Call for papers: Reactivity and the research process workshop

Reactivity and the research process is the first workshop in a series of three workshops on Reactivity in the Human Sciences funded by The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS). It will take place in Bergen in March 2020.

The workshop will focus on reactivity during the research process as exemplified by a research participant replying in ways she assumes will please the interviewer; filling out a survey in ways that accord with her conception of what are socially acceptable answers; or changing her behavior because the experimenter is a woman. Discussions of reactivity abound in the social science methodology literature, but in philosophy it has received comparatively less attention. The workshop will encourage further philosophical engagement with the topic.

Up to four contributed papers will be accepted for presentation at the workshop. Submission of abstracts of maximum 1000 words are invited. In particular, submissions from early career scholars and/or from scholars in the Nordic countries are encouraged.

Please send an abstract no later than November 1 2019 to Travel expenses within Europe and accommodation will be covered. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Zahle at

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019

Notifications: December 1, 2019

Workshop: March 5-6 2020


Marion Godman (University of Copenhagen), Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki) and Julie Zahle (University of Bergen).

For more information see the workshop webpage.