Staff at Department of Science Education – University of Copenhagen

Hanne Andersen

Hanne Andersen

Head of Department

Member of:

  • Science Studies

CV Hanne Andersen

Education

1998              Ph.D. in philosophy of science, Roskilde University

1992              M.Sc. in physics and comparative literature, University of Copenhagen

Positions

2015-

Professor and Head of Department, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen

2012-2015

Professor (with special responsibilities as Centre Director), Centre for Science Studies, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University

2009-2011

Head of Department, Department of Science Studies, Aarhus University

2005-2009

Associate Professor, Department of Science Studies, Aarhus University

1998-2005

Assistant and Associate Professor, Dept. for Medical Philosophy and Clinical Theory, University of Copenhagen, 1998-2002 (Assistant); 2002-2005 (Associate)

1997-1998

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Informatics, The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies

1994-1997

Ph.D. fellowship, Danish Science Research Council

1994

Research fellowship, The Carlsberg Foundation (3 months)

1992-1994

Curator, The Danish National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine (Steno Museet)

Pre-graduate employment (selection):

1986-1989

Student counsellor and administrative officer, University of Copenhagen

1983-1988

Teacher in programming and mathematics, Gentofte Kommunes Ungdomsskole

Honors and Awards

2017-

Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Socio-economic sciences and humanities division.

Academic management

Currently member of:

2019-2022

Governing Board, Philosophy of Science Association

2017-2021

The Danish Committee on Research Misconduct

2016-2017

The Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty, Committee on Scientific Dishonesty for Natural, Technological and Production Sciences (UNTPF)

2016-2017

Panel of independent experts to facilitate replies to technical questions from the general public on a long-term solution for radioactive waste in Denmark

2015-2019

Elected Member-at-Large, AAAS, Section L

2002-

Danish National Committee of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science

Previously member of (selection):

2012-2013

Electorate Nominating Committee, PSA

2011-2014

Electorate Nominating Committee, AAAS, Section L

2011-2013

Steering Committee of the European Philosophy of Science Association

2003-2009

Governing board of the Danish Research School for Philosophy, History of Ideas and History of Science (PHIS)

2006-2009

Deputy head of department

2005-2008

Consultative Board of PhD-studies, Faculty of Science, University of Aarhus

2002-2005

Educational Board of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Chair of the graduate committee and as such responsible for the development of the Master's programme

2002-2005

Board of the Niels Bohr Archive

2001-2005

Governing board of the Danish Society for Medical Philosophy, Ethics and Methodology

2001-2002

National working group on physics and chemistry education (Arbejdsgruppen for Fysik og Kemi)

1988-1989

Educational Board of Physics, University of Copenhagen

1984-1986

Science Faculty Council, University of Copenhagen

International research collaboration

2008-2012

Co-team leader together with Marcel Weber (team leader) of Team B: “The Natural and Life Sciences” in the ESF Research Network “Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective”

Scholarships and grants

2014

The Carlsberg Foundation. Grant in support of the conference SPSP2015. DKK 52.000.

2013

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities. Grant for the project “Danish Research Network for Philosophy of Science”. DKK. 1.007.542.

2013

Aarhus University Research Foundation. Grant for inviting Visiting Professor Theodore Arabatzis. DKK. 123.400

2011

Aarhus University Research Foundation. Grant for inviting Visiting Professor Douglas Allchin. DKK. 219.844

2009

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities. Grant for the project “Philosophy of Contemporary Science in Practice”. DKK. 4.883.487

2008

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Visiting fellowship. $5600

2000

Danish Research Academy. Summer school "Disease, Genes, Reduction". DKK. 125.443

1999

Danish Humanities Research Council. Research Assistant for the project "Conceptual structures, conceptual change, and early subdiscipline development". DKK. 211.016

1998

Danish Humanities Research Council. Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching 25/9-98. DKK. 18.000

1994

Stiftung für Bildung und Behindertenförderung. Research visit at Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Tech. DM 4500

1994-97

Danish Science Research Council. Fellowship. DKK. 672.492

1994

The Carlsberg Foundation. "Kuhn's philosophy of science in the light of cognitive psychology." DKK. 86.739

Long-term research visits

2014 (fall)

TU Berlin

2013 (april)

Dept. of Philosophy, Universität Konstanz

2008 (fall)

