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Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Universität Zürich

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Universität Zürich

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

DOCTORAL PROGRAM

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The doctoral program at the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge« focuses on the history of modern knowledge systems. In contrast to classical history of science, history of knowledge is a rather new approach to examine the prominent position of science within society with a new methodological perspective.

The doctoral program at the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge« combines philosophical and historical research approaches on knowledge production and circulation and its social, economic and cultural dimensions. The doctoral program is part of an emerging field of innovative research on an international level as well as within Switzerland. The program is supported by the Swiss university conference. It is embedded within the Competence Center »History of Knowledge«.

Board

The academic board of the doctoral program consists of eight professors of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich who are also members of the ZGW: Monika Dommann, Harald Fischer-Tiné, Svenja Goltermann, David Gugerli, Michael Hagner, Andreas Kilcher, Philipp Sarasin, and Jakob Tanner.
Other faculty of the doctoral program as well as other members of the competence center are available for lectures and as research partners.

Contact

Monika Wulz (more)

Graduiertenkolleg »Geschichte des Wissens«
ETH & Universität Zürich

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Mailing address:
Universität Zürich
Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Rämistrasse 64
CH-8001 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 634 36 64
Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 88



EVENTS

Program

The aim of our educational program is to train the doctoral students in a broad range of contents, methods and theories, to qualify them for academic research generally and for interdisciplinary cooperation particularly, especially in networking, scientific publishing and presenting, and the organizing of academic events. The doctoral program creates a working environment in which the students can find qualified contact persons for their issues anytime.

Das Wissen vom Kind in Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychoanalyse im 20. Jahrhundert

February 23, 2018 (program)

Workshop with Prof. Dr. phil. Lisa Malich (University of Lübeck).
The workshop is public. Please register before February 20 here. Texts for pre-reading will be sent to the participants in advance.

Organized by the doctoral program of the ZGW.

Place & Time: University Zurich, FSW, Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zurich, 3.30-7 pm

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Werkstatt Wissens-geschichte FS 2018


Nur für Mitglieder des Doktoratsprogramms am Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens.

Termine:
Mi 07.03. 10-12 Uhr
Do 22.03. 10-12 Uhr
Mi 18.04. 10-12 Uhr
Mi 02.05. 10-12 Uhr
Mi 16.05. 10-12 Uhr

Mittwochs jeweils im Seminarraum der FSW, Rämistrasse 64.
Donnerstag, 22.03., im ETH, RZ F1, Clausiusstrasse 59.

Leitung: Monika Wulz

Neue Promovierende


Wir begrüssen mit Nadine Zberg eine neue Doktorandin im ZGW-DP: Sie promoviert mit einer Arbeit zu "Neuerfindung der Stadt. Diskursive Entwürfe des Urbanen in der Schweizer Alternativbewegung der 1970er- und 1980er-Jahre" und wird von Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin betreut.

Wir wünschen ihr viel Erfolg mit ihrem Dissertationsvorhaben und heissen sie herzlich willkommen am ZGW!

Neue Promovierende


Wir begrüssen mit Ursina Klauser eine neue Doktorandin im ZGW-GK: Sie promoviert zur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie zwischen 1950 und 1980 und wird von Monika Dommann mitbetreut.

Wir wünschen ihr viel Erfolg mit ihrem Dissertationsvorhaben und heissen sie herzlich willkommen am ZGW!

Externer Workshop "Foucault meets Latour"


"Foucault meets Latour: Workshop on the Orders and Modes of Modernity"
Wien, 27.-28.10.2017

Organisiert von Le foucaldien, dem ZGW-Graduiertenkolleg (Patrick Kilian) und dem Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst (IWK)

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PHD STUDENTS (a-z)

Alexander Alon

studied German Philology, European Folk Literature and Comparative Literature at the Universities of Zurich and Tel Aviv. He graduated 2011 with a Master's thesis on Louis Ginzberg's »Legends of the Jews«. As from 2011 he has been working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher (Chair for Literature and Cultural Studies at the ETH Zurich) on his doctoral thesis within the SNF-funded project »Das Wissen des Zionismus« (»The Knowledge of Zionism«) He has been a collaborator at the edition of Louis Ginzberg's »Legends of the Jews« since 2010. (more)

