2010:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Abstract Objects” invited seminar for the Paideia Centre for Public Theology. March 19, 2010.

2004:
“Evolutionary Accounts of Religion.” Calvin College Seminars in Christian Scholarship: “Nature in Belief.” July, 2004.

“History of Science and Religion.” Faculty development seminar, Charleston Southern University. Charleston. April 28, 2004.

“Science and the Scriptures.” Faculty development seminar, Charleston Southern University. Charleston. April 28, 2004.

“Some Issues in Faith and Science.” Faculty development seminar, Charleston Southern University. Charleston. April 29, 2004.

2003:
“Being a Faithful Scholar: Tension and Discernment.” Faculty development seminar. Redeemer University College. August 8, 2003.

2000:
” Invited paper for a workshop on A Theology of the Human Body organized by the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, St. Louis. MI. Oct. 20-22, 2000.

“Reading The Two Books Interactively: Some questions in biblical hermeneutics raised by the natural sciences.” Invited paper for the Third Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar:  After Pentecost: philosophy and theology of language and biblical interpretation.  Organized by the British and Foreign Bible Society, August 17-19, 2000. Redeemer University College. Ancaster, On. Canada.

1995:
"Beliefs in Science: The Illusion of Detached Materialism"; invited paper for the Philosophy of Biology Seminar, University of Guelph, October 6, 1995. 

1990:
"Background Beliefs in Sociobiology".  Combined Faculty Colloquium and Pascal Centre Seminar, 1990.

1989:
"Hierarchy Theory". Natural Sciences Colloquium, Redeemer College, 1989.

1978:
Polaritaets - Umkehr im larvalen Segmentmuster des Erbsenkaefers (Callosobruchus maculatus) nach frueher temporaerer Abklemmung. Seminar at the Zoological Institute. University of Wuerzburg, FRG. 1978.

The Larval Segment Pattern of Insects as a Model System for the Study of Region-Specific Cell Differentiation. Results and Perspectives of Classical Constriction Experiments Applied in a New Experimental Animal. Seminar at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Virusforschung, Tuebingen, FRG. 1978.

Terminale Eibereiche bestimmen das räumliche Segmentmuster. Seminar at the Zoological Institute. University of Heidelberg, FRG. 1978.

1971:
Mathematic models for pattern formation during insect development. Institute for Theoretical Biology. State University of Utrecht, N.L. 1971.

2003:
A Theology of Evolution: Religious Interpretations of Nature in the Biology of Theodosius Dobzhansky.” Inaugural lecture for the North Central Program for Science and Theology invited by the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools. St. Paul / Minneapolis. Feb. 20.

2001:
“Religious Interpretation of nature in the Sociobiology of E. O. Wilson.” Invited public lecture at the University of Illinois in Urbana / Champaign. Sponsored by the Henry Newman Institute for Catholic Thought, the Christian reformed Student Foundation and Hessel Park CRC. Feb. 21, 2001

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Invited public lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign. Sponsored by the Henry Newman Institute for Catholic Thought. Feb. 19, 2001.

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Faculty colloquium, Redeemer University College. Ancaster. On. March 14, 2001

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Invited plenary lecture, student conference on religion and science, Goshen College. Goshen, In. USA. March 24, 2001.

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Department of Philosophy, McMaster University. Hamilton. Oct. 26, 2001.

2000:
“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Invited public lecture for the Faith and Science: Millennium Series 2000. Saint Paul University, Ottawa. October 26, 2000.

1995:
"The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion.”  Presented at the Canadian Reformed Student Fellowship, January 27, 1995 in Burlington.

1988:
Hierarchy:  A Framework for the Coherence of Faith and Science. Invited presentation for the Fall Lecture Series 1988 at Dordt College entitled:  A Christian Worldview and a View of Science: The Evolution Debate.  Sept. 27, 28, 1988.

1987/88:
The Merits of Hierarchical Thinking for Biological Theorizing.  Presented for the 1987/88 faculty discussion series organized by the CSCA at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.

1987:
Hierarchical Organization of the Human Immune System II.  Department of Theoretical Physics. University of Toronto. 1987.

The Merits of Hierarchy Theory for Biological Theorizing.  Consultation on the Biological Sciences. Institute for Christian Studies. Toronto 1987.

Hierarchical Organization of the Human Immune System I.  Department of Theoretical Physics. University of Toronto, 1987.

1983:
Speech on the occasion of the acceptance of the Teyler Award for research on cell differentiation during embryonic development.  Haarlem. N.L. 1983.

Supracellular, Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Pattern  Formation during Early Insect Embryogenesis. Department of Life Sciences. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 1983.

1980:
Segment Pattern Formation during Early Embryogenesis of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. 1980.

The Larval Segment Pattern of Insects as a Model System for the Study of Region-Specific Cell Differentiation. Results and Perspectives of Classical Constriction Experiments Applied in a New Experimental Animal. Dept. of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 1980.