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

1996-1997

Dept. of Philosophy, Universität Kontanz

1996(spring)

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin

1994-1995

Dept. of Philosophy, Universität Kontanz

Editorial work (Selection)

2014-

Editorial advisory board member, Journal for General Philosophy of Science

2013-

Editorial advisory board member, History and Philosophy of Technoscience

2006-2009                 

Editor-in-chief of Centaurus. International Journal of the History of Mathematics, Science and Technology

2003-2006

Editorial board member, Bibliotek for Læger

2005

Editorial board member, MONA: Matematik Og Naturfagsdidaktik  - Tidsskrift for undervisere, forskere og formidlere

Membership of program committees for major international conferences

PC chair for CLMPS2019.

Past PC memberships: EuroCogSci2011, EPSA 2011, SPSP2013, CLMPS2015, SPSP2016.

Chair of LOC SPSP2015.

Supervised PhDs

2014-2017

Line Edslev Andersen: Social epistemology and mathematical practice: Perspectives on dependence, peer review, and joint commitments, Aarhus University. Degree obtained May 2017 (co-supervisor, main supervisor Henrik Kragh Sørensen).

2011-2014

Mads Paludan Goddiksen: Philosophical Perspectives on Interdisciplinary Science Education: Characterizing important expertises through a practice oriented analysis of integration and explanation, Aarhus University. Degree obtained October 2014.

2010-2014

Sara Green: Systems Biology and the Quest for General Principles : A philosophical analysis of methodological strategies in systems biology, Aarhus University. 

2010-2013

Susann Wagenknecht: Collaboration in scientific practice. A social epistemology of research groups, Aarhus University. Degree obtained March 2014.

2005-2007

Kristine Lynning: Kampen om dannelsesbjerget. En analyse af debatter om naturvidenskabernes rolle i det danske gymnasium i forbindelse med skolereformerne i 1903 og 1958, Aarhus University. Degree obtained 2007 (co-supervisor; main supervisor Henry Nielsen, AU).

2004-2007

Anne Paldam Folker: Questions of expertise, the role of nutrition scientists as experts and advisers to the public, KVL. Degree obtained 2007 (co-supervisor; main supervisor Peter Sandøe, KVL).

International conference and workshop presentations

2018

A new role for integrated history and philosophy of science, &HPS7, Hannover July 5-7, 2018. Keynote.

2018

Training for different types of interdisciplinarity. Pufendorf IAS Symposium on Interidsicplinarity, May 4, 2018. Invited speaker.

2018

Collaborating across disciplines: Negotiating trust, responsibility and quality, AAAS 2018, February 14-18, Texas

2017

Failed interdisciplinarity and what it can teach us, Inter- und Transdisziplinarität: Neue Herausforderungen für die Wissenschaft“, Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, October 20-21, Greifswald. Invited speaker

2016

Scientific proficiency through philosophical literacy, 1st European IHPSST Conference, Flensburg. August 22-25. Invited plenary

2016

Disentangling discourse on misconduct, SPSP2016, Glassboro, June 17-19

2016

Nordic Network for Philosophy, 3rd annual conference, Tartu, April 21-23. Invited speaker.

2016

Sollte Wissenschaftstheorie normative sein? 10th anniversary of the Zentrum für Wissenschaftstherie, Universität Münster, January 20, Münster. Invited speaker

2015

The structure of science: From diachronic to a synchronic account, EPSA2015, September 23-26, Düsseldorf

2015

Joint commitments and the distribution of labour in research groups. CLMPS2015, Helsinki, August.

2015

RCR as applied social epistemology. Workshop on Teaching Philosophy of Science to Scientists, June 23, Aarhus.

2015

Authorship responsibility, SRPoiSE, March 27-28, Detroit.

2014

Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity: Mapping the Issues, PSA 2014, November 5-8, Chicago

2014

History of Interdisciplinarity, HSS 2014, November 5-8, Chicago (together with Terry Shinn and Ann Marcovich)

2014

Response and presentation, Symposium “Interdisciplinary Excellence”, Copenhagen, September 9 2014. Invited speaker

2014

Workshop “Teaching the history and philosophy of science and technology in higher education: challenges and experiences at the undergraduate level”, Paris, June 19-20 2014, Invited speaker

2014

Numbering ourselves, Conference “Numbers”, Bergen, June 11-12 2014, Invited speaker

2014

Structure and Development of Contemporary Science, Conference GCTP2014, Amsterdam, May 26-28 2014, Invited speaker

2014

Investigating Entities’ Lifelines, Workshop “Experimentation, Conceptual Change, and Scientific Realism, May 2-3, 2014, Athens. Invited speaker.

