Hanne Andersen

PhD, Centre Director

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1998                  Ph.D. in philosophy of science from Roskilde University 1998

1992                  M.Sc. in physics and comparative literature, University of Copenhagen 1992

Positions

2012-

Professor (with special responsibilities as Centre Director), Centre for Science Studies, Dept. of Mathematics, Aarhus University

2009-2011

Head of Department, Department of Science Studies, Aarhus University

2005-2009

Associate Professor, Department of Science Studies, Aarhus University

1998-2005

Assistant and Associate Professor, Dept. for Medical Philosophy and Clinical Theory, University of Copenhagen, 1998-2002 (Assistant); 2002-2005 (Associate)

1997-1998

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Informatics, The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies

1994-1997

Ph.D. fellowship, Danish Science Research Council

1994

Research fellowship, The Carlsberg Foundation

1992-1994

Curator, The Danish National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine

Academic management

Current research management:

2012-

Centre Director

2013-

Steering committee & PI, Danish Research Network for Philosophy of Science

Currently member of:

2014-

International advisory board for the Oulu Centre for Theoretical and Philosophical Studies of History, Finland

2002-

Danish National Committee of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science

Previously member of:

2012-2013

Electorate Nominating Committee, PSA

2011-2014

Electorate Nominating Committee, AAAS, Section L

2011-2013

Steering Committee of the European Philosophy of Science Association

2010

Committee on philosophy of science at Aarhus University (Studium Generale udvalget)

2003-2009

Governing board of the Danish Research School for Philosophy, History of Ideas and History of Science (PHIS)

2006-2009

Deputy head of department

2008-2009

Chair of the Aarhus Graduate School of Science Field Committee for History of Science and Science Education

2005-2008

Consultative Board of PhD-studies, Faculty of Science, University of Aarhus

2002-2005

Educational Board of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Chair of the graduate committee and as such responsible for the development of the Master's programme

2002-2005

Board of the Niels Bohr Archive

2001-2005

Governing board of the Danish Society for Medical Philosophy, Ethics and Methodology

2001-2002

National working group on physics and chemistry education (Arbejdsgruppen for Fysik og Kemi)

1995-2002

Governing board for the Southscandinavian Consortium for Science Studies

1990-1991

Danish National Board of Science (FLUNA, Naturvidenskabelig Uddannelsesråd)

1988-1989

Educational Board of Physics, University of Copenhagen

1984-1986

Science Faculty Council, University of Copenhagen

International research collaboration

2008-2012

Co-team leader together with Marcel Weber (team leader) of Team B: “The Natural and Life Sciences” in the ESF Research Network “Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective”

Scholarships and grants

2013

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities. Grant for the project “Danish Research Network for Philosophy of Science”. Dkr. 1.007.542.

2013

Aarhus University Research Foundation. Grant for Visiting Professor. Dkr. 123.400

2011

Aarhus University Research Foundation. Grant for Visiting Professor. Dkr. 219.844

2009

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities. Grant for the project “Philosophy of Contemporary Science in Practice”. Dkr. 4.883.487

2008

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Visiting fellowship. $5600

2000

Danish Research Academy. Summer school "Disease, Genes, Reduction". Dkr. 125.443

1999

Danish Humanities Research Council. Research Assistant for the project "Conceptual structures, conceptual change, and early subdiscipline development". Dkr. 211.016

1998

Danish Humanities Research Council. Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching 25/9-98. Dkr. 18.000

1994

Stiftung für Bildung und Behindertenförderung. Research visit at Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech. DM 4500

1994-97

Danish Science Research Council. Fellowship. Dkr. 672.492

1994

The Carlsberg Foundation. "Kuhn's philosophy of science in the light of cognitive psychology." Dkr. 86.739

Long-term research visits

2014 (fall)

TU Berlin

2013 (april)

Dept. of Philosophy, Universität Konstanz

2008 (fall)

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

1996-1997

Dept. of Philosophy, Universität Kontanz

1996(spring)

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin

1994-1995

Dept. of Philosophy, Universität Kontanz

Editorial work

2013-

Editorial board member, History and Philosophy of Technoscience

2006-2009                         

Editor-in-chief of Centaurus. International Journal of the History of Mathematics, Science and Technology

2003-2006

Editorial board member, Bibliotek for Læger

2005-

Editorial board member, Filosofiske Studier

2005

Editorial board member, MONA: Matematik Og Naturfagsdidaktik  - Tidsskrift for undervisere, forskere og formidlere

