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Research Seminars at FLoV

Our 15 research seminars at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, FLoV, are moved online and held as zoominars this term, due to the recommendations regarding the coronavirus. Please send an email to the contact person for the seminar you wish to attend and you will get more information and links to zoom meetings.

Citizen Science

  • University of Gothenburg Webinars on Citizen Science
    Contact: and

    5 February  Marisa Ponti and Anna Jia Gander: Heteromation in Citizen Science: The Division of Labor Between Citizens, Experts, and Machines
    12 March 10:00-12:00 Elin Lundquist,Stockholm University: Reports for an epistemic community:Birdwatchers' use of digital platforms for reporting observations of birds
    30 April: 10:00-12:00 Professor Carsten Østerlund, Syracuse University: AI in Citizen Science: Navigating Large information Spaces in Gravity Spy

    A series on new developments in the field of citizen science, in the broadest sense, including different participatory participatory research activities in the natural and social sciences and the humanities, as well as community based initiatives.

History of Philosophy and Classical Philology

  • History of Philosophy and Classical Philology Research Seminar
    Contact Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist,
    7 April 15:15 Jenny Pelletier (KU Leuven/GU): The Metaphysical Foundations of Social Groups in Late Medieval Philosophy
    23–24 June Workshop: Irrationality and madness
    If you are interested in attending, please contact Filip Radovic,

  • Filling the Gap: Medieval Aristotelian Logic 1240–1360
    Contact Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist,

  • Translation as Research
    Contact Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist,
    August 2021: Workshop 4 within the RJ project in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen: Translation as Research: Conclusions and Preparations for Future Research Project.

You get Zoomlinks, handouts etc about these three projects via our mailing list, please contact if you would like to be added to the list.

Language Technology

  • CLASP seminar
    Wednesdays 13:15–15:00 
    10 March: Nikolai Ilinykh: When an Image Tells a Story: The Role of Visual and Semantic Information for Generating Paragraph Descriptions
    24 March: N.B. 15:00–16:45 Julia Hockenmaier, University of Illinois: Collaborative Construction and Communication with Minecraft
    31 March: Giulia Perugia, Uppsala University: Gaze, Personality, and the Uncanny Valley: Implicit Cues of Uncanny feelings and Interaction Strategies to Overcome them
    7 April: Nick Chater from Warwick Business School: Virtual bargaining: The hidden logic of joint action and communication
    14 April: Robin Cooper, GU: Types and probability: Implementing probabilistic TTR
    28 April: Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh: Why we still need Grammars for NLP
    12 May: Staffan Larsson
    19 May:
    Jörg Tiedemann, University of Helsinki: What's in a translation model? Analyzing neural seq2seq models and the representations they learn
    26 May: Moa Johansson, Chalmers: Bias and Methods of AI technology studying Political Science
    2 June: Richard Johansson and Lovisa Hagström, Chalmers University of Technology: Interpreting and Grounding Pre-trained Representations for Natural Language Processing
    9 June: Adam Poliak, Barnard College
    16 June: Ellen Breitholtz

    25 August: Sharid Loáiciga

    CLASP, the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability, arranges regularly seminars, workshops and conferences. See the calendar (external web) and CLASP's website.


  • Linguistics Seminar
    Tuesdays 13:15–15:00

    Contact: Eleni Gregoromichelaki, and Ellen Breitholtz,

    9 March: Torbjörn Lager 1. Webizing Prolog - and Prologizing the Web
    16 March:
    Torbjörn Lager 2. Agents on the Prolog Web
    23 March: Julian Grove: Presupposition projection as a scope phenomenon
    20 April: Filippa Lindahl and Elisabet Engdahl: The pragmatic function of object pronouns in spoken Swedish
    4 May: Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, University of Warsaw:  Language in coaction: developmental continuity
    11 May: Kerstin Fischer, University of Southern Denmark: Doing Linguistics Using Robots
    18 May: Sean Roberts, Cardiff University: Interaction and Language Evolution
    25 May: Stina Ericsson, GU, and Per-Olof Hedvall, Lund University: Categorising people through language and the designed environment
    8 June: Prerna Nadathur, Language, Logic, and Cognition Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Making progress: causal models and the imperfective paradox


  • Logic Seminar
    The seminar is held on alternate Fridays 10:15–12:00.
    Contact: Graham Leigh,

    Subscribe to the Logic Seminar mailing list (external page) for up-to-date information.

