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Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Universität Zürich

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Universität Zürich

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

2017-2020

Writing and Publishing Reviews

Academic Writing Course of the doctoral program »History of Knowledge«, fall term 2021
October 22, 1–5 pm; December 10, 1–4 pm.

Writing reviews is part of academic publishing. Crucial ingredient is the evaluation of the book within the relevant research field. The workshop introduces the requirements of reviews in the humanities, especially in the history of knowledge and related fields (history of science, history of medicine, history of knowledge, social history, gender history, legal history etc.). The participants will learn how to publish a review in a scientific journal.

Lecturer: Gleb Albert, Ruben Hackler, review editors at H-Soz-Kult
For registration please write to:
zgw-dp(at)ethz.ch

Doctoral seminar »History of Knowledge«

Fall term 2021
Wednesdays 10–12 am, every two weeks (starting September 22)

This doctoral seminar provides a platform for PhD projects in the history of knowledge. We focus on the specific forms, circulations, and practices of knowledge, its discursive, cultural, and social, moreover its scientific, technological, media, and infrastructural, as well as its legal, economic, and political conditions and effects in global and transnational perspectives. Based on the participants' research projects, the seminar introduces the methods, relevant literature and current issues in the history of knowledge
Languages: German and English

Lecturer: Kijan Espahangizi
For registration please write to:
zgw-dp(at)ethz.ch

Histories of Knowledge in Society

Summer School of the doctoral program “History of Knowledge”
September, 13–15, 2021, Zurich (program)

Knowledge is not only an element within scientific laboratories, institutes and disciplines. It is also present in social transformation processes: in public and political debates, in medical and technical applications, administrative measures, but also in artistic processes and cultural critique, in which specific forms of knowledge are generated that challenge the boundaries of scientific knowledge and social structures. The Summer School is aimed at PhD students who, in their historical research projects, investigate knowledge as part of social and cultural change. In exchange with professors from the field of the history of knowledge and in relation to the participants’ research projects, methods will be developed in order to analyze the forms, modes of operation and circulation of knowledge as part of social and cultural transformation – its institutional, economic, legal and political contexts as well as its media and forms of articulation.

With Prof. Dr. Caroline Arni (Basel), Prof. Dr. Mischa Suter (IHEID Geneva), Prof. Dr. Cécile Stehrenberger (IZWT Wuppertal) and professors of the doctoral program "History of Knowledge"

Languages: German and English.

Application: Please submit an abstract of your project or presentation (ca. 300 words) until June 10, 2021, and for participation without a presentation until August 25, to: zgw-dp(at)ethz.ch

Transimperial Histories of Knowledge

Networks of Exchange and Collaboration from the Margins of Imperial Europe
Workshop, March 23–24, 2021
Online on Zoom (Flyer)

With
Dr. Moritz von Brescius (University of Bern), Prof. Dr. Christof Dejung (University of Bern), Prof. Dr. Andreas Eckert (HU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Nadin Hée (FU Berlin & MPIWG Berlin), Prof. Dr. Pernille Røge (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Bernhard Schär (ETH Zurich)

The workshop presents ongoing research for a special issue of the global history journal Comparativ. The issue brings transimperial history into conversation with the history of knowledge. It does so in order to investigate the co-production of knowledge between Africa, South and Southeast Asia and countries situated ›at the margins‹ of Imperial Europe during the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Together, the contributions present new paths to understanding how imperialism, when viewed through the prism of a transimperial history of knowledge, emerged as a shared European project, co-constituted by extra-European environments, epistemologies and actors.
The discussion will be based on pre-circulated papers which participants are expected to read in preparation of the workshop.

Organized by
Claire Louise Blaser, Monique Ligtenberg, Josephine Selander

Please register via email.
The Zoom link for online participation and the pre-circulated papers will be sent out in advance.

The New Book Forum #2: Erika Milam

The New Book Forum #2
Science, Medicine, Environment
March 3, 2021, 18–19 CET
online (poster)

Prof. Erika Milam (Princeton University)
Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America


hosts: Dr. Nils Güttler and Niki Rhyner M.A. (both ETHZ, Chair for Science Studies)
registration for Zoom link here.

