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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

Childcare is available free of charge during the Colloquium. For this we kindly ask you to register at least two weeks in advance of the respective event.

Download the full program here.
The following dates are scheduled for the spring semester 2018:

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

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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

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ZGW Colloquium

November 28, 2018

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

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

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

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EVENTS 2017 / 2018

ZGW Colloquium

November 28, 2018

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

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

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

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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

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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

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Workshop: Verkörpertes Wissen – revisited

September 20-21, 2018

Workshop organised by PD. Dr. Hartmut v. Sass (UZH/Collegium Helveticum) and Dr. Sophie Witt (Collegium Helveticum/ZGW)

with: PD Dr. Bettina Bock von Wülfingen, Dr. Gerko Egert, Dr. Joerg Fingerhut, Prof. Dr. Céline Kaiser, Dr. Michael Penkler, Dr. Mai Wegener, Prof. Dr. Markus Wild,  Prof. Dr. Bettina Wuttig.


Die Rede von Embodied Knowledge – von einem Wissen, das an einen Körper gebunden ist – hat seit den 1980er Jahren eine Reihe von wissenstheoretischen Zugriffen und wissenschaftshistorischen Forschungsfeldern geprägt. «Verkörpertes Wissen – revisited» will eine kritische Sondierung grundlegender Positionen und aktueller Debatten vornehmen und die Frage nach Verkörperung an gegenwärtige Forschungsfelder der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften anbinden (Program).


Place & Time: Collegium Helveticum, Schmelzbergstrasse 25, 8006 Zurich. Thu, Sept 20: 2pm - 7.30pm; Fri, Sept 21: 10am - 5pm

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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

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New Perspectives on the History of the Technological Self and Science in the Cold War

May 17, 2018

Workshop with Prof. Dr. Edward Jones-Imhotep (York University, Toronto).

The aim of this workshop is twofold: The first part highlights the topical issue of technological selfhood, that is to say the reciprocity of “how we make machines and machines remake us” (Peter Galison). The second part of the workshop is devoted to new perspectives on science and technology during the Cold War. How did this conflict operate as an “intellectual force field” (Nils Gilman) that helped shape knowledge production, technology, and (self-)perception? Both questions can be tackled separately, but also intertwined. (Flyer)

We ask to please register in advance before May 14, 2018.

Place & Time: ETH Zurich, Haldeneggsteig 3, 8006 Zurich, IFW building, C 42, 3-6pm

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ZGW Colloquium

May 16, 2018

Lecture with Prof. Dr. Edward Jones-Imhotep (York University, Toronto)

Sporadic Phenomena: The Natural History of Cold-War Technologies (Abstract)

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

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ZGW Colloquium

May 2, 2018

Lecture by Dr. Joanna Wawrzyniak (University of Warsaw)

Western Africa in Eastern Europe: On the History of Decolonization Discourses and Comparative Knowledge in Polish Sociology
(Abstract)

Place & time: ETH Zürich, RZ Gebäude, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zürich, room F 21, 6.15-8pm

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Ideology and History of Knowledge

April 20, 2018

Workshop with Dr. Per Leo (Berlin).

Welche Einsichten eröffnet es, politische „Weltanschauungen“ als eine spezifische Form des Wissens – als politische belief systems – zu begreifen? Welche politische Pointe haben Forschungen in der Gegenwart, die Ideologien in ihrer historischen Prägekraft sichtbar machen statt sie in ideologiekritischer Absicht zu dekonstruieren? Im Gespräch mit Per Leo geht der Workshop diesen Fragen am Beispiel des weltanschaulichen Denkens im Nationalsozialismus nach. (Flyer)

Please register in advance here. A short reader with texts will be provided.

Organized by Plattform GESCHICHTE DER GEGENWART.

Place & Time: tba, 9.30 am

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ZGW Colloquium

April 18, 2018

Lecture with PD Dr. Patrick Eiden-Offe (ZfL Berlin)

Klassenwissen Klassenaktion. Zur Poesie des Proletariats im frühen 19. Jahrhundert (abstract)

Lecture and following discussion with und Gelb Albert and Ruben Hackler (both UZH/ZGW). Moderation: Brigitta Bernet

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

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State - Authority - Gender

April 13, 2018

Workshop with Alix Heiniger, Judith Kälin, Martin Lengwiler, Liliane Minder and Vojin Saša Vukadinovic

Der Workshop möchte Konzepte von Staatlichkeit, Geschlecht und Autorität im 20. Jahrhundert sichtbar machen und dazu einladen, über ihre Wirkungsmacht zu diskutieren: Inwiefern legitimierten Staatsverständnis und Geschlechternormen staatliche Interventionen? Wie wurden diese Vorstellungen ausgehandelt und (wie) wandelten sie sich? Wie formten sie spezifische Vollzugslogiken? (Flyer)

Place & time: UZH, FSW, Rämistrasse 64, Seminarraum, 1.30-6.45pm
Register until April 9 here.