1977:
Polariteitsomkeer in het larvale segmentpatroon van  Callosobruchus maculatus Fab. (Coleoptera) na vroege tijdelijke afkelemming. Hubrecht Laboratory. International Embryological Institute. Utrecht, N.L. 1977.

1976:
Polaritaets - Umkehr im larvalen Segmentmuster des Erbsenkaefers (Callosobruchus maculatus) nach frueher temporaerer Abklemmung. Invited lecture at the symposium: "Fruehembryonale Entwicklungsvorgange bei Insekten" in honour of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Krause. Zoological Institute, University of Wuerzburg, FRG. 1976.

1972:
Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster. Department of Biology. University of Trieste, Italy, 1972.

Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster. Biological Institute. University of Freiburg i. Br., FRG. 1972.

Pattern Regulation during Embryogenesis of the Leafhopper Euscelis plebejus (Homoptera). Hubrecht Laboratory. International Embryological Institute. Utrecht, N.L. 1972.

 

 

2015:
Van der Meer, J. M., “Human evolution and the substantialist view of the imago Dei”, invited presentation at a conference on Configuring Adam and Eve: Exploring Conceptual Change at the Interface of Theological and Scientific Reflection on Human Origins, Wycliffe Hall, Univ. of Oxford, 17-19 April 2015.

2014
Van der Meer, J. M. invited response to Nicolas Ray, Univ. of Geneva on “Current State of Research in Paleogenetics,” at a conference on Configuring Adam and Eve: Exploring Conceptual Change at the Interface of Theological and Scientific Reflection on Human Origins, Kellogg College, Univ. of Oxford, 18-20 July, 2014.

Van der Meer, J. M. “The Challenge of Emergence,” invited presentation for a panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the ASA, CSCA & CiS, McMaster University, July 25-28, 2014.

2011:
Van der Meer, J. M. “The Re-Emergence of Emergence,” invited presentation at the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, McMaster University, April 29, 2011.

Van der Meer, J. M. Response to “Order and Emergence in Biological Evolution,” by Denis Alexander, Faraday Institute, Cambridge University, Cambridge. Presented at the conference on The Future of Creation Order, Association for Reformational Philosophy and Department of Philosophy, Free University of Amsterdam, August 16-19, 2011.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Biological Order,” invited presentation at the conference on The Future of Creation Order, Association for Reformational Philosophy and Department of Philosophy, Free University of Amsterdam, August 16-19, 2011.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Biology and the Philosophy of Emergence: Cosmonomic Perspectives,” invited presentation at the conference on The Future of Creation Order, Association for Reformational Philosophy and Department of Philosophy, Free University of Amsterdam, August 16-19, 2011.

Van der Meer, J. M. “European Calvinists and the Study of Nature: Some Historical Patterns and Problems,” invited presentation at the conference on Calvinism and the Making of the European Mind, The European Science Foundation and the Department of Theology, Free University of Amsterdam, November 3-5, 2011.

2009:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Cosmic Order: Distinguishing Parts, Wholes, and Levels of Organization.” Invited and refereed paper at a conference on “Metaphysics, Ontology and the Science-Religion Debate.” Thomas More Institute, London, UK.  May 7-9, 2009.

2008:
Van der Meer, J. M., Oosterhoff, R. (2008) “Interpreting Nature & Scripture: The Shift from Reader to Author and the Transformation of the Literal Meaning  (1100-1700).” Presented at The Sixth Three Societies Conference: Connecting Disciplines. University of Oxford, UK, 4-6 July 2008.

2006:
Van der Meer, J. M. (2006) “Georges Cuvier and the Use of Scripture in Geology.” Presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, Vancouver, November 2-5.

2005:
Van der Meer, J. M. (2005) “Georges Cuvier and the Use of Scripture in Geology.” Presented at the Third International Pascal Centre Conference, RUC, July 18-23, 2005 entitled: “Interpreting Nature and Scripture: History of a Dialogue.”

2003:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Religious Interpretations of Nature in the Population Genetics of Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975).” Presented at the Conference of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science. Tihany, Hungary. June 7-11.

2002:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Religious Interpretations of Nature in the Population Biology of Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975).” Invited paper at an international conference on: Science and Religion: The Religious Beliefs and Practices of Scientists, 20th Century. Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Georg-August Universität Göttingen, GE. May 27-29.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Reading Nature in Light of Scripture: The Case of Georges Cuvier (1769-1832).” Presented at an international conference: The Book of Nature: Continuity and Change in European and American Attitudes towards the Natural World.  State University of Groningen, NL. May 22-25.

2000:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Scaffolding Science the Religious Way.” Plenary address for a conference entitled A ‘Storied Past’: Science and Religion in Historical Perspective. Concord College and the University of Winnipeg. April 28-29.

