Useful material on powers and structuralism
A bibliography for contemporary powers metaphysics can be found here.
The division of philpapers devoted to Dispositions and Powers is here.
The 'Dispositions' article in Oxford Bibliographies Online (subscription required) is here.
Conferences related to the themes of the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies Project:
2nd-3rd July 2015, University of Bergamo.
Speakers: Ralf Busse (University of Mainz), Fabrice Correia (University of Neuchatel), Thomas Hofweber (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame), Fraser MacBride (University of Glasgow), Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford), Anna Sofia Maurin (University of Gothenburg), Kristopher McDaniel (Syracuse University), Kevin Mulligan (University of Geneva), Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (University of Oxford); Peter Simons (Trinity College, Dublin)
This workshop, on emergence and reduction in science, will take place on 23-25 Oct 2014 at IHPST, 13 rue du Four, 75006 Paris, 2e étage, salle de conférences. Métro Mabillon.
The 5th SPS meeting will take place from Wednesday June 25th to Friday June 27th 2014 in Lille (France).
Its main theme is the metaphysics of science. The event will be hosted by the Universities of Lille 1 and Lille 3.
Emergence and Grounding
University of Glasgow, 25-26 May 2015
Speakers: Jessica Wilson (Toronto), David Chalmers (ANU/NYU), Timothy O'Connor (Indiana); Paul Noordhof (York), Stephan Leuenberger (Glasgow), Umut Baysan (Glasgow), Neil McDonnell (Glasgow)
The meeting will take on Monday 28th April 2014 at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Studies, University of Helsinki.
The colloquium is open to all interested in Aristotle’s philosophy and these issues in general.
20-21 March 2014, IHPST (CNRS/université Paris I Sorbonne)
Speakers: Françoise Longy (IHPST), Andrew McFarland (Kansas), Philippe Huneman (IHPST), Thomas Reydon (Hannover), Alex Manafu (IHPST), P.D. Magnus (Albany), Muhammad Khalidi (York), Matthew Slater (Bucknell), Béatrice de Montera (IHPST), Stephen Mumford (Nottingham) & Rani Anjum (Norwegian University of Life Science)
5-6 December 2013, Collège de France, Paris
Speakers: Claudine Tiercelin (Collège de France), Huw Price (Cambridge), Laurie Paul (UNC Chapel Hill), Sara Bernstein (Duke), Michael Strevens (NYU), Stephen Mumford (Nottingham).
11–12 October 2013, Birmingham
Speakers: Mark Jago (Nottingham), Maya Eddon (U. of Massachussetts at Amherst), Kit Fine (New York University, Birmingham), Elizabeth Barnes (Leeds), Alastair Wilson (Birmingham), Louis deRosset (U. of Vermont).
9–10 September 2013, Geneva
Speakers: Rani Lill Anjum (Norwegian University of Life Sciences), Alexander Bird (University of Bristol), Michael Esfeld (University of Lausanne), Andreas Hüttemann (University of Cologne), Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford), Olivier Massin (University of Geneva), Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham), Daniel Nolan (Australian National University).
31 July – 2 August 2013, Innsbruck
Speakers: Rani Lill Anjum (UMB Oslo/ Norway), Ruth Groff (St. Louis University/ USA), John Heil (Washington University in St. Louis/ USA), Jonathan Jacobs (St. Louis University/ USA), Max Kistler (Sorbonne, Paris/ France), Jonathan Lowe (Durham/ UK), Anna Marmodoro (Oxford/ UK), Stephen Mumford (Nottingham/ UK), Josef Quitterer (Innsbruck/ Austria), Anne Sophie Spann (Innsbruck/ Austria), Neil Williams (Buffalo/ USA)
Causality and Experimentation in the Sciences
1–3 July 2013, Paris
Speakers: Uljana Feest, Francesco Guala, Tamar Kushnir, Gianluca Manzo, Peter Spirtes, Marcel Weber
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consciousness and Structural Realism
April 29 2013, Liverpool
Speakers: Paul Coates, Sam Coleman, Phillip Goff, Eleanor Knox, David Papineau, Alastair Wilson
Causation and Structuralism
8 February 2013, University of Cologne, hosted by DFG Research Group Causation | Laws | Dispositions | Explanation
Speakers: Michael Esfeld, Mauro Dorato, Holger Lyre, Juha Saatsi, Johanna Wolf
More information: http://www.clde.uni-koeln.de/?page_id=1137
Structuralism about Fundamental Reality and Natural Modality
26–27 October 2012, University of Luxembourg, Department of Philosophy
Speakers: Stephen Barker (Nottingham), Angelo Cei (Leeds), Michael Esfeld (Lausanne), Frank Hofman (Luxembourg), Siegfried Jaag (Luxembourg), Matthew Tugby (Birmingham)
Detailed program and further information: http://philosophie.uni.lu/
Structuralism in Physics and Mathematics
The AHRC Foundations of Structuralism Project closing conference will be 21-23 September 2012.