 

Academic organizational activities

2014

First Annual Meeting of the Danish Research Network for Philosophy of Science, Odense, January 31-February 1, 2014 (in collaboration with Samuel Schindler and Peter Sandøe)

2012

“Empirical Philosophy of Science – Qualitative Methods”, Sandbjerg, March 21-23, 2012 (in collaboration with Susann Wagenknecht)

2011

“Philosophy of Systems Biology”, workshop of Team B: The Natural and Life Sciences, ESF Research Network Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective, August 18-20 (in collaboration with Marcel Weber and Gry Oftedal)

2011

“Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity”, workshop arranged by the Philosophy of Contemporary Science in Practice project, August 16-18 (in collaboration with Susann Wagenknecht)

2007

6th Graduate Conference, The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Science and History of Ideas , December 2-4 (in collaboration with Henrik Kragh Sørensen, Maiken Lykke Lolck, Hans Henrik Hjermitslev, Laura Thomasen)

2006

Symposium "Qualitative methods in the health sciences", May 2006 (in collaboration with Lone Schmidt)

2006

Annual meeting in the Danish National Comittee for the History and Philosophy of Science, January 2006 (in collaboration with Jan Faye)

2005

4th Graduate Conference, The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Science and History of Ideas, December 2005 (together with Peter Clemens Kjærgaard, Henrik Jøker Bjerre and Claus Festersen)

2004

3rd Graduate Conference, The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Science and History of Ideas, December 2004 (together with Peter Clemens Kjærgaard, Stig Andur Pedersen and Pelle Guldborg Hansen)

2003

Annual meeting in the Danish National Comittee for the History and Philosophy of Science, December 2003 (in collaboration with Helge Kragh)

2003

2nd Graduate Conference, The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Ideas and History of Science, December 2003 (in collaboration with Stig Andur Pedersen and Peter Clemens Kjærgaard)

2003

Workshop "Cognitive Studies of Science", May 2003 (in collaboration with Stig Andur Pedersen & Thomas Söderqvist)

2002

Graduate Conference, The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Ideas and History of Science, December 2002 (in collaboration with Stig Andur Pedersen & Peter Clemens Kjærgaard)

2000

Summer school "Disease, Genes, Reduction", University of Copenhagen, September 2000

1998

Symposium "History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching", September 1998 (in collaboration with Thomas Söderqvist)

1996

Summer school "The Relation Between History of Science and Philosophy of Science", Southscandinavian Consortium for Science Studies, July 1996 (in collaboration with Thomas Söderqvist)

1995

Summer school "Reductionism - Antireductionism", University of Aarhus, July 1995 (in collaboration with Helge Kragh and Kurt Møller Pedersen)

International conference presentations

2014

Workshop “Teaching the history and philosophy of science and technology in higher education: challenges and experiences at the undergraduate level” (together with Henrik Kragh Sørensen), Paris, June 19-20 2014, Invited speaker

2014

Numbering ourselves, Conference “Numbers”, Bergen, June 11-12 2014, Invited speaker

2014

Structure and Development of Contemporary Science, Conference GCTP2014, Amsterdam, May 26-28 2014, Invited speaker

2014

Investigating Entities’ Lifelines, Workshop “Experimentation, Conceptual Change, and Scientific Realism, May 2-3, 2014, Athens. Invited speaker.

2013

Trust, dependence and expertise in contemporary science, Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS13), September 16-18 2013, Ghent. Invited plenary.

2013

Conceptual change across disciplines, ConChaMo 5: Conceptual Change Across Disciplines, June 3-5 2013, Porvoo, Finland. Invited speaker.

2013

Philosophy of science and scientific proficiency, First international conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science (GWP2013), March 11-14 2013, Hannover

2012

What kind of expertise is needed in interdisciplinary research?, Workshop on “Interdiscplinary Success”, October 4-5 2012, Lund. Invited speaker.

2012

Epistemic dependence and cooperative activity in interdisciplinary research, Conference on “Challenging Philosophy: Interdisciplinary problems and disciplinary philosophy”, PIN Network, Tübingen September 21-23 2012. Invited speaker.

2012

A frame representation of distributed cognition in science, Conference “CTF’12: Concept Types and Frames”, Düsseldorf August 22-24 2012. Invited plenary.