Van der Meer, J. M. “The Varieties of Downward Causation: A Concept in Theology and Science.” Workshop paper for the Eighth European Conference  on Science and Theology on Design and Disorder: Perspectives from Science and Theology. Lyon, France. April 14-19.

Van der Meer, J. M. “A Working Model for the Engagement of Religion and Science: Some Theses.” Plenary address for an international meeting on Science & Religion: a ‘Start-up’ of the Human Spirit. Université Interdisciplinaire de Paris & UNESCO. Paris, France. April 12-13. 

1999:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Religious Interpretations of Nature: A Survey.” Conference on Christian Scholarship in the Light of Scripture: Hermeneutical Issues. Redeemer College. July 7-10.

1998:
Van der Meer, J. M. Opening Address. Second International Pascal Centre Conference: Science in Theistic Contexts.  July 21-25, 1998. Redeemer College. Ancaster. On. Canada. Conference Chair and Organizer.

Van der Meer, J. M. "DNA: Gateway between Metaphysics and Science.” Seventh European Conference on Science and Theology, Durham, UK. March 31-April 5, 1998.  Workshop chair.

1996:
Van der Meer, J. M. "The Concept of Human Nature in Science and Theology." Annual Meeting of the American scientific Affiliation (ASA) and the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA). Toronto. July 26-29, 1996

Van der Meer, J. M. "The Multi-Modal Hierarchy. Distinguishing Parts, Wholes and Levels of Organization." Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.  Louisville, KY. USA.  July 14-19, 1996.

1996 Van der Meer, J. M. Templeton Workshop on the Teaching of Science and Religion Courses.  Victoria University, Toronto, Ca.  July 5-10, 1996.  Two presentations: one poster on Philosophy of Science 342 and an oral presentation on the Pascal Centre. 

Van der Meer, J. M. "The Role of Metaphysical & Religious Beliefs in Science."  Sixth European Conference on Science and Theology, Krakow.  Poland, March 26-30, 1996. 

Van der Meer, J. M. "Encapsis".  A discussion paper for the International Conference of the Dooyeweerd Centre, Ancaster, June 3-6, 1996.

Van der Meer, J. M. “The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion.”  Presented at the International Conference of the Dooyeweerd Centre, Ancaster, June 3-6, 1996.

1994:
Van der Meer, J. M. “The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion.”  Presented at: Fifth International Symposium of the Association for Calvinist Philosophy, August 22-26, 1994.  NL.

Van der Meer, J. M. “The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion.”  Presented at: The annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Christian Academics on the theme "Encounters Between Christian Faith and Science", University of Toronto, October 29, 1994.

1993
Van der Meer, J. M. "The Concept of Human Nature in Science and Theology".  Fifth European Conference on Science and Religion, March 1993: "Beliefs in Science: Taking the Measure of Methodological Materialism".  Second Annual Wheaton Theology Conference on "The Relationship Between Theology and Science".  Wheaton College, Feb. 25-26, 1993. 

1992:
Van der Meer, J. M. "Belief in Sociobiology".  Science and Belief.  The First International Pascal Centre Conference, August 11-15, 1992.

Van der Meer, J. M. "Religion and Science: A Clarification of the Terms of the Relation".  Science and Belief.  The First International Pascal Centre Conference, August 11-15, 1992.

Van der Meer, J. M. "Religion and Science: Do Level Structures Provide a Structure for Their Interaction?".  Science and Belief.  The First International Pascal Centre Conference, August 11-15, 1992.  

Van der Meer, J. M."Functional Integrity"  25th Anniversary Conference of the ICS "An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation"; workshop chair: "Creation Order, Evolution, and Modern Science".  ICS, Toronto June 3-6, 1992.

1985:
Van der Meer, J. M. "The Creation as Cosmos." Conference organized by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship and the Institute for Christian Studies. June 7-8, 1985 (response to "Genesis in the Hands of the Geologists" by D. Young with Dr. D. McNally).

1984:
Van der Meer, J. M. "Development of the embryonic segment pattern in insects.  Morphological, cellular and molecular aspects."  Invited presentation. Seventeenth International Congress of Entomology. Council for the International Congresses of Entomology. Hamburg. August 20-26, 1984.

1979:
Van der Meer, J. M. "Pattern Formation during Insect Embryogenesis (Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabr. Coleoptera)." Poster presentation at the meeting of the German Society for Developmental Biology. Heidelberg, FRG. 1979.

1975:
Van der Meer, J. M. "Segment Pattern Formation during Early Embryogenesis of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera)." Joint Meeting of the Netherlands and British Societies for Development Biology. Noordwijkerhout, N.L. 1975.

1972:
Van der Meer, J. M. "Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster." Third European Drosophila Research Conference. Milan, Italy. 1972.