For the New Book Forum spring program 2021 see here.

History of Knowledge in the Making

Doctoral seminar spring term 2021

This doctoral seminar provides a platform for PhD projects in the history of knowledge. We focus on the specific forms, circulations, and practices of knowledge, its discursive, cultural, and social, moreover its scientific, technological, media, and infrastructural, as well as its legal, economic, and political conditions and effects in global and transnational perspectives. Based on the participants' research projects, the seminar introduces the methods, relevant literature and current issues in the history of knowledge.
Link for registration


Lecturer: Monika Wulz
Time: Wednesdays 10–12 am, every two weeks (03.03., 10.03., 17.03., 31.03, 21.04.) + block seminar 04.06., 1–4.30 pm

The New Book Forum #1: Suman Seth

The New Book Forum #1
Science, Medicine, Environment
December 3, 2020, 4-5pm
online (poster)

Prof. Suman Seth (Cornell University)
Difference and Disease. Medicine, Race, And the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

hosts
: Dr. Lisa Haushofer (UZH, History of Medicine) and Monique Ligtenberg M.A. (ETHZ, History of the Modern World) / registration for Zoom link here.

The New Book Forum: Science, Medicine, Environment is a new collaborative initiative organized by scholars at the ZGW, the Chair of Science Studies at ETH, and the Chair of History of Medicine at UZH, to showcase and discuss new books in the histories of science, medicine, and environment with their authors. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the New Book Forum seeks to provide authors with a platform to present their books outside of the traditional conference circle, and to connect researchers at our institutions in Zurich with the newest scholarship in these fields.

 

From PhD to Book

Academic Writing Workshop

November 6, 2020
12.30 am – 6.30 pm

With Alexander Schmitz, scientific lector at Konstanz University Press

Participation only after registration and only for members of the doctoral program "History of Knowledge".

Sensory and Emotional Experiences

Practices of Mind-Body Medicine in the 20th Century

September 28-29, 2020

Workshop with Prof. Staffan Bergwik (Stockholm) and PD Dr. Anja Laukötter (Berlin/Strasbourg)
Flyer

Organized by the ZGW Doctoral program (Leander Diener, Sarah Scheidmantel, Josephine Selander)

On the role of theory in the history of knowledge / On the role of history in the theory of knowledge

Doctoral seminar fall term 2020

Theory makes it possible to ask new questions, to find new historical material and thus to constitute historical objects of research. But how much theory does research in the history of knowledge need? Or, on the contrary, is theory maybe obscuring the view of specific historical problems? And vice versa: In how far does theory of knowledge require looking at specific historical (or current) events? Based on examples from research in the history and theory of knowledge and in connection with their own research projects, doctoral students learn to assess the role and function of theories for research in the history of knowledge and of case studies in the theory of knowledge.

16.09. Do we need a theory to study knowledge? Guest: Michael Hagner (ETH Zurich)
30.09. Trajectories, hindrances, and boundaries in the circulation of knowledge; Guest: Staffan Bergwik (Stockholm)
21.10. Circulation of economic knowledge to other fields of knowledge; Guest: Monika Dommann (UZH)
04.11. Gender knowledge and Othering; Guest: Roy Wagner (ETH Zurich)
07.11. Knowledge actors in the history of technological innovation; Guest: Daniela Zetti (Lübeck)
09.12. Knowledge perspectives in the history of law; Guest: Svenja Goltermann (UZH)
16.12. Production and circulation of racial knowledge in medical discourse; Guest: Pascal Germann (Bern)

Werkstatt Wissensgeschichte

FS 2020

Nur für Mitglieder des Doktoratsprogramms am Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens.

Termine:

19.02. 10-12 Uhr
04.03. 10-12 Uhr
18.03. 10-12 Uhr
01.04. 10-12 Uhr
22.04. 10-12 Uhr
06.05. 10-12 Uhr
20.05. 10-12 Uhr

Mittwochs jeweils im Seminarraum der Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistrasse 64.

Leitung: Monika Wulz

Writing Workshop

November 8, 2019
10 am - 6 pm

Writing workshop with Alexander Schmitz, scientific lector at Konstanz University Press

Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistrasse 64, seminar room

Participation only after registration and only for members of the doctoral program "History of Knowledge".

