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Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Universität Zürich

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Universität Zürich

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

ZGW LECTURE SERIES

In our main ZGW event series we alternate between two different types of events: academic colloquiua covering topics related to the history of knowledge (ZGW Colloquium) and events at the Cabaret Voltaire focused on current public debates. Both event types are public and do not require registration.

I) ZGW Colloquium

The ZGW colloquia are touching on various problems and issues of the current research on knowledge. The formats vary between lectures, project presentations and readings.

II) Knowledge in Society

At the dates at the Cabaret Voltaire we want to to keep up with the task of our institution to contribute to relevant public debates relating to our field of research. Those events – lectures, discussions, platforms, readings etc – dealing with several topics are summoned under the title Knowledge in Society.

Wissen in Gesellschaft #21

November 27, 2019


Title: N.N.

 

Speaker: N.N.

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

ZGW Colloquium

November 13, 2019

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Shaul Katzir (Tel Aviv University, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas)

Simultaneous Inventions and the Process of Innovation (Abstract)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

ZGW Colloquium

October 30, 2019

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Dominic Sachsenmaier (Göttingen University)

Knowledge Production in 17th-century Chinese Christianity: Global and Local Dimensions of Power and Faith (Abstract)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

ZGW Colloquium

October 23, 2019

Lecture by Prof. Dr. José Brunner (Tel Aviv University, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas)

Trauma und Überschuss. Wie wir an einem (un)moralischen Exzess erkranken können (Abstract / Poster)

The event is part of the exchange program »Knowledge in Society« with Cohn Institute Tel Aviv.

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, 6.30-8pm

ZGW Colloquium

October 16, 2019

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Gabriel Motzkin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Emotional Preconditions for Modern Subjectivity (Abstract)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

Wissen in Gesellschaft #20

October 2, 2019


Is a Green Capitalism Possible? New Approaches to the Relationship between Ecology and Economa

 

Talks by Prof. Dr. Thomas Kuszynski (Economic History, Berlin) and Dr. Simone Müller (History, Rachel Carson Center Munich), moderated by Prof. Dr. Jakob Tanner (History, UZH/ZGW).

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

Wissen in Gesellschaft #19

April 17, 2019 (Poster/Flyer)


Safe Space Uni? Gender Politics and Discrimination in Science and Research

 

Inputs and Talk by Prof. Dr. Caroline Arni (Historian, University of Basel), Dr. des. Simona Isler (equal opportunities officer SNF), and PD Dr. Peter-Paul Bänziger (Historian, ZGW/University of Konstanz).

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

Wissen in Gesellschaft #18

March 20, 2019 (Poster/Flyer)

Is Theory Political? Theory of Language as Counterknowledge

Talk by Prof. Dr. Robert Stockhammer (Literary Studies, LMU Munich) and discussion with Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher (Literary and Cultural Studies, ETH/ZGW). 

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

Wissen in Gesellschaft #17

March 6, 2019 (Poster/Flyer)


Counter-Knowledge – From Critique of Science to »Alternative Facts«?

 

Talk with Cornelia Hesse-Honegger (Knowledge Artist and Anti-Nuclear Activist), Reinhard Keil (Professor for Computer Science and Co-Founder of Wissenschaftsladen Berlin), and Roland Stulz (Architect and Co-Founder of 2000-watt society).


Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

ZGW Colloquium

November 28, 2018

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Eve Chiapello (EHESS Paris)

Understanding the History of Public Policies – Management Tools & Governmental Knowledge (Abstract)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

Wissen in Gesellschaft #16

November 14, 2018 (Flyer)

Humor & Subversion – a Myth?

Lecture and Discussion with Prof. Dr. Uwe Wirth (University of Giessen) and Prof. Dr. Sylvia Sasse (UZH/ZGW).

Time: 6.30pm
Place: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich

ZGW Colloquium

October 31, 2018

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Felicity Callard (Birkbeck, University of London)

Daydream archive: tracking normal and abnormal inner life in the clinic, factory, school, and laboratory

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

ZGW Colloquium

October 3, 2018

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University)

Constructing Black Poverty in Civil War Arkansas: Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Transnational Politics of Knowledge (Abstract)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

(There will also be a workshop with Prof. Zimmerman on October 4.)

EVENTS 2019

Wissen in Gesellschaft #21

November 27, 2019


Title: N.N.

 

Speaker: N.N.

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

ZGW Colloquium

November 13, 2019

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Shaul Katzir (Tel Aviv University, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas)

Simultaneous Inventions and the Process of Innovation (Abstract)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

ZGW Colloquium

October 30, 2019

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Dominic Sachsenmaier (Göttingen University)

Knowledge Production in 17th-century Chinese Christianity: Global and Local Dimensions of Power and Faith (Abstract)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

Wozu an das Jenseits denken? Spätmittelalterliche Debatten in methodischer Perspektive

October 24

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Dominik Perler titled »Wozu an das Jenseits denken? Spätmittelalterliche Debatten in methodischer Perspektive«

Comment by our academic guest Gabriel Motzkin.