    2 February:  Bahareh Afshari: Cyclic Proof Systems for Modal Logics
    12 March: Lance Rips, Northwestern University: Experimenting with (Conditional) Perfection 
    26 March: Carlo Nicolai, King's College: A New Look at Cut Elimination for Compositional Truth
    7 May: Sonia Marin, University College London: Focused nested calculi for modal and substructural logics
    21 May: Mattias Granberg Olsson: A proof of conservativity of fixed points over Heyting arithmetic via truth
    4 June: Juliette Kennedy, Helsinki: Logicality and Model Classes
    18 June: Victor Lisinki, Corpus Christi, Oxford: Decidability problems in number theory

  • Nordic Online Logic Seminar
    Monthly over Zoom, Mondays, 16:00-17:30, with talks on logic topics of interest for the broader logic community.
    Contact: Graham Leigh,
    Subscribe for info:

    22 March: Dag Prawitz, Stockholm University: Validity of inference and argument
    26 April: Jouko Väänänen, University of Helsinki: Dependence logic: Some recent developments
    21 June: Dag Normann, Oslo: An alternative perspective on Reverse Mathematics

Practical Philosophy

  • Practical Philosophy and Political Theory Research Zoominar
    Wednesdays  13:15–15:00
    Contact: Yuliya Kanygina,

    20/1  – Yuliya Kanygina: Self-Other Asymmetry and the Presumption of Duties to Oneself
    27/1 – Pascale Willemsen: Direct and derivative moral responsibility: An overlooked distinction in experimental philosophy
    3/2 – Tadhg Ó Laoghaire: Trade Justice and the Least-Developed Countries
    10/2 – Haixin Dang: Epistemic Responsibility and Scientific Authorship
    17/2 – Bengt Brulde: How much inequality should we accept?
    24/2 – Christian Munthe: Work in progress where applied ethics in the work on antibiotic resistance (ABR) meets applied philosophy of economics and political philosophy
    3/3 – Olle Blomberg: Responsibility for another’s action
    10/3 – Adrian Walsh: A Somewhat Moderate Defence of Moral Critiques of Self-interested Commercial Motives
    17/3 – Jasmine Elliott: The Role of the Corporate Lawyer, Advising, and Indirect Responsibility
    24/3 – Paiman Karimi: Relaxed realism: what distinguishes it from robust realism?
    31/3 – Davide Fumagalli: Antibiotic Resistance, Meat Consumption and the Harm Principle
    14/4 – Gunnar Björnsson: From non-retributive to retributive desert
    21/4 – Ragnar Francén: Finding Wrong
    28/4 – no seminar
    5/5 – Robert Pál-Wallin, PhD student and LGRP member at Lund: Against Alethic Views of Moral Responsibility
    12/5 N.B unusual time 16:15-18:00 – Per-Erik Milam: Letting Go of Blame
    19/5 – Joakim Sandberg: The modern business corporation and moral responsibility
    26/5 Daphne Brandenburg, University of Groningen, and Herman Veluwenkamp, Delft University of Technology: On Reproaching Robots: A Normative Proposal for Robot Uptake without Deception
    2/6 Dorna Behdadi: Strawson’s two stances as distinct normative perspectives

    The seminar in Practical Philosophy and Political Theory is a collaboration between the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science and the Department of Political Science.
  • Näckrosen Seminar – Research Seminar in Practical Philosophy
    Fridays 13:30– 14:30  
    Contact: Louis Larue and M. Hadi Fazeli, and

    26 February – Louis Larue: On Searle's ontology of money and its critics
    12 March – Tadhg Ó Laoghaire
    26 March – Richard Endörfer
    9 April – Alexander Andersson
    23 April – Davide Fumagalli
    7 May – Jasmine C. Elliott
    21 May – Josep Ferret Mas

    This seminar group is aimed at junior scholars (PhD students, post-docs, and invited researchers)
  • Lund Gothenburg Responsibility Project – Workshop
    Contact: Olle Blomberg,
    11 – 12 March: 17:00 –21:15 Workshop on Moral Responsibility Over Time and Between Persons External site with workshop programme

    LGRP, arranges regularly seminars, workshops and conferences. The seminar schedule is fluid, please visit the LGRP webbsite.