Job prospects II: Into Academia

October 4, 2019

Workshop with Tina Asmussen (ETH Zurich), Nadja El Kassar (UZH/ETH Zurich), and Robert Leucht (University of Lausanne).

Organized by the doctoral program of the ZGW.

Place & Time: University Zurich, FSW, Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zurich, 10 am - 1 pm

Kritik und Gegenwart in der Wissensgeschichte

Promovierendenseminar HS 2019

Nur für Mitglieder des Doktoratsprogramms am Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Termine:
02.10. 10-12 Uhr, Gast: Annette Vogt (MPIWG Berlin)
16.10. 10-12 Uhr, Gast: Gabriel Motzkin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
30.10. 10-12 Uhr, Gast: José Brunner (Tel Aviv University, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas)
13.11. 10-12 Uhr
04.12. 18-20 Uhr, Gäste: Brigitta Bernet (Basel/Trier) und Janosch Steuwer (UZH) von Geschichte der Gegenwart
11.12. 18-20 Uhr, Gäste: Monika Dommann, Andreas Kilcher, Philipp Sarasin (ZGW)

Mittwochs jeweils im Seminarraum der Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistrasse 64.

Leitung: Monika Wulz

white innocence across Europe

How do postcolonial ties shape our reservoir of knowledge on gender, race, class, and religion?

Workshop with Gloria Wekker (Utrecht) and Patricia Purtschert (Bern)
August 19, 2019; 10-12 am
ETH Zurich, Clausiusstr. 59, RZ F 21
Flyer

Organized by the ZGW doctoral program in cooperation with Zürcher Theater Spektakel.

Please register by August 12 via email.
Selected texts will be circulated in preparation of the workshop.

Workshop: Scientific Political Activism


The workshop explores the presence of scientists in public sociopolitical controversies. Our questions are: From which side is the exchange between science and politics motivated? In what forms, media, publics, and in what rhetorics do scientists mark their theses als political? How does politics feed back into science? (Program)

The workshop is held in German. Organized by the doctoral program of ZGW and supported by the Graduate Campus. Please register at zgw-dp@ethz.ch before April 30, 2019.

Thursday, May 2 2019, 2pm-6.15pm; ETH Zurich, RZ F 21, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich
Friday, May 3, 2019, 10am-3.30pm; UZH, Kolloquiumsram FSW, Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zurich

Workshop report on H/Soz/Kult (June 18, 2019)

Ideologie – Wissen – Geschichte

Karl Mannheims Ideologie und Utopie

Workshop with
Christian Geulen
(Koblenz),
Lukas Jäger
(Frankfurt/Main),
Christina Wessely
(Lüneburg)
Flyer

Please register by March 8 here. A reader with selected texts will be circulated in preparation of the workshop.

Organized by the doctoral program of the ZGW.

Date: March 11, 2019; 2-6 pm
Place: University of Zurich, FSW, Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zurich

Werkstatt Wissensgeschichte

FS 2019

Nur für Mitglieder des Doktoratsprogramms am Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens.

Termine:
20.03. 10-12 Uhr
03.04. 10-12 Uhr
17.04. 10-12 Uhr
08.05. 10-12 Uhr
22.05. 10-12 Uhr

Mittwochs jeweils im Seminarraum der Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistrasse 64.

Leitung: Monika Wulz

Fences, Wires, Walls

How to engage with the material culture of modern borderlands

Workshop with Reviel Netz (Stanford University) and Nils Güttler (ETH Zurich) – Flyer

Please register by February 25 here. A reader with selected texts will be circulated in preparation of the workshop.

Organized by the doctoral program of the ZGW.

Date: February 27, 2019; 10-12 am
Place: ETH Zurich, Haldeneggsteig 4, IFW E 42

Von der Dissertation zum Buch

6. Dezember 2018

Die Publikation der Dissertation als Buch gilt als wichtige Voraussetzung für eine akademische Karriere. Diese Veranstaltung gibt Einblicke in den Weg von der Dissertation zum Buch: Wie finde ich einen Verlag? Wie weit sollte die Dissertation überarbeitet werden? Mit welchem zeitlichen und finanziellen Aufwand ist zu rechnen?

