Saturday, September 8, 2012

CFP: Dimensions of Measurement (Bielefeld, March 2013)

A philosophical and historical conference on "Dimensions of Measurement" will take place March 14 to 16, 2013, in Bielefeld, Germany.

Plenary speakers are Marcel Boumans, Hasok Chang, Nadine de Courtenay, Laura Dassow Walls, Michael Heidelberger, Martin Kusch, Luca Mari, Joel Michell, Mary Morgan, Simon Schaffer, and Eran Tal.

The conference will explore aspects of measurement in the natural, engineering, social, and human sciences and from a variety of philosophical perspectives with Weberian, Foucauldian, logical empiricist, phenomenological, social constructivist and other traditions converging on questions of method, of standardization, of world-making in measurement.

Submissions for individual contributions or symposia (three or four papers) are invited - see for a more detailed call for papers. Submit abstracts for individual contributions (400-500 words) or symposia (1000-1200 words) at  

Deadline: October 30, 2012 (notifications will be sent December 1).

For further information and suggestions, contact the conference organizers Alfred Nordmann ( and Oliver Schlaudt (


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