Submitted by Benedikt Loewe (Universities of Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Cambridge).
World Logic Day 2021
14 January 2021
UNESCO proclaimed 14 January to be World Logic Day, a global day of
supporting the development of logic through teaching and research, as well
as to public dissemination of the discipline. The Conseil International de
Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH) and its member organisation,
the Division for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and
Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science
and Technology (DLMPST/IUHPST), are coordinating the dynamic and global
annual celebration of World Logic Day aiming at fostering international
cooperation, promoting the development of logic, in both research and
teaching, supporting the activities of associations, universities and
other institutions involved with logic, and enhancing public understanding
of logic and its implications for science, technology and innovation.
We invite everyone in the world interested in logic to organise events
celebrating World Logic Day 2021 on 14 January 2021 (or on convenient date
close to the 14th of January). WLD events
- can be academic or non-academic,
- can be aimed at the general public or specialists,
- can focus on any of the many facets of logic from disciplines such as
mathematics, philosophy, computer science, linguistics, or others, and
- can use any format, e.g., it could be a lecture, a workshop, a panel
discussion, an information bazaar, etc. etc.
Please be aware that in the current global pandemic, almost all events
will be virtual. This is a huge opportunity since it will allow people
from outside of your local community to participate without any travel
expenses. However, it also means that all WLD events will be in
competition with each other for the attention of the global logic
community, especially if they all take place at the same time. Be aware of
this issue as you organise your WLD event and decide on the time schedule.
As mentioned, the event does not have to be on 14 January 2021, but can be
on a date close to that day.
If you are organising an event and wish to be listed in the official list
of WLD 2021 events on our website and use the official WLD logo in your
announcements, please follow the simple and informal instructions below to
obtain the status of an official WLD 2021 event.
(1) Create a website for the event or a draft flyer (in pdf format) that
describes the event. The website/flyer must contain the following
- What is going to happen? (Format, speakers, etc.)
- When is it going to happen? (Date and time.)
- Who is organising it? (Name of the main organiser and contact
- In which format is it going to happen? (If in a physical location,
give location information; if online, say how participants may obtain the
(2) Send an e-mail to wld (at) cipsh (dot) international with the link to
the website and/or with the draft flyer as a pdf attachment and a formal
request to be added to the list of UNESCO WLD events. We expect to decide
on each request within five working days. If you have not received a
message within a week, feel free to send a reminder.
(3) If your event fits with the principles of UNESCO World Logic Day, it
will be added to the official list on our website and you will get the
official WLD graphics to use on your website and in your flyer. (You can
send us an updated flyer for the list on our website once you have
incorporated the graphics.)
After the event, please send a brief report (at most one page, in pdf
format) to wld (at) cipsh (dot) international that will be published on