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Human rights violations and transnational cooperations

April 11, 2018

Workshop with Prof. Dr. Anne Peters (Max Planck Institute / Heidelberg / Guest at the ZGW)

Grosse Leaks von Daten internationaler Rechtsanwalts-und Steuerberatungskanzleien (Panama Papers, Paradise Papers) haben das Problem der Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch transnationale Unternehmen als medialen Skandal an die Öffentlichkeit gezerrt. Mit ExpertInnen aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen und NGOs wollen wir die Rolle und Gestaltungspotenziale einer rechtlichen Regulierung diskutieren. (Flyer)

further speakers: Matthieu Leimgruber (UZH), Andreas Missbach (Public Eye), Dominik Gross (Alliance Sud).
Place & time: UZH, FSW, Rämistrasse 64, Seminarraum, 4-7pm
Register until April 6 here. You will receive the texts for the workshop after registration.

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Wissen in Gesellschaft #14

March 22, 2018

Foreign Right and Foreign Judges?
(poster/flyer)
International Law and Human Rights in an Era of Populism, Protectionism and Postcolonialism

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Anne Peters (Max Planck Institut / Heidelberg/ Guest at ZGW). Subsequently talk with Prof. Monika Dommann and Prof. Svenja Goltermann (both UZH/ZGW).

Basic principles of the international law like the ban of violence, human rights and free trade are currently questioned openly or tacitly undermined all over the world. The crisis of the international order raises important questions: How democratic and how fair is international law, who did benefit and what kind of influence should it have on locally based cultures?

Place & Time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zurich, 6.30pm
Attention: Extraordinary date on Thursday!

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Ignorance, Failure, and Uncertainty: Rethinking Scientific Progress

March 14, 2018 (Poster)

Public Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stuart Firestein.

No registration required. Organizers: Dr. Nadja El Kassar and Dr. Vanessa Rampton (both Chair for Philosophy II, ETHZ / ZGW).

Place & Time: ETH Zurich, Zentrum, Rämistrasse 101, HG D 1.2, 6.15-8 pm

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ZGW Kolloquium

March 7, 2018

Lecture with Prof. Dr. Marieke de Goede (University of Amsterdam)

The Chain of Security - Producing Security Knowledge across Private and Public Spheres (Abstract)

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

More Information will follow shortly.

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Semiomaths

March 2-3, 2018 (Program)

International workshop

Organized by Juan Luis Gastaldi and Roy Wagner. Due to limited space registration is mandatory.

Place & time:ETH Zurich, Villa Hatt, Freudenbergstrasse 112, 2.3.: 10am-5pm, 3.3.: 10am-4pm

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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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ZGW Kolloquium

December 13, 2017

Discussion with Ana Teixeira Pinto (University of Arts Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Damir Skenderovic (Université de Fribourg)

Neues reaktionäres Denken: Wissenshistorische Perspektiven (Abstract)

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

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Neues reaktionäres Denken: Wissenshistorische Perspektiven

December 13, 2017

Workshop with Ana Teixeira Pinto (UdK Berlin), Prof. Dr. Damir Skenderovic (Université de Fribourg) and working group of the ZGW "Wissen und neues reaktionäres Denken". (Flyer)

Registration necessary until December 11.

Organized by Fabian Grütter, Dr. Nils Güttler, Dr. Max Stadler and Dr. Monika Wulz (all ETH).

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, 3-5pm

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»Ein grosser Sieg ist eine grosse Gefahr«. Israelische Intellektuelle am siebten Tag des Sechs-Tage-Krieges

December 12, 2017

Lecture with Prof. Dr. Moshe Zimmermann (Hebrew University Jerusalem) (Poster)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 6.15-7.30pm

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1967-2017 Jewish Intellectuals and the Six-Day War

December 11-12, 2017 (program)

Workshop with Noam Zadoff (Indiana University Bloomington) and Andreas Kilcher (ZGW/ETH). Registration is mandatory.