Dissertationsprojekt: Wissenschaft als Kulturbildung. Planung, Praxis und Popularisierung von zionistischen Forschungsreisen in Palästina als Grundlage einer neuen jüdischen Kultur. (more)
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Manuel Bamert

is a PhD-Student at the Chair for Literary and Cultural Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He studied German Linguistics and Literature, General History and Philosophy at the Universities of Zurich and Hamburg. He completed his master's degree with a thesis on male identities and sexualities in Max Frisch's novel Stiller. Since April 2016, he has been working on a doctoral thesis on the reading notes in Thomas Mann's private library as part of the SNSF project Productive Reading. (more)

Dissertation project (working title): Marginal work. Phenomenology, epistemology and poetology of the reading notes in Thomas Mann's private library (more)
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Boris Buzek

ist seit Juli 2013 Doktorand im Forschungsprojekt 'Condito Extraterrestris' bei SNF-Förderprofessor Philipp Theisohn am Deutschen Seminar der Universität Zürich. Er studierte Architektur in Lausanne und Zürich, sowie 'Geschichte und Philosophie des Wissens' in Zürich. Architektur schloss er 2009 mit einer Arbeit zu gemeinnützigem Wohnungsbau in Zürich ab. Den MAGPW beendete er 2013 mit einer Arbeit in theoretischer Philosophie zu einer pragmatistisch geprägten Verknüpfung von Ästhetik, Glück und Vernunft. (more)

Dissertationsprojekt: The Universe literally. About Cosmos' Self-disclosure. (more)
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Leander Diener

Leander Diener promoviert mit einer historiographischen Arbeit zum Hirnforscher Walter Rudolf Hess bei Flurin Condrau und Michael Hagner. (mehr)


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Eneia Dragomir

is a doctoral student of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (History of Technology, Prof. David Gugerli). His dissertation is part of the research project Dealing with Human Capital funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. From 2005 to 2012 he studied history, sociology, and philosophy at the Philipps-Universität in Marburg and the University of Zurich. He graduated with a diploma thesis on the formation of identity in questionnaires in the 1960s. (more)

 

Dissertation project (working title): "Das Wissen und Können des Volkes". Rekrutierungspraktiken der Schweizer Armee, 1960-2000. (more)

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Manuel Dür

graduated in history and musicology at the University of Basle in 2013. He is a research and teaching assistant in the Department of History at the University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann). Since 2014 he’s also a Ph.D. student in the doctoral program of the Center History of Knowledge. By applying new approaches from knowledge history, his dissertation project on the making of antihypertensive drugs at Ciba (1945 to c. 1975) attempts to shed new light on the constitutive era of the development and commercialization of antihypertensive drugs in Europe and the USA. (more)

 

Dissertation project (working title): Hypertension. Ciba and the making of antihypertensive drugs. Emerging networks between industrial laboratories, medical congresses and clinics, 1945 – 1975. (more)

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Lucas Federer

is a PhD student at the chair of Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann at the University of Zurich. From 2009-2016 he studied history, sociology and Pedagogy at the University of Zurich. He wrote his master thesis on the history of the wastewater treatment plants in the 20th century in Switzerland. His dissertation project was launched in 2016 and is funded by the Swiss Social Archives' Research Fund Ellen Rifkin Hill. (mehr)

Disseration project (working title): Internationalism und realpolitik between the blocs. The Trotskyist movement in Switzerland in the 1950s and 1960s (mehr)
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Peter-Tim Fritz

Peter-Tim Fritz promoviert mit der Arbeit "Vernetztes Deutschland. Die Figur der Vernetzung im populären Wissen der BRD" bei Prof. Dr. Svenja Goltermann. (mehr)


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Judith Große

is a doctoral student at the chair for history of the modern world at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich since September 2012. She did her B.A. in History and German Literature at the Humboldt University Berlin and her M.A. in "History and Philosophy of Knowledge" at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Her master thesis is entitled "Sexology and the transnational discourse on prostitution and trafficking in women: three case studies from late-colonial India". (more)

Dissertation project: The crisis of European marriage in an age of imperial globalization (ca. 1900-1933). (more)

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Ruben Marc Hackler

studied history, philosophy, and political science at the Humboldt University and the Free University, both in Berlin. In his M.A. thesis he dealt with the awkward relationship of scientific knowledge, male sexuality, and morality in legal medicine around 1800. Following he started his PhD at the Bielefeld University on the history of jurisdiction in Imperial Germany and the Weimar Republic. Since 2011 he is continuing his PhD under the supervision of Jakob Tanner. (more)

