[FOM] Fourteenth Annual Midwest PhilMath Workshop (MWPMW 14)

Michael Detlefsen martin at eipye.com
Sat May 4 17:25:05 EDT 2013

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

This is an invitation to the fourteenth annual Midwest PhilMath 
Workshop (MWPMW 14), to be held at the University of 
Illinois-Urbana/Champaign the weekend of Saturday, October 4th and 
Sunday, October 5th, 2013. 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.

This year there are two big changes. The first of these is location. 
The second is that the MWPMW will be meeting directly following 
another conference that might be of interest to you---namely a 
meeting of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical 
Practice (APMP). This meeting will take place on Thursday, October 
3rd and Friday, October 4th, 2013. Invited speakers at the APMP 
meeting are: Abel Lassalle Casanave (Brazil), Marcus Giaquinto (UK), 
Elaine Landry (USA), Colin McLarty (USA), Marco Panza (France), and 
Christopher Pincock (USA).

Let me emphasize that the change of location for this year's meeting 
does not signify a continuing change for the MWPMW. Next year's 
meeting---MWPMW 15---will take place at Notre Dame again, as usual. 
There are two reasons for the change of venue this year. The first 
was a request from our colleagues at the U of Illinois to host the 
MWPMW in conjunction with the APMP meeting noted above. The second 
concerns a major and lengthy renovation of the Morris Inn, the 
principal hotel at Notre Dame. This renovation began last fall and is 
scheduled to continue through the summer. This has caused major 
headaches for the conference management folks at Notre Dame. In light 
of this and the kind invitation from the U of Illinois, it seemed 
that changing venues for this year's meeting would be a good idea. We 
hope you agree.

In due course, a website for MWPMW 14 will be up, and you'll be able 
to keep up with developments there. I'll send a direct link in a 
later note. You'll also be able to get to it by following obvious 
links on the Notre Dame Philosophy Department's web pages 

If you would like to give a talk, please email a pdf of your talk or 
substantial summary to Paddy Blanchette 
(<mailto:blanchette.1 at nd.edu>blanchette.1 at nd.edu), Tim Bays 
(<mailto:bays.5 at nd.edu>bays.5 at nd.edu), Curtis Franks 
(<mailto:cfranks at nd.edu>cfranks at nd.edu), Andy Arana 
(<mailto:andrew.arana at gmail.com>andrew.arana at gmail.com), Tim McCarthy 
(<mailto:tgmccart at illinois.edu>tgmccart at illinois.edu) and me 
(<mailto:mdetlef1 at nd.edu>mdetlef1 at nd.edu). We would like to have all 
proposals for talks by August 5th so we can set the program by August 
15th. Talks should be 35--40 minutes, with 15--20 minutes left for discussion.

Please also make your hotel reservations in a timely manner. Hotel 
information is available at 

Finally, please share this announcement with others you think might 
be interested, both students and faculty.

That's it for now. I hope you're having a good spring, and I look 
forward to seeing you at MWPMW 14 and the APMP meeting in October. 
I'll be in contact with you further as things proceed.


Mic Detlefsen
Director, MWPMW 14
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