Past Partnerships


On 16 January 1990, Chancellor Wesley Posvar and Rektor Horst Sund signed an agreement of cooperation enabling the University of Pittsburgh to enter into an archival collaboration with the University of Konstanz in Germany. The Center was joined by Konstanz’s Zentrum Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie in cosponsoring the biennial Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium in Philosophy of Science, which held its first meeting in 1991. A new series of volumes, The Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series in Philosophy and History of Science, published jointly by the University of Pittsburgh Press and the University of Konstanz, was launched. The holdings of the Archives continued to expand as well, with the addition of the Wilfrid Sellars Collection in 1991.


In 1994, the Center reached another international milestone when then Chancellor Dennis O’Connor signed Agreements of Cooperation with Rektor Petro Gemtos (University of Athens) and Rektor Nikolaos Markatos (National Technical University of Athens). The agreement stipulated that, every two years, an international Athens-Pittsburgh Symposium in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology would be cosponsored by the three institutions. In recognition of Greece as the birthplace of philosophy, the symposia are always held in Greece.


An international Agreement of Cooperation between Universidade Da Caruña and the University of Pittsburgh was signed in 2003. The Center helped support a workshop on “Evolucionismo: Enfoques Actuales” in March of 2005.


The international Agreement of Cooperation, with the University of Catania, was signed in 2004. The first jointly sponsored event was held in May of 2005, a workshop entitled “Il concetto di funzione in biologia e nel linguaggio.”