Bielefeld Exchange Program

The Reilly Center, the History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program, and Notre Dame’s Department of Philosophy are partners in a thriving exchange program with kindred units at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, including Bielefeld’s Department of Philosophy . The collaboration involves student, post-doc, and faculty exchanges, the joint organization of conferences, and collaborative publications, such as the volume The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited, Martin Carrier, Don Howard, and Janet Kourany, eds. (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008).

ND HPS faculty and graduate students interested in spending time at Bielefeld should contact the Director of HPS ( In particular, graduate students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity for spending time at Bielefeld through our graduate student exchange program.

Click here for Summer 2016 courses offered in English at Bielefeld. 

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh

In 2014, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh announced a new interdisciplinary and international research group (IRG) on Philosophy of the Natural and Human Sciences. This IRG, hosted at the Eidyn Research Centre in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Engineering at Edinburgh. It builds on the blossoming research cluster in Philosophy of Science and aims to foster international collaborations with leading graduate programs in the field of history and philosophy of science. The University of Notre Dame HPS program is one of the international partners. Click here for more information.

As part of this IRG, the University of Edinburgh offered the following opportunities to ND faculty and students, for the academic year 2014-2015:

Both fellowships offered a package including international airfare expenses, accommodation expenses, and contribution towards subsistence during the stay.

Building on this initiative, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Edinburgh are preparing a Memorandum of Agreement in support of a graduate student exchange program and further faculty collaborations. HPS faculty and students interested in visiting the University of Edinburgh under the auspices of this project should contact the Director of HPS (

For more information about the project, click here, and explore other departments and centers of interest such as Science, Technology and Innovation Studies click here.

Boston Center for Philosophy and History of Science

The Director of the Boston Center for Philosophy and History of Science is Notre Dame HPS alumna Alisa Bokulich. Alisa Bokulich and Katherine Brading are keen to foster collaboration between our the Boston Center and the ND HPS program. ND HPS faculty and graduate students wishing to visit the Center, or to propose a collaborative project, should contact the Director of HPS (