Place & Time: ETH Zurich, Villa Hatt, Freudenbergstrasse 112, 11.12.:3.15-7 pm, 12.12.:9.30am-7.30pm

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Secret Zones. Communicating Knowledge Through Invisible Terrain

November 30, 2017

Workshop with Xenia Vytuleva (ZGW/ Columbia University NY), Hana Gründler (Max-Planck Florence), Evangelos Kotsioris (Princeton University, MoMa, NY), Kenny Cupers (Critical Urbanisms, University of Basel) and Andreas Kilcher (ZGW/ETH). (Poster)

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, Campus Hönggerberg, HIL E 71, 3.30-7 pm

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ZGW Kolloquium

November 29, 2017

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.)

Die stumme Hälfte der Gesellschaft? Kinder und Jugendliche in der Wissensgeschichte (Abstract)

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

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The Knowledge of Migrants. Perspectives at The Intersection between History of Knowlede and Migration

November 29, 2017

Workshop with Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.) (Flyer)

Place & Time: FSW, Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zurich, Kolloquiumsraum, 2-4pm

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Secret Cities. Material Cultures and the Representation of Knowledge

November 23, 2017

Public Lecture: Dr. Xenia Vytuleva (Guest at the ZGW / Columbia University, NY)

Introduction: Prof. Philip Ursprung (ETHZ/ZGW)
Respondent: Prof. Kenny Cupers (University of Basel)

How can we de-code secret cities? What is the urban logic of secret zones? How can material cultures contribute to the apparatus of secrecy? And finally, how do we read the powerful interlocking of secrecy, space and knowledge production? Dr. Xenia Vytuleva renders visible the phenomenon of secret cities during the Cold War, providing a close reading in philosophy of materials, extracting architectural formulas and tropes essential for the representation of strategic knowledge. (Flyer)

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

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Wissen in Gesellschaft #13

November 15, 2017 (Poster/ Flyer)

Wie geht Demokratie digital?

Digitaler Populismus und die Zukunft demokratischer Öffentlichkeiten

Discussion with Adrienne Fichter (political scientist and editor at project R), Dr. Christoph Kucklick (sociologist and editor-in-chief at GEO), Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin (ZGW/UZH) and Prof. em. Dr.  Jakob Tanner (ZGW).

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

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ZGW Kolloquium

November 1, 2017

Lecture: Dr. Alina-Sandra Cucu (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

The Knowledge Question in Centrally Planned Economies Beyond the Socialist Calculation Debate (Romania, 1949-1989) (Abstract)

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

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Crisis as Precedent: Population Transfer and the Making of Israel-Palestine

October 17, 2017

Workshop with Dr. Itamar Mann (University of Haifa) (Flyer)

The role of crisis as international legal precedent has recently become the subject of renewed interest among scholars. The workshop will explore this topic by focusing on one case study, taken from the history of Israel-Palestine.

Organized by Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann (UZH), Prof. Dr. Svenja Goltermann (UZH), Dr. Kijan Espahangizi (ZGW) and Dr. Itamar Mann (Haifa).

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

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ZGW Kolloquium

October 4, 2017

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Ute Tellmann (University of Erfurt)

Knappheit und Austerität - Über die Geschichte ökonomischer Objektivität (Abstract)

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

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Saisir le terrain / Terrain und Kultur II

Wissensmedien des Raums (Program)

Symposium: June 15-16, 2017

Im Anschluss an eine erste Tagung „Saisir le terrain / Terrain und Kultur“ 2013 in Frankfurt am Main will das Zu?rcher Symposion das Querschnittthema der Wissensmedien und der mit ihnen verbundenen Praktiken in der historischen und ethnologischen Kulturforschung vertiefen. „Saisir le terrain / Terrain und Kultur II“ ru?ckt die Untersuchung der Techniken und Medien raumbezogenen Forschens in ihrer historischen Gewordenheit seit der Ausbildung einer differenzierten Fachlandschaft im Laufe des 19. Jahrhunderts (diachron) und in ihren Beziehungen zu sozialen und technischen Entwicklungen (synchron) ins Zentrum der Diskussion.

The number of participants is limited. We kindly ask you to register until May 19, 2017

Place & Time: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, Room KOL-E-13, 15.7.: 1-7pm, 16.7.: 9am-6pm

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Welche Rolle spielt die Öffentlichkeit für Vernunft?

