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Below are a number of workshops and conferences I have co-organised.

Was war Künstliche Intelligenz? Konturen eines Forschungsfeldes 1975-2000 in Deutschland

what: This interdisciplinary conference deals with the history of “artificial intelligence” research in Germany. It focuses on the time between its institutionalisation since 1975 and the commercial breakthrough since the 2000s.

co-organised with: Fachgruppe Informatik- und Computergeschichte (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.), Institut für Musik und Medienwissenschaft (HU Berlin), IGGI – Ingenieur-Geist und Geistes-Ingenieure (Deutsches Museum München)

AI in Flux. An Online Conference on Histories of and Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

what: a three-day conference
where & when: Deutsches Museum Munich (hosted online), 29 November – 1 December 2021

keynote: Thomas Sturm & Javier Poveda (Barcelona)

co-organised with: Florian Müller, Dinah Pfau, Rudolf Seising, Jakob Tschandl (a.k.a. the “IGGI” Project Team)

Missed it? Check out some of the talks on the Deutsches Museum YouTube channel:

Full programme:

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Evolution and Ecology. Bringing Science, History and Philosophy Together

what: a two-day workshop
where & when: University of Leeds, 7-8 March 2019

keynotes: Ivana Gudelj (Exeter) & John RG Turner (Leeds)

co-organised with: Arthur G. Carlyle (PRHS), Leonardo Miele and Robert West (both School of Mathematics)
funded by: the University of Leeds OD&PL (Organisational Development and Professional Learning), the School of Mathematics and the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS)

The Opportunities and Challenges of Studying the Twentieth-Century History of Science, Technology and Medicine

what: a one-day workshop
where & when: Nucleus: The Nuclear & Caithness Archive, 5 October 2018

keynote: Jon Agar (UCL)

co-organised with: Emmeline Ledgerwood (University of Leicester, The British Library) and Linda Ross (University of the Highlands and Islands, Historic Environment Scotland)
funded by: AHRC CDP Consortium, the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities, the British Society for the History of Science and the University of Leicester
[see here for Emme’s report or here for mine]

Linda Ross introducing the workshop. (photograph: Emmeline Ledgerwood)
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