Dissertationsprojekt (working title): The Judicial Persona: A Body History of Judges in Germany, 1870-1930 (more)
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Lukas Held

Lukas Held promoviert bei Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin im Rahmen des Cold War Knowledge Project. (mehr)


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Lucia Herrmann

studied History, Public Law, and Political Science at the University of Zurich and the Universitat de Barcelona. In her Master's thesis "Bones, Graves, and History" she discussed how the opening of mass graves from the time of the Spanish Civil War is shaping today's understanding of history in Spain. Since 2013 she has been working as a scientific assistant at the chair of Prof. Svenja Goltermann at the Department of History at the University of Zurich and is currently preparing her PhD project. (more)

PhD Project (working title): Recht und Gerechtigkeit verhandeln: Debatten über "Politische Gefangene" des franquistischen Regimes. (more)

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Yvonne Ilg

is a doctoral student in the interdisciplinary project "Schizophrenia": Reception, semantic shift, and criticism of a concept in the 20th century (advisor: Prof. Dr. Angelika Linke). 2004-2011 studies in German Language and Literature, History, and Volkskunde (Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology) in Zurich and Berlin. She graduated with a MA thesis in German linguistics on the innovative use and change of vocabulary in talking about taste. The thesis was written in the context of the interdisciplinary project Sensory Semantics and the Semantics of Taste (SenS), where she worked as a student assistant 2009-2010. (more)

Dissertation project (working title): “Geradezu schizophrene Verhältnisse” and “voll schizo”. The re-semantisation of a psychiatric concept in everyday language as a socio-cultural pattern of interpretation in the 20th century. (more)

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Judith Kälin

studierte ab 2008 Geschichte, Religionswissenschaft und Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Zürich sowie der Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo. Daneben arbeitete sie von 2009 bis 2013 im Staatsarchiv Zürich im Bereich Aktenerschliessung und schrieb für den Elfenbeintürmer, dem Magazin der Zürcher Geschichsstudierenden. Seit 2014 ist sie bei der Fokus AG für Wissen und Organisation tätig. Ihr Studium schloss sie im Sommer 2015 mit einer Masterarbeit zum Thema Korrektionelle Anstaltsversorgung im Kanton Zug (1880 - 1945) bei Frau Prof. Svenja Goltermann ab. (mehr)

Dissertationsprojekt (Arbeitstitel): Die Organisation sozialer Kontrolle. Mikrogeschichtliche Betrachtungen zum Umgang mit sozialer Devianz im Spannungsfeld von Recht, Medizin und Verwaltung (Zug, 19./20. Jh.). (Betreut durch Prof. Svenja Goltermann)
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Manuel Kaiser

Manuel Kaiser promoviert bei Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin mit einer Arbeit zur Produktion von Wetter- und Klimawissen und dessen Zirkulation in Publikumsmedien und Populärkultur während des Kalten Krieges. (mehr)

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Patrick Kilian

Patrick Kilian promoviert mit einer Arbeit zur Körpergeschichte der Raumfahrt in den populären Medien des Kalten Krieges bei Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin. (mehr)

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Ursina Klauser

is a doctoral student at the History Department, University of Zurich. From 2007 to 2014 she studied History, Musicology and Biology in Zurich, Basel and Berlin. She graduated with a master thesis on the biologist Paul Kammerer. (more)

PhD project: „Difficult“ Children. Examination, Therapy and Research in Outpatient Child Psychiatry, 1950–1980. (more)
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Marina Lienhard

is a doctoral student in the interdisciplinary project "Schizophrenia": Reception, semantic shift, and criticism of a concept in the 20th century (advisor: Prof. Dr. Jakob Tanner). From 2006 to 2013 she studied history, film studies, and popular culture at the University of Zurich. She graduated with a master thesis on whiteness and othering in the correspondence of the Swiss Tropical School and its alumni between 1943 and 1981. (more)

 

Dissertation project (working title): "A family-borne disease". Schizophrenie und Familie als Forschungszusammenhang, 1948-1983(more)

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Lea Pfäffli

is a doctoral student in history of technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Prof. David Gugerli). Her dissertation is part of the research project Raumerschliessung und Forschungsförderung: Zur Interaktion zwischen Naturwissenschaften und Bundesstaat im 19. Jahrhundert funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. She studied history and economics, constitutional law and film studies and worked in different exhibition projects in Zurich and Berlin, among others on the history of German philology in 19th century. (more)