Workshop: June 14, 2017 (Program)

with Prof. Dr. Stefan Gosepath (FU Berlin)

Vernunft als Fähigkeit von Personen, sich selbst und ihre Handlungen und Überzeugungen zu begründen, erschöpft sich nicht in privaten Überlegungen. Gerade auch in der öffentlichen Argumentation, verstanden als Austausch von Gründen zwischen Personen, wenden wir unsere Fähigkeit zur Vernunft an. Öffentliche Räume, in denen dieser Austausch stattfinden kann, scheinen demnach eine wesentliche Rolle für Begründungen oder Rechtfertigungen zu spielen. In dem Workshop wollen wir uns diesem Verhältnis von Öffentlichkeit und Vernunft widmen: Inwiefern muss Vernunft in den jeweiligen Problembereichen, derer sie sich annimmt, öffentlich sein?

Organised by Silvan Moser and Romila Storjohann (Professur für Philosophie II, ETHZ)

Information and registration here.

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ F 21, Clausiusstrasse 59, 9.45am-6.30pm

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Petite Science. Ausseruniversitäre Naturforschung in der Schweiz um 1900

Book launch: June 14, 2017

Buchvernissage mit Dr. des. Tobias Scheidegger, Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft – Populäre Kulturen, Universität Zürich.

Place & Time: Völkerkundemuseum, Pelikanstrasse 40, 8001 Zurich, Room: Hörsaal, PEA, 7-8.30pm

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The Emergence and Dissolution of (Medical) Knowledge

Uncertainty and Openness (Flyer)

Workshop: May 31, 2017

with ZGW Guest Professor Tobias Rees (McGill University)

Knowledge is not fixed, but unstable, uncertain and evolving. In his recent book Plastic Reason (2016), Tobias Rees anthropologically investigates brain research in twenty-first-century Paris and the ‘plasticity’ of knowledge. Based on several years of fieldwork with neuronal researchers, he argues that knowledge – like the experimental systems of the natural sciences – is ‘contingent on unarticulated conceptual presuppositions’ that differ from place to place. Scientific thinking and knowledge production is, therefore, a very regional and relational, but also unstable and inherently uncertain affair.

Place & Time: ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, HG F 33.5, 10am-7pm

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ZGW Kolloquium

May 17, 2017

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Tobias Rees (McGill University of Montreal, guest at ZGW)

‘of’ the human/after ‘the’ human (Abstract)

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

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Heritage without Monuments: the case of Tokyo

Lecture: May 11, 2017 (Flyer)

Prof. Dr. Jordan Sand (Georgetown University, USA)

How should we understand the massive growth in concern for cultural heritage that emerged around the world in the late twentieth century? Scholarly discussion of heritage tends either to assume the intrinsic necessity of preserving the traces of the past or to argue that the desire for heritage is part of a postmodern nostalgia reflecting the devolution of politics into consumerism. Yet the politics of cultural heritage are more diverse and complex than this. This lecture will review ideas presented in Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects (California, 2013) and set them in broader context.

Place & Time: University of Zurich, KO2-F-153, 6.15-7.45pm

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Das dokumentierte Ich

Wissenskulturen und -medien im Wandel (Flyer)

Workshop: April 21-22, 2017

Organized by Christine Hämmerling (UZH), Lea Pfäffli (ETH/ZGW) and Daniela Zetti (ETH/ZGW).

Supported by the chair of history of technology at ETH Zurich, the Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft at the University of Zurich and the Center «History of Knowledge» (ETH and University of Zurich) in cooperation with the section Wissenskulturen der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft KWG.

More information and Registration here.

Place & time: ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Room HG F 33.1, April 21: 1.30-7.30 pm; April 22: 9.30 am - 4pm

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Cold War Social Sciences

Workshop: April 6, 2017 (Flyer)

with Prof. Dr. Mark Solovey (University of Toronto).
From World War II to the early 1970s, social science research expanded in dramatic and unprecedented fashion in the United States, which became the world's acknowledged leader in the field. In this workshop we discuss how the expansion of the social sciences depended on the entanglement of them with the Cold War. The Cold War Social Sciences is a two-hour workshop in which postdocs and PhD students prepare by reading selected texts that will be discussed in the workshop.

Organized by the Work Group Cold War Knowledge.

