“The Institutionalization of Helminthology in Mexico (1929-1974)”

Irma García Altamirano, Graciela Zamudio Varela and Gerardo

Pérez Ponce de León (UNAM)

“La investigacion basica en ciencias biologicas: una caracterizacion disciplinaria”

Enrique Mart“nez (Universidad de la Republica)

The Mechanisms of Evolving Science -- PART I

Room IV

Organizer: Dawn Ogden

“The Evolutionary Ecology of Science”

Marion Blute (University of Toronto at Mississuaga)

“Selection at Two Levels in the Evolution of Science”

Sigrid Glenn (University of North Texas)

“Science Evolving? A Case Study from Radio Astronomy”

Michelle Little (Northwestern University)

Evolutionary Psychology -- PART II

Room V

Chair: Valerie Hardcastle

“Evolution and Malfunctions”

Paul Sheldon Davies (College of William and Mary)

“From Sociobiology to Evolutionary Psychology: Scientific Advance or Deja Vu?”

Val Dusek (University of New Hampshire)

“Psychology and Human Origins Research”

Linnda R. Caporael (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Ethics and Norms In Biology -- PART I

Room VI

“Patent Pending? Genetically Engineered Organisms and Intellectual Property Law”

Jack Wilson (Northwestern University)

“Population Rights?”

Jennifer E. Reardon (Cornell University)


From Genes to Cells: Differentiation and Development -- PART II

Room I

Organizers: Denis Thieffry and Richard Burian

“Are the Eyes Homologous?”

Jeremy Ahouse (Millennium Predictive Medicine) and Georg Halder (University of Basel and University of Wisconsin)

“Hopeful monsters revisited: Modules as units of development and evolution”

Gerhard Schlosser (Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg)

“Interfacing individual genes and development: feedback circuits and

regulatory networks.”

Denis Thieffry (University of Gent & Free University of Brussels)

Modeling the Whole of Life

Part 2: Situated Activity and Constructive Interaction

Room II

Organizers: Karola Stotz and Werner Callebaut

“An interactive-constructivist account of life and mind”

Karola Stotz (University of Sydney)

Commentator: Mark H. Bickhard

“The Ontological Emergence of Representation in Autonomous Agents”

Mark H. Bickhard (Lehigh University)

Commentator: Wayne D. Christensen

Panel Discussion

Settings for Scientific Research

Room III

“Socialization of Scientists Under Adverse Conditions: A Case Study in Mexico”

Larissa Adler Lomnitz (IIMAS- UNAM)

“The Plight of the Obscure Innovator in Science”

Moti Nissani (Wayne State University)

The Mechanisms of Evolving Science -- PART II

Room IV

Organizer: Dawn Ogden

“Comparative Study of the Reception of Sociobiology: Migration, Dispersal,

and Phylogenic Constraint in Evolution of Science”

Osamu Sakura (Yokohama National University)

“Evolving Science: Toward an Integration of the Mechanism and Metaphysics”

Dawn Ogden (University of British Columbia)


Ethics and Norms on Biology -- PART II

Room VI

“On the Use of "Ecology" as a Foundation for a "Global Environmental Ethic" ”

Tyler Veak (Virginia Tech)

“Think Locally Act Globally: Locating the Marsh-Billings National Historical Park”

Mark Madison (National Conservation Training Center)

“The Pitfalls of Scientific 'Ecomessianism'”

Wyatt James Galusky (Virginia Tech)