Beiträge von Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann (UZH) und Alexander Schmitz (Lektor bei Konstanz University Press) mit anschliessender Diskussion.

Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Doktorierende und Postdocs aus den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften; sie wird organisiert von Graduate Campus und vom Doktoratsprogramm „Geschichte des Wissens“.

Zeit: 6.12.2018, 12-13 Uhr
Ort: UZH, Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zürich, RAI-G-041

Anmeldung hier.

Journalistic Writing

November 9, 2018

Workshop with Corinna Virchow and Mario Kaiser, Avenue (Basel); Pascale Hofmeier, SNF Horizonte (Bern); Klaus Taschwer, Der Standard (Vienna)

Organized by the ZGW doctoral program.
Please register until October 26 here.

Place & Time: University Zurich, FSW, Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zurich, 2-5.30 pm

Job prospects I - Outside of academia

October 26, 2018

Workshop with Christian Koller (Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv), An Lac Truong Dinh (Parlamentary Services Bern), Romila Storjohann (ETH Equal Opportunities & ZGW doctoral program) and Sandra Läderach Biaggi (UZH Career Services).

Organized by the doctoral program of the ZGW.

Place & Time: University Zurich, FSW, Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zurich, 9.30-12.30 am

Was war Wissen? Wissenskonzepte in der „Wissens-gesellschaft“

Promovierendenseminar HS 2018

Der Ökonom Peter Drucker prägte in den 1960er Jahren das Konzept der „knowledge society“. Die Bedeutung von Wissen und Information für die Entwicklung der ‚postindustriellen Gesellschaft‘ wurde in der Folge in soziologischen Studien analysiert und in gesellschaftspolitischen Diskussionen popularisiert (Daniel Bell, Nico Stehr). „Implizites Wissen“, Praktiken, Kreativität, Innovation, Interdisziplinarität, Diskontinuität etc. wurden seither sowohl als ökonomisch relevante und forschungstreibende Wissensformen beschrieben, aber auch als Konzepte für historische Analysen von Wissen verwendet. Das Seminar fragt nach dieser Doppelrolle von Wissenskonzepten seit der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts einerseits als Analysebegriffe, andererseits als Begriffe von Akteur/innen der sogenannten ‚postindustriellen Gesellschaft‘. Inwiefern lassen sich diese überhaupt unterscheiden? Inwieweit handelt es sich bei diesen Begriffen immer auch um eine bestimmte Perspektive auf gesellschaftliche und/oder ökonomische Prozesse?

Termine jeweils Mittwoch, 10-12 Uhr: 26.09., 03.10., 17.10., 31.10., 14.11., 28.11., 12.12.
Ort: Seminarraum der FSW, Rämistrasse 64.

Leitung: Monika Wulz

Decolonizing Knowledge: African Perspectives on History, Politics, Movement

August 20, 2018 (flyer)

Workshop with Achille Mbembe (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) and Felwine Sarr (Gaston Berger University, Saint-Louis, Senegal)

This workshop will discuss current events and scholarly perspectives on the African continent with two of its foremost thinkers: Achille Mbembe and Felwine Sarr, authors of Critique of Black Reason and Afrotopia, respectively. As a contribution to postcolonial academic efforts to "provincialize Europe" and "decolonize the mind", this timely workshop offers a unique opportunity of exploring critical perspectives on history, politics and the arts that question many of the Eurocentric assumptions still prevalent in academia.

Please register by August 9 via email to Ana Sobral and Monika Wulz.