Dissertation project: Das Wissen, das aus der Kälte kam. Assoziationen der Arktis um 1912. (more)
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Jonas Schädler

is a PhD student in the SNSF Sinergia project „Media of Exactitude: Ideals, Practices, Representations”. At the history department of the University of Zurich, he writes his PhD thesis with Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann on the history of the electricity meter. He studied History and German studies at the University of Zurich and in 2016, he finished his MA with a thesis on the postindustrial transformation process of Zurich’s former industrial district and its cultural and economic marketing. (more)

Dissertation project: «Between Power Plant and Living Space. The History of Technology and Knowledge of the Electricity Meter in the 20th Century» (working title) (more)
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Romila Storjohann

Romila Storjohann promoviert mit der Arbeit "Wie werden Begründungen gebildet und wie werden sie möglich? Über Funktionsweise und Struktur von Rationalität" bei Prof. Dr. Lutz Wingert. (mehr)

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Ariane Totzke

Ariane Totzke, born 1983 in Wuppertal, studied German Studies and Philosophy at the Universities of Bochum and Trier. She completed her master thesis on the topic of Masculinity and Economy in Thomas Mann in 2012. 2012-2013 she got initial funding from the doctoral program in Literary Studies of the University of Basel and worked as research assistant at the chair of Modern German Literature at the University of Trier. Since 2013 she is a research assistant at the chair of Literary and Cultural Studies of ETH Zürich and at the same time at the chair of Modern German Literature at the University of Basel. Her PhD thesis about discourses of productivity and masculinity in the early work of Thomas Mann is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. (more)

Dissertation Project: The Homunculus Oeconomicus at work. Productivity and Masculinity in the early Work of Thomas Mann. 

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Gianna Virginia Weber

studied General History, German Literature and Political Science at the University of Zurich. She graduated in 2011 and wrote her master's thesis on the child indentureship system of the city of Zurich (1921-1960). Afterwards she worked as a research assistent at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, and for the Alfred Escher-Foundation in Zurich. In 2012, she began her PhD project at the Research Center for Social and Economic History and is a graduate student of the Doctoral Program at the Institute of History at the University of Zurich. (more)

 

PhD project (working title): The Swiss Child Indentureship System ("Verdingkinderwesen") in the Cantons of Zurich, Berne and Basel (20th Century) – a Comparison. (more)
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Bettina Zangerl

is a doctoral student in the doctoral program at the Graduate Center of the ZGW. She is pursuing her doctoral degree with Svenja Goltermann. The working title of her dissertation is: »Überlebende - Zur Geschichte eines psychiatrischen Konzepts.« (more)

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Nadine Zberg

earned her master’s degree in cultural analysis and history at University of Zurich (UZH) in 2014. From 2014-2017 she worked as a cultural mediator and project assistant in various cultural institutions. Her PhD project which she took up in August 2017 at the Chair of Philipp Sarasin is funded by the Forschungskredit of UZH. She has been a member of the doctoral program of the ZGW since 2018. (more)

PhD thesis on The reinvention of the city. Outlines of the urban in the Swiss alternative movement in the 1970s and 1980s. (more)
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Alumni

Carlos Acosta 2015-2016
Malte Bachem 2011-2015
Simon Bundi 2013-2015
Maurice Erb 2008-2011
Onur Erdur 2010-2015
Kijan Espahangizi 2008-2010
David Eugster 2010-2015
Alban Frei (ETH) 2012-2017
Felix Frey 2014-2018
Pascal Germann 2008-2015
Lea Haller 2008-2012
Franziska Hupfer 2013-2017
Niklaus Ingold 2008-2013
Anna Joss 2008-2013
Ulrich Koch 2008-2012
Hannes Mangold 2013-2016
Sibylle Marti 2009-2013
Anna Mohr 2012-2017
Joanna Nowotny 2014-2017
Jonathan Pärli 2014-2016
Svenja Matusall 2009-2012
Tobias Scheidegger (UZH) 2008-2015
Martin Schüle 2008-2010
Magdaléna Stárková 2012-2013
Ernst-Christian Steinecke 2011-2014
Ariane Tanner 2009-2010
Martin Viehhauser 2008-2012
Koni Weber 2008-2013
Martina Wernli 2008-2010
Daniela Zetti 2009-2013