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1.  Philosophy & Theory in Biology (P&TB) is a 
new peer-reviewed open-access online journal to 
be launched in the Fall of 2009, and it aims to 
bring together philosophers of science and 
theoretically inclined biologists in order to 
interact across disciplinary boundaries.  They 
seek papers that are methodologically diverse, 
including but not limited to standard philosophy 
of biology analyses of concepts or research 
programs and 'theoretical' papers by biologists. 

2. To commemorate the bicentennial of the birth 
of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of 
the publication of The Origin of Species, the 
California Academy of Sciences, in collaboration 
with the Pacific Division of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science, will 
sponsor a "Symposium on Darwin and the Galapagos" 
on August 14 and 15, 2009.  Those who register in 
advance for the AAASPD meeting may request a 
ticket in advance at no additional cost.  If 
space is available tickets can also be obtained 
at the door with on-site registration. 

3. The Cohn Institute Tel Aviv University, The 
Edelstein Center, The Hebrew University of 
Jerusalem, and the Van Leer Institute of 
Jerusalem announce a workshop "Transformations of 
Lamarckism," June 7-10, 2009, Tel Aviv 
University. The workshop celebrates the 200th 
anniversary of the publication of Lamarck's 
Philosophie Zo÷logique and brings together 
historians, philosophers and biologists concerned 
with present-day issues in biology.  Admission is 

4. Call for abstracts and papers for "Social 
Sciences," the 25th Boulder Conference on the 
History and Philosophy of Science at the 
University of Colorado at Boulder, October 9-11, 
2009.  Although preference will be given to 
papers dealing with the social sciences, 
submissions in any area of the history or 
philosophy of science will be considered. 
Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2009. 

5. The May issue of the International History & 
Philosophy of Science Teaching Group (IHPST) 
newsletter is now available on the web.  Item #2 
includes up-dated registration, accommodation and 
travel details for the IHPST Group's coming Notre 
Dame conference; it includes a message for 
graduate students taking part in the meeting. 

6. Call for extended abstracts for "Levels of 
Selection and Individuality in Evolution: 
Conceptual Issues and the Role of Artificial Life 
Models," Workshop at ECAL 2009 conference 
(13th-16th September, Budapest, Hungary). 
Submissions are invited that discuss any aspect 
of levels of selection, organisation, and 
individuality in evolution.  Submission deadline: 
22 June 2009.  

7. Call for papers for "Emergence and Reduction 
in the Sciences," Second Pittsburgh-Paris 
Workshop, December 11-12, 2009 (possibly 
extending to morning, December 13) at the Center 
for Philosophy of Science, University of 
Pittsburgh (co-sponsored by l'Institut d'Histoire 
et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, 
Paris).  The organizers invite papers that 
address these dual notions in any science. Papers 
that connect the notions in several sciences are 
encouraged.  Deadline for submission: August 15, 

8. Call for papers for "Darwin in the 
Twenty-First Century: Nature, Humanity, and God," 
November 1-3, 2009, at the University of Notre 
Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.  The conference is 
devoted to evolutionary theory in its scientific, 
anthropological, philosophical, and theological 
dimensions as a contribution to the 150th 
anniversary of the publication of The Origin of 
Species. Deadline for abstracts:  June 12, 2009. 

9. The History and Philosophy of Science Program 
at Florida State University will be hosting its 
biennial Werkmeister Conference on June 2, 2009 
and will be using the occasion to celebrate the 
80th birthday of Edward O. Wilson.  There will be 
a series of papers given on topics related to the 
work of Dr. Wilson.  These talks will include 
short discussion and Professor Wilson will be 
invited to comment.  There is no charge, but 
space is limited, so registration is requested. 

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