Organized by the doctoral program of the ZGW in cooperation with Ana Sobral, UZH, English Seminar

Place & time: UZH, English Seminar (PLH-05), Plattenstrasse 47, 8032 Zurich. August 20, 10-12 am

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

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

Workshop "1977-2017: 40 Jahre Punk - Wissensgeschichte in Verzerrung"


Workshop mit Fernando Esposito, Alexa Geisthövel, Sven Reichardt, Marion Schulze, Bernhard Steinbrecher

Donnerstag, 27.04.2017
10-16 Uhr, Seminarraum FSW

Anmeldung und Texte hier

Workshop "Medienwissen und Propaganda im Kalten Krieg"


Workshop mit Benno Nietzel

Veranstaltet vom ZGW-Graduiertenkolleg und der Plattform Geschichte der Gegenwart

Freitag, 31.03.2017
10-12 Uhr, Seminarraum FSW

Anmeldung und Texte hier

2013-2016

Workshop "Wissensgeschichte der Arktis"

Workshop "Wissensgeschichte der Arktis: Praktiken, Medien, Räume"
Organisiert von Felix Frey & Lea Pfäffli
08. + 09.11.2016, ETH Zürich, RZ, Clausiusstr. 59, RZ-F-1

Anmeldungen bitte hier

Promovierendenseminar im HS16

"Sammelband als Genre"

Nur für Mitglieder des Doktoratsprogramms am Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens.

Termine (jeweils 16-18 Uhr, Seminarraum FSW): 

05.10. 
17.10.
02.11.
14.11.
30.11.
12.12.

Leitung: Vojin Sasa Vukadinovic

 

From thesis to book: How and where to publish your book

Book publication is considered one important requirement in academic career. This post-doc meet-up will give insights into how to chose and find a publisher, how to re-write a thesis as a book, and what time and financial costs to expect. With Adrian Stähli, Editor at Peter Lang for linguistics and English literature, and Prof Matthieu Leimgruber, Associate Professor for 19th and 20th century history at the Research Institute for Social and Economic History (FSW), University of Zurich.

15 September 2016 5.00 – 6.15 pm
Irchel Campus
Winterthurerstr. 190
8057 Zürich

Objektivität

Workshop mit Peter Galison am 8. Juni 2016 zu Objektivität.
Teilnahme begrenzt, Anmeldungen bitte hier.

Raum und Wissen

Die Atmosphäre im wissenschaftlichen und literarischen Fokus
Workshop: 17.-18. März 2016 (Flyer)

Anhand der Herstellung von Wissen über die Atmosphäre lässt sich die Produktion von Räumlichkeit paradigmatisch untersuchen. Wir interessieren uns für die Verfahren, mit denen die Atmosphäre erschlossen und strukturiert wurde, und diskutieren gemeinsam die Produktivität von Konzepten zum Verhältnis von Raum und Wissen

mit Prof. Dr. Michael Gamper (Uni Hannover) und Dr. Robert-Jan Wille (LMU München)

Organisiert von Boris Buzek und Franziska Hupfer

Der Workshop ist öffentlich. Um Anmeldung bis 11. März wird gebeten.


Ort & Zeit: Universität Zürich, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zürich, Raum 015. 17. März: 14:15-17:30 und 18. März 09:00 bis 13:00

Distant Reading

Doctoral Workshop: March 14, 2016

with Prof. Dr. Franco Moretti and the ZGW Doctoral program on Evolution, World-Systems, Weltliteratur

Place & Time: FSW-Seminarraum, Rämistrasse 64, 2-4pm

Please register here

Anhäufen, Forschen, Erhalten

Book release: March 8, 2016 (Flyer)

Book presentation by Anna Joss, moderation by Heidi Amrein (Schweizerischen Nationalmuseum) and introduction by Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin (University of Zurich/ZGW).

Place & Time: Landesmuseum Zürich, Museumstrasse 2, 8001 Zürich, 6.30pm.

Zürich Polyphon I und II

Workshops: 25. Februar sowie 10. März 2016 (Flyer)

Organisiert von Lea Pfäffli und Bernhard Schär

Die Workshops sind Teil des interdisziplinären Projekts De-Neutralize, das anlässlich der Kunstbiennale Manifesta 11 in Zürich stattfindet und eine Kooperation des Johann Jacobs Museum, der Vertiefung Bildende Kunst und des Institutes für zeitgenössische künstlerische Forschung der ZHdK und der Professur für die Geschichte der modernen Welt ETH darstellt. Die Workshops dienen primär der methodischen Reflexion der Frage, wie sich Ansätze der globalen Wissensgeschichte mit analogen Entwicklungen in der Kunst, im Ausstellungswesen sowie im Bereich des politischen Aktivismus in gemeinsame Praxisformen übersetzen lassen.