2013

Trust, dependence and expertise in contemporary science, Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS13), September 16-18 2013, Ghent. Invited plenary.

2013

Conceptual change across disciplines, ConChaMo 5: Conceptual Change Across Disciplines, June 3-5 2013, Porvoo, Finland. Invited speaker.

2013

Philosophy of science and scientific proficiency, First international conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science (GWP2013), March 11-14 2013, Hannover

2012

What kind of expertise is needed in interdisciplinary research?, Workshop on “Interdiscplinary Success”, October 4-5 2012, Lund. Invited speaker.

2012

Epistemic dependence and cooperative activity in interdisciplinary research, Conference on “Challenging Philosophy: Interdisciplinary problems and disciplinary philosophy”, PIN Network, Tübingen September 21-23 2012. Invited speaker.

2012

A frame representation of distributed cognition in science, Conference “CTF’12: Concept Types and Frames”, Düsseldorf August 22-24 2012. Invited plenary.

2012

Epistemic dependence in contemporary science, Confernce on “Rethinking science after the Practice Turn”, Nancy June 19-21 2012. Invited speaker

2011

Acting out of line: On Joint accept and unilateral rescission in scientific groups. EPSA 2011, Athens, October 5-8.

2011

Bridging Disciplines: Creation of Concepts in Interdisciplinary Groups. Conference “Bridging Disciplines: Evolution and Classification in Biology, Linguistics and the History of Science, Ulm, Germany, June 24-16. Invited speaker

2011

Concepts, Categories, and Experiments. Workshop “Practical Realism – Towards a Realistic Account of Science”, Tartu, Estonia, June 15-17. Invited speaker

2010

Commentary on Michela Massimi: Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change, Workshop on “Points of Contact between the Philosophy of Physics and the Philosophy of Biology”, European Science Foundation Research Networking Program "The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective", LSE, December 13-15

2010

Making Better Scientists, talk in the opening plenary on “The Challenges and Opportunities of Interdisciplinary Teaching”, HSS Annual Conference, Montreal, Nov 4-8

2010

The Second Essential Tension: Tradition and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Research, Workshop on “Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity: Metaphusical and Epistemological Aspects, Lund. Invited speaker. October 11-13. Invited speaker

2009

Concepts and the generation of knowledge in scientific groups, European Philosophy of Science Association, EPSA09, Amsterdam, October 21-24.

2009

Modelling Collective Belief in Science, 2nd International Conference of the. Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Minneapolis, June 16-18.

2009

Concepts, Knowledge, and Groups. Workshop “Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practices”, Berlin, May 22. Invited speaker

2007

History and Philosophy of Modern Epidemiology, Conference in Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh, October 10-14

2007

Demarcating misconduct from misinterpretation and mistake, 1st International Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice , August 23-25

2007

Experiments and Concepts, Workshop "Generating Experimental Knowledge" , Wuppertal June 14-17. Invited speaker.

2004

Misrepresentation or Ignorance: The Case of "The Skeptical Environmentalist", Anuual Meeting of the History of Science Society, Austin, November 18-21

2004

Ignorance or Misconduct? A lesson from "The Skeptical Environmentalist", Research Conference on Research Integrity, San Diego, November 12-14

2004

A Dynamic Account of Conceptual Structures, International Conference of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences, Guangzhou, June 23-26. Invited speaker.

2001

Popperian Epidemiology, XVth European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, August 16-18.

2001

The development of family resemblance concepts, MBR-01 (Model-Based Reasoning, Scientific Discovery, Technological Innovation, Values), Pavia, May 17-19. Invited speaker.

2001

Taxonomy and Theory, Cognitive Studies Workshop, University of Virginia, March 24.-27. Invited speaker.

2000

Reference and Resemblance, PSA 2000, Vancouver, November 2-4.

1999

Comment of Harold Brown's "Incommensurability and Reality", International conference on incommensurability (and related matters), University of Hanover, June 13-16. Invited speaker.

