Thursday, October 22, 2009

AAPNZ2009: 57th annual conference of the New Zealand division of the Australasian Association of Philosophy

Closing Date for Submissions/Registrations: November 1.

AAPNZ2009 will be held at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand from the evening of Monday, December 7 to Thursday, December 10. The Conference will end with the Conference Dinner, to be held on the evening of Thursday December 10.

Registrations and submissions in all areas of philosophy are invited. Please visit the following website for details:

For information about accommodation in and travel to Palmerston North, please see the Conference Venue section of the website.

If you have any other enquiries, please address them to the conference organiser, Bill Fish, at

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Re-Trial of Galileo

As part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) to mark the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of the telescope History and Philosophy of Science at UNSW is holding "The Re-Trial of Galileo."

Cast includes:

Former Premier Bob Carr, Julian Burnside QC, Anna Katzmann SC, Professor Maurice Finocchiaro, Professor Fred Watson, Monsignor Tony Doherty, Dr. Paul Collins, Dr. Charley Lineweaver and ABC presenters including Robyn Williams, Alan Saunders and Geraldine Doogue.

This event is being filmed by the ABC Compass Program to be shown as an hour long special in early 2010.

Date: Monday 26th October 2009 6:30pm

Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium (Gate 9), The University of New South Wales, Kensington campus, Sydney, 2052

RSVP: by 15th October 2009.

Further information: Rebecca Straker (02) 9385 8512