Ort & Zeit: Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich, 25. Februar 15–18 Uhr und 10. März 14–17 Uhr. Für weitere Informationen und Anmeldungen (bis 21. Februar) bitte direkt an Lea Pfäffli oder Bernhard Schär wenden.

Seminar Theorie zur Geschichte des Wissens

Seminar: Theorie zur Geschichte des Wissens, zweiwöchentlich montags, 17-19 Uhr, Seminarraum FSW, Rämistrasse 64 (nur für Mitglieder des Doktoratsprogramms 'Geschichte des Wissens'), Leitung: Vojin Saša Vukadinovi?

21.09.2015

05.10.2015 

19.10.2015 

02.11.2015 

16.11.2015 

30.11.2015 

Theatricality and Politics

Workshop: May 5, 2015

with Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher (ZGW/ETH Zurich), Dr. Clemens Peck (University of Salzburg), Prof. Sylvia Sasse (University of Zurich), Prof. Galili Shahar (Tel Aviv Univerrsity), lic.phil. Alexander Alon (ETH Zurich)

The concept of aesthetic autonomy has been most influential since its beginnings in the 18th century. One of the consequences of its success is that theatre is widely regarded as an art, thus emphasising its supposedly noninstrumental character. However, politics and the theatre do not have to be consicdered as entities independent from one another. The interdisciplinary workshop aims at thinking about theatricality not merely as a property of the theatre as an institution but as a figure of thought which shapes political processes and is in turn shaped by it. (program)

Organized by Alexander Alon and the doctoral program 'history of knowledge'.

Place & Time: ETH Zurich, IFW building, Haldeneggsteig 4, 8092 Zurich, 2-6 pm.
The Workshop is open to public. Please register here till April 27, 2015.

Career Prospects II: Historical Research outside University

Workshop: April 17, 2015

 

with Philipp Hofstetter and Monica Rottmeyer (Public History Research GmbH), Dr. Mario König (freelance researcher), Dr. Beatrice Schumacher (Verein Basler Geschichte)

 

„Geschichtsforschung“, so ist im 2002 erschienen Leitfaden für freiberufliche Historikerinnen und Historiker zu lesen, „wird längst nicht bloss an Universitäten, sondern in weiten Teilen der Gesellschaft betrieben“; eine Nachfrage besteht bei Gemeinden, die ihre Orstgeschichte aufarbeiten lassen, Verbände, Vereine und Unternehmen, die Jubiläumsschriften in Auftrag geben, Familien, die mehr über Ihre Vorfahren wissen möchten, bei Recherchen für Filmprojekte und Ausstellungen. Für ausgebildete Historikerinnen und Historiker erschliesst sich also ein ein weites Feld freiberuflicher Möglichkeiten - das gilt es zu erkunden.  

Der Workshop soll es Interessierten ermöglichen, sich bei freiberuflich arbeitenden Historikerinnen und Historikern über Chancen und Herausforderungen zu infromieren sowie sich über das erforderliche fachliche Rüstzeug zu orientieren. (Flyer)

 

Organized by Malte Bachem, Eneia Dragomir, Gianna Weber and the Doctoral Program 'History of Knowledge'.

 

Place & Time: KOL-G-222, University of Zurich (main building), Rämistr. 71, 8006 Zurich, 2-6 pm.

 

The number of participants is limited. Please register as soon as possible (Eneia Dragomir, Gianna Weber). 

Language - History - Knowledge

Workshop (new date): April 20, 2015

 

with Prof. Dr. Ekkehard Felder, Katharina Jacob, Anna Mattfeldt (Heidelberg) and Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin (UZH/ZGW)

 

In this workshop we will meet members of the research network language and knowledge and its doctoral program to discuss compliant and complementary concepts of »knowledge« and methodical approaches in dealing with textual sources. Prof. Dr. Ekkehard Felder (Heidelberg) and Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin (ZGW) will comment on presentations from members of the two doctoral programs. (Leaflet)

 

Place & Time: University of Zurich, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015, 1:30-6:30 pm.