1998

Nomic concepts, frames, and conceptual change (with N. Nersessian), PSA 1998, Kansas City, October 22-24

1998

Unexpected discoveries, graded structures, and the difference between acceptance and neglect, International Congress on Discovery and Creativity, Gent May  14-17

1996

Noddack Neglected - The 1934 Suggestion of Nuclear Fission, "Discovery of Elements", symposium dedicated to the memory of Walter Noddack and Ida Noddack-Tacke, Leuven, September 16-20

Academic organizational activities (selection)

2015

5th biennial conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, June 24-26, Aarhus University (chair of the Local Organizing Committee)

2012

“Empirical Philosophy of Science – Qualitative Methods”, Sandbjerg, March 21-23, 2012 (in collaboration with Susann Wagenknecht)

2011

“Philosophy of Systems Biology”, workshop of Team B: The Natural and Life Sciences, ESF Research Network Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective, August 18-20 (in collaboration with Marcel Weber and Gry Oftedal)

2011

“Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity”, workshop arranged by the Philosophy of Contemporary Science in Practice project, August 16-18 (in collaboration with Susann Wagenknecht)

2006

Symposium "Qualitative methods in the health sciences", May 2006 (in collaboration with Lone Schmidt)

2003

Workshop "Cognitive Studies of Science", May 2003 (in collaboration with Stig Andur Pedersen & Thomas Söderqvist)

2000

Summer school "Disease, Genes, Reduction", University of Copenhagen, September 2000

1998

Symposium "History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching", September 1998 (in collaboration with Thomas Söderqvist)

1996

Summer school "The Relation Between History of Science and Philosophy of Science", Southscandinavian Consortium for Science Studies, July 1996 (in collaboration with Thomas Söderqvist)

1995

Summer school "Reductionism - Antireductionism", University of Aarhus, July 1995 (in collaboration with Helge Kragh and Kurt Møller Pedersen)

Peer review

Peer review for the following journals and academic book publishers: Ashgate; Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science; British Journal for Philosophy of Science; Cambridge University Press; Centaurus; Erkenntnis; European Journal for Philosophy of Science; History of Analytical Philosophy; International Studies in Philosophy of Science; Journal for General Philosophy of Science; Journal for Language, Logic and Information; Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal; New England Journal of Medicine, Philosophy and Theory of Biology; Philosophy of Science; Science & Education; Studies in History and Philosophy of Science; Synthese

Research assessment

2009-2010

Member of the evaluation panel for the evaluation of basic research in philosophy and history of ideas in Norway, Research Council of Norway

Peer review for the following research councils: NSF, Faeroe Island Research Council, Ministero dell’Istruzione, Dell’Universitá e della Ricerca Italy, Norwegian Research Council, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Finish Academy, Research Foundation - Flanders

PhD assessment committees

2017

Lotta Leden: Black & white or shades of grey: teachers´ perspectives on the role of nature of science in compulsory school science teaching. Malmö University. Committee Member.

2015

Henrik Thorén: The Hammer and the Nail. Interdisciplinarity and Problem Solving in Sustainability Science. Lund University. Committee Member.

2014

Dania Ackermann: Von der Deutschen Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug zum Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre. Wandel und Kontinuitäten institutioneller Identitäten. Ludwig Maximillians University Munich. Co-chair of committee (Aarhus).

2014

Klara Benda: Designing the Sakai Open Academic Environment: A Distributed Cognition Account of the Design of a Large Scale Software System, Georgia Tech. Committee member.

2014

Veli-Pekka Parkkinen: Understanding biological explanation and its practical relevance, Oslo University. Committee member.

2013

Corinne Bloch: Scientific Concepts and Definitions: Epistemic Roles and Referential Stability, Tel Aviv University. Committee member.

2007

Hanne Møller Andersen: Veje til motivation og læring. Et studie af elevers opfattelse af forskellige faktorers betydning for motivation og læring i kemi- og biologi undervisningen på teknisk gymnasium, Aarhus University. Chair of committee

2005

Henrik Knudsen: Konsensus og Konflikt. Organiseringen af den tekniske forskning i Danmark 1900-1960, Aarhus University. Chair of committee

Exhibitions

1992

The Danish National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine: "Early experimental physics", "Carthography" and "Nuclear physic (all in collaboration with Keld Nielsen)

Language skills

I am fluent in English and German, I can read and understand Norwegian and Swedish, and I can read simple texts in French and Latin. My mother tongue is Danish.

 

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