[FOM] MWPMW 13. Final call for papers. 1st PMA workshop [Michael Detlefsen <mdetlef1 at nd.edu>]

Michael Detlefsen martin at eipye.com
Sun Aug 26 10:42:34 EDT 2012

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

This is an invitation to the thirteenth annual Midwest PhilMath 
Workshop (MWPMW 13), to be held at Notre Dame the weekend of 
Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th, 2012. As usual, the 
plan is to schedule a full day of talks and discussions for Saturday 
and a half day for Sunday. Also as usual, there will be a workshop 
dinner Saturday evening, with all participants invited to attend as 
guests of the university.

A website for the workshop will soon be up, and you'll be able to 
keep up with developments there. You can get to it by following the 
obvious links on the Philosophy Department's web page 
(<http://www.nd.edu/~ndphilo/>http://www.nd.edu/~ndphilo/). In due 
course, the location of the sessions, the schedule of talks and 
abstracts for them will also be posted there.

The purpose of this note is twofold. The first is to remind you that 
if you would like to give a talk, you should email a pdf of your talk 
or a substantial summary of it to Paddy 
(<mailto:blanchette.1 at nd.edu>blanchette.1 at nd.edu), Tim 
(<mailto:bays.5 at nd.edu>bays.5 at nd.edu), Curtis 
(<mailto:cfranks at nd.edu>cfranks at nd.edu) and me 
(<mailto:mdetlef1 at nd.edu>mdetlef1 at nd.edu). We would like to have all 
proposals for talks by September 3rd so that we can set the program 
by September 12th. Talks should be 35--40 minutes, with 15--20 
minutes left for discussion.

The second purpose of this note is to announce that the first meeting 
of the new Philosophy of Mathematics Association (PMA) will be held 
Friday, October 26th on the Notre Dame campus. Invited speakers and 
their themes are:

Steve Awodey (Carnegie Mellon U): "Homotopy Type Theory and Univalent 

Danielle Macbeth: "The Puzzle of Logic in Relation to Mathematics"

Jeremy Heis (U of California-Irvine): "Why did geometers stop using diagrams?"

Mrs. Harriet Baldwin (<mailto:baldwin.1 at nd.edu>baldwin.1 at nd.edu) is 
the manager of the workshops. Please contact her with any questions 
you may have concerning rooms, meals, etc.. She has booked a block of 
rooms for the workshops. Since there are other conferences going on 
the same weekend, demand for rooms may be high and it would thus be a 
good idea to reserve a room with Harriet as soon as possible. Please 
also indicate to her whether you will be joining us for dinner 
Saturday evening, and let her know if you have any special dietary 
requirements. She can also point you to pertinent travel information, 
maps, etc..

Finally, I'd ask that you share this announcement with others you 
know who might be interested, including both students and faculty. We 
are fortunate once again to have limited funds to help defray 
expenses for student participants coming from out of town whose 
departments do not have funds to cover their costs. These funds will 
generally take the form of subventions for lodging. If you are 
interested in applying for a subvention, please notify Mrs. Baldwin 
of that fact as soon as you can. Please also have an appropriate 
faculty member from your department email me to confirm that it 
cannot meet your expenses.

That's it for now. I hope you're enjoying the end of summer, and I 
look forward to seeing you at the PMA workshop and MWPMW 13 in October.


Mic Detlefsen
Director, MWPMW 13

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