 

The Workshop is open to public. Please register here till April 2, 2015.

Biological Knowledge

Workshop: April 26, 2013

with Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).

In this Workshop we will discuss configurations and changes of biological knowledge in the 20th century. Our reflections on that topic are based on Hans-Jörg Rheinbergers studies in post-genomics and the latest developments in medicine and life sciences. Subsequently, members of the doctoral program will present findings from their research projects. In doing so we will take account of the history of human genetics and race research, molecular genetics and the post-genomic systems biology.

Organized by Malte Bachem, Alban Frei and the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«.

Place & Time: 2-6:15 pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015

Please register here until April 15, 2013.

The Scholar's Study

Workshop: XX XX, XXXX

 

This workshop has to be postponed, the new date is not fixed yet.


with Prof. Dr. Marian Füssel (Göttingen)

Despite being a rather typical site of knowledge production, yet the scholar's study or workroom has played at best a minor role in the historiography of knowledge. We want to tackle the following questions among others in the course of our workshop: How did the scholar's workroom change over time? And how did the practices change that constituted and still constitute this specific space of knowledge? Moreover, will the impact of the workroom on the work itself inevitably be altered or even vanish in the wake of the digital revolution?

Organized by Ernst-Christian Steinecke, Tobias Scheidegger and the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«.

Place & Time: X-X pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015.

Please register here until XX XX, XXXX.

Ethics and Virtues in Science

Workshop: February 25, 2013

with Prof. Dr. Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).

Ethics and Science are often brought into opposition: Following the liberal paradigm in the Philosophy of Science, they distort scientific results and should be separated from scientific research. An example for an alternative approach is the work of Lorraine Daston, in which the constitutive role of ethical assumptions and values for scientific research is taken into account. In the workshop, this new approach will be discussed. Not least we are interested in the implications it may have for current debates about how to design scientific research. Secondary, doctoral researchers will present their projects.

Organized by the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge« and the Doctoral Program of the Institute of History, University of Zurich.

Place & Time: 2-7 pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015

Please register here until February 12, 2013.

2009–2012

Techniques of Writing

Workshop: November 26, 2012

 

Workshop with Prof. Dr. Valentin Groebner (University of Lucerne), author of the book "Wissenschaftssprache. Eine Gebrauchsanweisung" (Konstanz university press 2012). On the basis of this book and concrete examples we will discuss the issue of 'good' academic writing practices.


Organized by the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«.

Place & Time: 2pm-6pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015

Please register here till November 16, 2012.

Presentation of PhD projects

Workshop: November 2, 2012

Place & Time: Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015, 2-7pm

Racism and Critical Knowledge

Workshop: October 26, 2012

The workshop aims at discussing knowledge and »counter-knowledge« by looking at historical and contemporary forms of racism and critiques of racism. If racisms are perceived as being always based on cultural and scientific knowledge, the epistemological standpoints and perspectives they can be criticized from are fundamentally challenged. There will be text discussion and short inputs by Brigitta Kuster (Berlin /Zurich), Noémi Michel (Geneva) and Vassilis Tsianos (Hamburg). (leaflet)

Organized by the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge« and the ZGW.

Place & Time: 2pm-7pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015
Please register here.

What Cities know

ZGW-Kolloquium: Fall Semester 2012

Part of the educational program is the regular participation in the main colloquium of the ZGW with international speakers. (program & abstract)

Time: on Wednesday, 6.30-8pm (every fortnight, start: September 26, 2012)
Place: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich

Internal meeting of the Graduate Center

September 18, 2012, semester opening apéro

Place & Time: Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015, 5pm

The Culture of the Cold War

Conference: May 31 - June 1, 2012

The global dichotomy of the Cold War reached all parts of society. With this conference we want to analyze the way in which the opposition of the two power blocs with its thread scenarios and with its phantasms of security and progress could become socially and culturally influential. (program)

Organized by Sibylle Marti (FSW & Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«), David Eugster (Deutsches Seminar & GK Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«), with support from the ZGW

Place: University of Zurich, Karl-Schmid-Strasse. 4, 8006 Zurich, Room KO2 F 152

History of Metaphors and Concepts in Molecular Genetics and Clon Research

Workshop: May 3, 2012

In the workshop with Prof. Dr. Christina Brandt we will discuss some of her research into the history of concepts and metaphors. At the moment, Christina Brandt works on the »history of life sciences and philosophical anthropology« as part of the Mercator-research group »Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge: Production and Transfer« at the Ruhr-University Bochum. We are interested in her view on history of knowledge, concerning methodology as well as historical case studies. (details)

Organized by the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«. Please register until April 23, 2012: Florian Kappeler.

