Penn Arts & Sciences Logo

Virtual Workshop on French Historical Epistemology

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 8:30am to 4:30pm


Please join us for a one-day workshop on current work in French Historical Epistemology! This event is organized in collaboration with the department of History and Sociology of Science and will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, March 29th from 8:30am to ca. 4pm EST.
Those interested in attending should send an email to for the Zoom link.

8:30 - 10:00am
Lucie Fabry (Bourgogne), "Comparative Epistemology in France Since the 1960s"
   Respondent: Harun Küçük (Penn)
Matteo Vagelli (Venezia/Harvard), "What (Good) is French Historical Epistemology?" 
   Respondent: Isabel Gabel (Chicago)
10:15 - 11:45am
Elisabetta Basso (Pavia), "Young Foucault: Psychopathology and Historical Epistemology" 
   Respondent: David Halperin (Michigan)
Federico Testa (Bristol), "Crafting Vital Norms: Life and Technique Between Foucault and Canguilhem" 
   Respondent: Zac Endter (NYU)
12:45 - 2:15pm
Shawn Huberdeau (Villanova), "Bachelard's and Cavaillès' Critiques of Husserl, from Chemistry to Mathematics"
   Respondent: Massimiliano Simons (Maastricht)
Samuel Talcott (Saint Joseph's), "Canguilhem’s Philosophical Epistemology: Rereading The Object of the History of Sciences after Lecourt" 
   Respondent: Raffaele Grandoni (Warwick)
2:30 - 4:00pm
Sam Franz (Penn), "Archaeology and the History of Disciplines in the History of Science" 
   Respondent: Stefanos Geroulanos (NYU)
Robin Manley (UC Berkeley), "Genealogy without Unities: Foucault’s Nietzsche and the Ahistorical in History" 
   Respondent: Daniele Lorenzini (Penn)