Confirmed speakers so far include: Jeremy Butterfield, Shamik Dasgupta, Eleanor Knox, James Ladyman, Fraser MacBride, Kerry MacKenzie, Fred Muller, Richard Pettigrew and David Wallace.
There will also be a programme of contributed papers. Submissions should consist of a title and an abstract of about a page, sent to email@example.com by 30 April.
Project website: www.bris.ac.uk/structuralism
Causation and Laws in the Special Sciences: Metaphysical Foundations
GAP 8 Satellite Workshop
Constance, Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd September 2012
Organised by Markus Schrenk and Alexander Reutlinger for the DFG Research Group Causation | Laws | Dispositions | Explanation, in collaboration with GAP, the Society for Analytic Philosophy in Germany
To register, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August at the latest.
For more information see http://www.clde.uni-koeln.de/
Causation in Science – Temporality, Modality and Reduction
The workshop will take place at UMB on 3-5 September 2012.
See the list of titles and abstracts here: http://www.umb.no/causci/article/cauphy-program
Speakers: Mauricio Suárez, Iñaki San Pedro, Carl Hoefer, Mauro Dorato, Ragnar Fjelland, Stephen Mumford, Allen Stairs, Sigurd Tønnessen, Arnt Myrstad, Dagfinn Døhl Dybvig, Thor Sandmel, Anita Leirfall, Fredrik Andersen, Elias Núñez, Rani Lill Anjum
Symmetry, Structure and the Constitution of Objects
One-day workshop, Tuesday 21 August 2012
University of Leeds, Centre for History and Philosophy of Science
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science
Speakers: Elena Castellani (Florence) and Laura Crosilla (Leeds), F.A. Muller (Rotterdam, Utrecht), Silvia De Bianchi (Rome "La Sapienza"/UCL), Adam Caulton (Cambridge).
Inquiries to: email@example.com
Dispositions: A Workshop with Jennifer McKitrick
Cologne, 23 July 2012
More information about this event is here.
Organised by Marcus Schrenk.
University of Kent Science and Metaphysics 2012
Kent, 2-3 July 2012
More information about this conference is here.
Dispositions, Causes, Modality
Workshop in Cologne
7-9 March 2012
Convenors: Arno Goebel, Andreas Hüttemann, Alexander Reutlinger, and Markus Schrenk
One-day workshop on Kit Fine's Theory of Neutral Relations
University of Liverpool
Monday 21 November 2011
Speakers: Prof. Kit Fine (NYU), Dr Fraser MacBride (Cambridge), Prof. Richard M. Gaskin (Liverpool), Dr Daniel J. Hill (Liverpool)
Conference on Causal Powers in Contemporary Metaphysics
28th-30th April 2011
Speakers: Stephen Mumford, Anjan Chakravartty, Timothy O'Connor, Max Kistler, Neil Williams, David Robb, Nancy Cartwright, John Heil, Alexander Bird
Commentators: Anna Marmodoro, Timothy Pawl, Rani Anjum, Jeffrey Brower, Dan Ryder, Susan Schneider, Markus Schrenk, Meghan Sullivan
Conference on Ontological Dependence
Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
12th-13th February 2011
Speakers: Fabrice Correira, Shamik Dasgupta, Leon Horsten, Kerry McKensie, Steven French, Øystein Linnebo, Laurie Paul, Ed Zalta