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

ZGW Colloquium

October 23, 2019

Lecture by Prof. Dr. José Brunner (Tel Aviv University, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas)

Trauma und Überschuss. Wie wir an einem (un)moralischen Exzess erkranken können (Abstract / Poster)

The event is part of the exchange program »Knowledge in Society« with Cohn Institute Tel Aviv.

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, 6.30-8pm

ZGW Colloquium

October 16, 2019

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Gabriel Motzkin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Emotional Preconditions for Modern Subjectivity (Abstract)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-8pm

Labour Theory of Value and Ecology

October 3, 2019

Workshop with Thomas Kuczynski.

Place & Time: Universität Zürich, seminar room FSW, Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zurich, 10-12am

Wissen in Gesellschaft #20

October 2, 2019


Is a Green Capitalism Possible? New Approaches to the Relationship between Ecology and Economa

 

Talks by Prof. Dr. Thomas Kuszynski (Economic History, Berlin) and Dr. Simone Müller (History, Rachel Carson Center Munich), moderated by Prof. Dr. Jakob Tanner (History, UZH/ZGW).

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

Reading Group

The Conversation of Force in the knowledge of human

Reading group on how the physical theory of conversation of energy has informed psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, social sciences, and cultural studies as well as occult knowledge about the soul. Organized by Prof. Dr. José Brunner (Tel Aviv University) and Dr. Monika Wulz (ETH Zürich).

Language: German

Fall Term 2019
Thursdays 3 to 5pm on 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
Room: ETH RZ F 1

Please register with Monika Wulz.

Conference

June 6-8, 2019 at the German Historical Institute Washington (Poster)

Political Culture and the History of Knowledge. Actors, Institutions, Practices

Amid the flood of information disseminated by social media, amid talk of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” expertise is subject to challenges from many directions. These developments make politics and political culture an ideal test case for assessing the potential and limits of the history of knowledge. By investigating the role of knowledge in politics, the conference will seek to foster a transatlantic debate on the merits of using knowledge as a category of historical analysis. The conference will explore the role of knowledge in different sectors, institutions, and agents of political life, including the state, the economy, the legal system, the public and the media, political parties, social movements, universities and think tanks.

Organized by the German Historical Institute Washington, the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge (U Chicago), and Center »History of Knowledge« (ZGW).

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

Wissen in Gesellschaft #19

April 17, 2019 (Poster/Flyer)


Safe Space Uni? Gender Politics and Discrimination in Science and Research

 

Inputs and Talk by Prof. Dr. Caroline Arni (Historian, University of Basel), Dr. des. Simona Isler (equal opportunities officer SNF), and PD Dr. Peter-Paul Bänziger (Historian, ZGW/University of Konstanz).

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

Wissen in Gesellschaft #18

March 20, 2019 (Poster/Flyer)

Is Theory Political? Theory of Language as Counterknowledge

Talk by Prof. Dr. Robert Stockhammer (Literary Studies, LMU Munich) and discussion with Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher (Literary and Cultural Studies, ETH/ZGW). 

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

Wissen in Gesellschaft #17

March 6, 2019 (Poster/Flyer)


Counter-Knowledge – From Critique of Science to »Alternative Facts«?

 

Talk with Cornelia Hesse-Honegger (Knowledge Artist and Anti-Nuclear Activist), Reinhard Keil (Professor for Computer Science and Co-Founder of Wissenschaftsladen Berlin), and Roland Stulz (Architect and Co-Founder of 2000-watt society).


Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm

PAST

Audio Streams

From fall semester 2014 to fall semester 2016, our lectures were streamed on audio platform Voice Republic

Colloquium since 2004

Spring 2019
Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015 (podcast)
Spring 2015 (podcast)
Fall 2014 Knowledge, Law & Jurisdiction (podcast)
Spring 2014 Future Knowledge
Fall 2013 Knowledge Work
Spring 2013 Risk and Knowledge
Fall 2012 Urban Knowledge
Spring 2012 Assimilation
Fall 2011 Knowledge and Belief
Spring 2011 Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Knowledge
Fall 2010 The Grammar of Exclusion
Spring 2010 Experts
Fall 2009 A Return of Evidence?
Spring 2009 Standardization
Fall 2008 Ignorance
Spring 2008 Evolution
Summer 2007
Winter 2006/2007
Summer 2006
Winter 2005/2006
Summer 2005
Winter 2004/2005