Please register in advance here.

Place & Time: University of Zurich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8004 Zürich, room KO2-F 175, 4-6pm

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ZGW Kolloquium

April 5, 2017

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Mark Solovey (University of Toronto)

Controversies and Consequences: The Marginalization of the Social Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation, 1960s to 1980s. (Abstract)

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

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Home Computer Subcultures And Society Before The Internet Age

Workshop: March 24-25, 2017 (Flyer)

The aim of the International Exploratory Workshop “Home Computer Subcultures and Society Before the Internet Age” is to bring together current research on computer subcultures at the dawn of home computing, to analyse their role in the computerisation of (post-)industrial societies, and to look at how these often marginalised user groups interacted with the state and the public.

Organized by Gleb J. Albert (UZH/ZGW) Julia Erdogan (ZZF Potsdam) and Markku Reunanan (Aalto University). More information available here. Please register here.


Place & Time: Collegium Helveticum, Schmelzbergstrasse 25, 8006 Zurich, 24.3.: 10 am-8 pm; 25.3.: 10am-3pm

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Otto Frank and dealing with the Holocaust (Poster)

March 14, 2017

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Raphael Gross (University of Leipzig)

Anne Frank is one of the most renowned persons of conteporary history. The lecture is based on an international research project on her diaries and the critical reception. Within the framework of the lecture the focus lies on her father, Otto Frank, without whom the diary would not have been distributed all over the world.

Place & Time: ETH Zürich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Room F 21, 7.30 pm

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Science, Aesthetics, and Politics of the Occult

New Perspectives on the Study of Esotericism (Poster)

Workshop: March 10-11, 2017

with Egli Asprem, Juan Marin, Julian Strube, Robert Matthias Erdbeer, Wouter Hanegraaf, Helmut Zander and Andreas Kilcher.

Organized by Sabine Baier and Christian Jany.

Further information and registration (mandatory) here.

Place & Time: Villa Hatt, ETH Zurich, tba.

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Transnational Perspectives on Civil Defense from the Cold War Era to the Present Day

International Exploratory Workshop: March 9-10, 2017 (Poster)

with Prof. Dr. Joseph Masco (University of Chicago). More information available here.

Organized by Silvia Berger Ziauddin (UZH), Sarah Robey (Temple University) and Peter Bennesved (Umeå University) in cooperation with the Work Group Cold War Knowledge.

Place & Time: Universität Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich, room KOL G212, 9.3.: 9am-7pm, 10.3.: 9am-6.30pm

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ZGW Kolloquium

March 8, 2017

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Joseph Masco (University of Chicago)

On Planetary Accountability: The New Nuclear Age (Abstract)

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

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On Mathematical Thought

Inaugural lecture: Februar 27, 2017

Prof. Dr. Roy Wagner, ETH Zürich

Place & Time: ETH Zurich, main campus, HG F 30, 5-6.30pm

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Rassismus zur Sprache bringen

Über den Sinn und Unsinn des Berichtwesens

January 26, 2017

With Joshua Kwesi Aikins (University Kassel) and Michele Galizia (Federal Service for Combating Racism Bern).
The event is part of the event series "Rassismus in der Mitte der Gesellschaft"

Place & Time: Musiksaal, Stadthaus Zürich, Stadthausquai 17, 8001 Zurich, 7.30-9pm.

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Mediating the Knowledge of Modernity

Global Perspectives on the "Secular" Work of the YMCA (ca. 1870-1970)
International Conference: January 19 - 20, 2017 (program)

Organized by Prof. Dr. Harald Fischer-Tiné
Please contact for information concerning registration.

Place & Time: Villa Hatt, Freudenbergstrasse 112, 8044 Zurich, January 19: 9.15am; January 20: 9.15am
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Rassismus - sind die Medien Teil des Problems?

January 17, 2017

discussion with Sheila Mysorekar (Journalist, Neue Deutsche Medienmacher) and Christoph Keller (Journalist, Radio SRF 2 Kultur). Moderation by Esther Girsberger.
the event is part of the event series Rassismus in der Mitte der Gesellschaft from ZGW, Stadt Zürich, Paulus Akademie, GMS, GRA.

Place & Time: Zentrum Karl der Grosse, Kirchgasse 14, 8001 Zurich, 7-9pm

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Since fall semester 2014, our lectures will be streamed on audio platform Voice Republic

Colloquium since 2004

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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