Theoretical Philosophy

  • Theoretical Philosophy Research Seminar
    Wednesdays 10:15–12:00
    Contact: Anna-Sofia Maurin,

    27/1 – Ylwa Sjölin Wirling (GU and Manchester University) Neutrality and Force in Field’s epistemological objection to platonism
    3/3 – Paul Gorbow (GU) A first-order theory of belief ascriptions - with puzzles
    10/3 – Giacomo Giannini (LSE): Why Think That Powers Yield Genuine Activity?
    17/3 – Anders Tolland (GU): Ashton's Foundationalist Relativism
    7/4 – Maximilian Zachrau (GU): Bridging the gap: meta-metaphysical disagreement in process philosophy
    14/4 – Alva Stråge (GU): Causation as Difference-Making: A Dead End for Responsibility Compatibilists
    21/4 – Staffan Larsson (GU): Extensions are Indeterminate if Intensions are Classifiers
    28/4 – Ana Maria Mora Marquez (GU): The Metaphysics of Argumentation: Parisian Masters of Arts 1270-1330
    5/5 – Louis Larue (GU): Searle’s ontology of money and its critics
    12/5 – Henrik Rydéhn, Tübingen: Presentism and Metaphysical Privilege
    19/5 – Filip Radovic (GU): The Ghost of Aristotle in Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary Accounts of Delusional Dreaming
    26/5 – Anna-Sofia Maurin  and Johan Brännmark: Explanatory Individualism Revisited
  • The Topica project arranges seminars, workshops and conferences. For information, please contact Ana María Mora Márquez,

Theory of Science

  • HumSam Science and Technology Studies Seminar (STS)
    Fridays 13:15–15:00 
    Contact at FLoV: Ingemar Bohlin,

    29 Jan – Lisa Lindén, GU & Vicky Singleton, Lancaster University: Unsettling Descriptions: Attending to the Potential of Things that Threaten to Undermine Care
    26 Feb – Shai Mulinari, Lund University: Race and Ethnicity in Drug Regulation: EU and USA Compared
    19 March – Harry Collins, Cardiff University: The Form of Life as Sociology’s ’Basic Unit of Analysis: What Sociology is for!
    23 April – Book release seminar with Steve Woolgar and Dave Moats, Linköping University: The Imposter as Social Theory: Thinking with Gatecrashers, Cheats and Charlatans
    14 May – Venla Oikkonen, Tampere University: Tracing Affect in Three Vaccination Debates

    28 May – Venla Oikkonen, Tampere University: Novel Vaccines and the Affective Dynamics of Routinization 

    The Theory of Science and Science and Technology Studies Seminar is a collaboration between FLoV and SOCAV (the Department of Sociology and Work Science).
  • Theory of Science Seminar
    Mondays 13:15–14:30
    Contact: Annika Linell,, Jakob Lundgren, and Ingemar Bohlin,

    1 Feb – Dick Kasperowski/Morten Sager: Patients falling through the cracks: how particulars travel – and not – in today’s standardized health care
    8 March Helena Lagerlöf: Ett praktiknära perspektiv på beställarens styrning av primärvårdens utförare

    12 April –  Jakob Lundgren om hans pågående artikel: Transdisciplinär peer review i forskningsfinansiering
    Margareta Hallbergs seminarium är inställt.
    10 May – Jörgen Vikström: Oikologi - Ett hermeneutiskt perspektiv på Bruno Latours variabla ontologi
    14 June – (n.b. 13:15–15:00) Massimiliano Simons: The Janus head of Bachelard’s phenomenotechnique: from purification to proliferation and back

  • Political-Theoretical Seminar
    Fridays 13:15–15:00
    Contact: Johan Söderberg,

    5/2 – Reading Samuel Moyn: Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (2018);
    5/3 – Reading Hans Joas, The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights (2012); preparation for the seminar in May.
    23/4 – Reading John Milbank, Against Human Rights (2012); Urval ur Pierre Manent, La loi naturelle et les droits de l'homme
    14/5 – Reading Elena Namli, Human Rights as Ethics, Politics and Law, and a text by Lena Halldenius
    25–26 May: Symposium: Historical and Political perspectives on Human Rights

  • Citizen Science Webinar see information above.