2012

Epistemic dependence in contemporary science, Confernce on “Rethinking science after the Practice Turn”, Nancy June 19-21 2012. Invited speaker

2011

Acting out of line: On Joint accept and unilateral rescission in scientific groups. EPSA 2011, Athens, October 5-8.

2011

Bridging Disciplines: Creation of Concepts in Interdisciplinary Groups. Conference “Bridging Disciplines: Evolution and Classification in Biology, Linguistics and the History of Science, Ulm, Germany, June 24-16. Invited speaker

2011

Concepts, Categories, and Experiments. Workshop “Practical Realism – Towards a Realistic Account of Science”, Tartu, Estonia, June 15-17. Invited speaker

2010

Commentary on Michela Massimi: Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change, Workshop on “Points of Contact between the Philosophy of Physics and the Philosophy of Biology”, European Science Foundation Research Networking Program "The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective", LSE, December 13-15

2010

Making Better Scientists, talk in the opening plenary on “The Challenges and Opportunities of Interdisciplinary Teaching”, HSS Annual Conference, Montreal, Nov 4-8

2010

The Second Essential Tension: Tradition and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Research, Workshop on “Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity: Metaphusical and Epistemological Aspects, Lund. Invited speaker. October 11-13. Invited speaker

2009

Concepts and the generation of knowledge in scientific groups, European Philosophy of Science Association, EPSA09, Amsterdam, October 21-24.

2009

Modelling Collective Belief in Science, 2nd International Conference of the. Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Minneapolis, June 16-18.

2009

Concepts, Knowledge, and Groups. Workshop “Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practices”, Berlin, May 22. Invited speaker

2007

History and Philosophy of Modern Epidemiology, Conference in Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh, October 10-14

2007

Demarcating misconduct from misinterpretation and mistake, 1st International Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice , August 23-25

2007

Experiments and Concepts, Workshop "Generating Experimental Knowledge" , Wuppertal June 14-17. Invited speaker.

2004

Misrepresentation or Ignorance: The Case of "The Skeptical Environmentalist", Anuual Meeting of the History of Science Society, Austin, November 18-21

2004

Ignorance or Misconduct? A lesson from "The Skeptical Environmentalist", Research Conference on Research Integrity, San Diego, November 12-14

2004

A Dynamic Account of Conceptual Structures, International Conference of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences, Guangzhou, June 23-26. Invited speaker.

2001

Popperian Epidemiology, XVth European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, August 16-18.

2001

The development of family resemblance concepts, MBR-01 (Model-Based Reasoning, Scientific Discovery, Technological Innovation, Values), Pavia, May 17-19. Invited speaker.

2001

Taxonomy and Theory, Cognitive Studies Workshop, University of Virginia, March 24.-27. Invited speaker.

2000

Reference and Resemblance, PSA 2000, Vancouver, November 2-4.

1999

Comment of Harold Brown's "Incommensurability and Reality", International conference on incommensurability (and related matters), University of Hanover, June 13-16. Invited speaker.

1998

Nomic concepts, frames, and conceptual change (with N. Nersessian), PSA 1998, Kansas City, October 22-24

1998

Unexpected discoveries, graded structures, and the difference between acceptance and neglect, International Congress on Discovery and Creativity, Gent May  14-17

1996

Noddack Neglected - The 1934 Suggestion of Nuclear Fission, "Discovery of Elements", symposium dedicated to the memory of Walter Noddack and Ida Noddack-Tacke, Leuven, September 16-20

Membership of program committees for major international conferences

Past: EuroCogSci2011, EPSA 2011, SPSP2013.

Currently: 15th International Congress in Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (2015). Chair of organizing committee for SPSP2015

Peer review

Peer review for the following journals and academic book publishers: Ashgate, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science; British Journal for Philosophy of Science; Cambridge University Press; Centaurus; Erkenntnis; History of Analytical Philosophy; International Studies in Philosophy of Science; Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Journal for Language, Logic and Information; Philosophy and Theory of Biology; Philosophy of Science; Science & Education; Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Synthese

Research assessment

Member of the evaluation panel for the evaluation of basic research in philosophy and history of ideas in Norway, Research Council of Norway , 2009-2010.

Peer review for the following research councils: NSF, Faeroe Island Research Council, Ministero dell’Istruzione, Dell’Universitá e della Ricerca Italy, Norwegian Research Council, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Finish Academy, Research Foundation - Flanders

Exhibitions

1992

The Danish National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine: "Early experimental physics", "Carthography" and "Nuclear physic (all in collaboration with Keld Nielsen)