Recent talks


  • “Taxonomic freedom and scientific governance” Center for Science Studies, Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark)

  • “Of Elephants and Errors” Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • “Taxonomic freedom and nomenclatural governance in the data age” International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Biennial Conference (Oslo, Norway)

  • “Taxonomic freedom and referential practice in taxonomy” 16th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (Prague, Czech Republic)


  • “The principle of priority in principle and in practice” Museum für Naturkunde (Berlin, Germany)

  • “Anchoring names at drift: an early twentieth-century controversy over the logic of taxonomic nomenclature” Humanities Institute of the New York Botanical Gardens (New York, USA)

  • “The Taxonomic Anarchy Debate: On the governance of referential norms and practices in biological taxonomy” Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (Ghent, Belgium)

  • “Biological markets and the evolution of morality” Departmental seminar, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, Groningen University (Groningen, the Netherlands)

  • “Of Elephants and Errors” Descartes Colloquium, Utrecht University (Utrecht, the Netherlands)

  • “Galton, regression, and statistical explanation” Theory of science seminar, Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen, DenmarK)

  • “Biological markets and the evolution of morality” Evolution of Social Behavior Workshop (Groningen, the Netherlands)

  • “Distributing disagreement: ethical and epistemic challenges in big biodiversity informatics” Big Data Worshop of the Danish Philosophy of Science Network (Copenhagen, DenmarK)


  • “Anchoring taxonomic names at drift” Danish History of Science Society (Copenhagen, DenmarK)

  • “Anchoring names: on the principles, practice, and politics of identity in taxonomy” Workshop on the Future of Systematics in Data-Intensive Biology, Marine Biological Laboratories (Woods Hole, USA)

  • “Anchoring taxonomic names in a deluge of data” International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Biennial Conference (Sao Paolo, Brazil)

  • “Varieties of typological thinking in structuralist evo-devo” Classification in Biological Practice, VU University (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

  • “Contrastive explanation, origin essentialism, and natural selection” Departmental Seminar, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University (Utrecht, the Netherlands)


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