Climate History Network

A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change

Upcoming Workshop: The Roles of Climate Models


<from the ICHM listserve>

The roles of climate models: epistemic, ethical and socio-political perspectives

Place and time: IPO Building, Room 0.11, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, 31st Oct – 1st Nov 2013.


Climate models influence our understanding of climate change, its causes and its future. They are a central technology of climate science. But they are also sources of information for far-reaching policy decisions, sites of multidisciplinary integration, products of distributed epistemic labor and much more. As a consequence, climate models are of significant interest to scholars in philosophy, history of science, and science and technology studies. This workshop will bring together well-regarded scholars in these fields along with established climate scientists to explore the epistemic, ethical and socio-political roles that climate models play, their interactions and implications.

Judith Curry (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Suraje Dessai (University of Leeds)

Matthias Heymann (Aarhus University)

Rafaela Hillerbrand (Deflt University of Technology)

Kristen Intemann (Montana State University)

Joyashree Roy (Jadavpur University)
Gavin Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)

David Sexton (the MET Office)

Lenny Smith (London School of Economics)

Behnam Taebi (Delft University of Technology)

Erica Thompson (London School of Economics)

Erik van der Vleuten (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Steven Yearley (University of Edinburgh)


We have a limited amount of space for extra participants and some funding for PhD students and Postdocs. If you would like to participate, please email Joel Katzav, explaining your interest (<>)


Joel Katzav (TU-Eindhoven), Wendy Parker (Durham) and Johan Schot (TU-Eindhoven)

Support for the workshop is being provided by the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies and the Durham Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society.


About Sam White

Assistant Professor of History at the Ohio State University

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