Place & Time: Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, Room 015, 1-4pm

Picturing Protests, Reflecting Revolutions

Workshop: April 27-28, 2012

organized by Francesca Falk (ZHdK/Univerity of Basel), Sarah Farag (Orientalisches Seminar UZH), Florian Kappeler (Coordinator Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«). (program)

Place: Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Ausstellungsstrasse 60, R.504

Please register until April 20, 2012: Florian Kappeler

Internal Meeting

April 20, 2012

Place & Time: 10 am, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015

March 16, 2012

Workshop: Academic Charisma Public discussion with Dr. William Clark (UC San Diego) on his book »Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University«. This event is part of his guest program at the ZGW in March 2012. (abstract)

Organized by Ernst-Christian Steinecke and Ruben Marc Hackler (both Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«)

Place & Time: 2-5pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015
Please register: Florian Kappeler

Februar 24-25, 2012

Graduate Conference: Networks of Knowledge organized by the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge« (ETHZ & UZH), Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (University of Vienna) & DK-plus Initiativkolleg »Naturwissenschaften im historischen, philosophischen, kulturellen Kontext« at the University of Vienna. (program)

Place: University of Zurich, Rämistr. 71, 8001 Zurich, Room KOL G 212
Please register: Florian Kappeler.

Spring 2012

ZGW-Kolloquium: Assimilation and Economy in History of Knowledge Teil des GK Ausbildungsprogramms ist die regelmässige Teilnahme der KollegiatInnen am ZGW-Kolloquium mit internationalen ReferentInnen.

Time: on Wednesday, 6-9pm (every fortnight, start: February 29, 2012)
Place: ETH Zurich, RZ building, Clausiustr. 59, 8092 Zurich, room F21
program & abstract

December 5, 2011

Public Workshop: Critical Approaches to History of Knowledge with Dr. Martin Saar (Frankfurt) and Dr. Andreas Gelhard (Darmstadt). Critical Thinking is one of the most basic scientific operations. Nonetheless, empirical research seldom mentions critical thinking, which explains its uncertain epistemic status. In this workshop, we would like to discuss two classical positions on this issue, Immanuel Kant and Michel Foucault, and apply them to our own research. Is our own research critical? And how can we make it even more critical? The main textual basis of the workshop are two papers on »self-technologies in the sciences« and »genealogy as critical thinking«.

Organized by Ruben Marc Hackler (Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«)
Place & time: 2-7pm, HG F 33.5, ETH Zurich, main building, Rämistr. 101, F 33.5
Please register: Florian Kappeler.

November 22, 2011

Public Workshop: Gender Studies of Science: Reviewing the Past, Envisioning the Future Discussion with Prof. Londa Schiebinger (Stanford). Has feminism changed science? Londa Schiebinger's answer to this question at the end oft the 20th century was pretty optimistic. According to Schiebinger, it was no longer imaginable to exclude women from academic careers, and scientific practices seemed to be quite open to feminist critique. How can we, ten years later, assess the present situation? Is there a straight line of progress? And does Schiebinger’s analysis match our daily experiences in scientific communities?

Organized by Ruben Marc Hackler & Svenja Matusall (both Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«)

Place & time: 10am-12:30pm, ETH Zurich, main building, Rämistr. 101, E 33.5
Please register: Florian Kappeler

October 21, 2011

Workshop: How to write histories of knowledge? In this workshop, we will talk about methodological questions and problem of our PhD projects. There will be presentations and q&a sessions.

Organized by Onur Erdur (Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«)

Place & time, 1-5pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015

October 5, 2011

Semester Opening Place & Time: 5pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015