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Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Universität Zürich

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

Universität Zürich

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

OUR TWO GUEST PROGRAMS

1) Academic Guest Program

In 2011, we introduced a new academic guest program. Each year we invite 2-4 peers to stay at our competence center for one month - in spring or fall semester. We are interested in inspiring intellectual exchange in the field of history of knowledge in Zurich. During their stay our guests are invited to contribute to our ongoing debates by offering special workshops, lectures and/or other public forums.

2) Guest Professorship »Science and Jewish Culture«

The Guest Professorship »Science and Jewish Culture« was introduced in 2010. It is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Christiane and Dr. Nicolaus-Jürgen Weickart. It is organized and coordinated by Andreas Kilcher and Michael Hagner.

The Guest Professorship »Science and Jewish Culture« focuses mainly on two fields of research: general history and philosophy of science and the relation of science to society, religion and culture - foremost Jewish culture. We are especially interested in the formation and interpretation of sciences in Jewish culture since early modernity, as well as the scientific understanding of Jewish culture itself, and how it emerged in the context of new scientific models, like for example the paradigm of Jewish studies.

ACADEMIC GUEST PROGRAM

Xenia Vytuleva / May/June/Oct/Nov 2017

We warmly welcome Ph.D. Xenia Vytuleva from Columbia University, New York, at the ZGW. Xenia Vytulevas stay is organized by Prof. Dr. Lutz Wingert and Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung.

Lecture: November 23
Secret Cities
Place & Time: ETH Zurich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zürich, F 21, 6.15-8pm

Tobias Rees / May-June 2017

In May we warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Tobias Rees from the McGill University, Montreal, at the ZGW. Tobias Ree's stay is organized by Prof. Dr. Johannes Quack and the ZGW Work Group Medical Humanities. See the program:

Lecture: May 17
Title: ‘of’ the human/after ‘the’ human (changed!) (Abstract)
Place & Time: ETH Zurich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zürich, F 21, 6.15-8pm

Workshop: May 31
Title: The Emergence and Dissolution of (Medical) Knowledge. Uncertainty and Openness (Flyer)
Place & Time: ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, HG F 33.5, 10am-7pm

John Hamilton / Dec 2016

In December we warmly welcome Prof. Dr. John Hamilton from the Harvard University at the ZGW. John Hamilton's stay is organized by Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher and Prof. Dr. Sandro Zanetti. See the program:

Public Lecture: December 14, 2016
Title: Die Transzendenz des Körpers, die Immanenz des Fleisches und die Grenzen des Wissens (Abstract)
Place & time: ETH Zurich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zürich, F 21, 6.15-8pm

Public Lecture: December 12, 2016
Title: Omnia mea mecum porto. Exil, Kultur, und das prekäre Leben (more)
Place & time: Universität Zurich, KOL F 101, 2-4pm

Workshop: December 9, 2016
Title: Das Wissen und Nicht-Wissen der Philologie (Leaflet)
Place & time: ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, HG F 26.1, 9 am- 6pm

Claudia Stein / Oct 2016

In October we warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Claudia Stein from the University of Warwick at the ZGW. Claudia Stein's stay is organized by Prof. Dr. Flurin Condrau and the ZGW work group Medical Humanities. See the program:

Lecture: October 5
Title: Hygiene, Capitalism and Visual Culture in Germany at the Turn of the 20th Century (Abstract)
Place & time: ETH Zurich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zürich, F 21, 6.15-8pm

Workshop: October 27/28
Title: Wissen und Objekte. Materielle Kulturen in den Medical Humanities (Leaflet)
Place: University of Zurich, Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, K02-F-152

Franco Moretti / Feb-März 2016

Wir freuen uns sehr darauf, im Februar und März 2016 Prof. Dr. Franco Moretti von der Stanford Univeristy am ZGW begrüssen zu dürfen. Der Gastaufenthalt wird von Michael Hagner und Monika Dommann organisiert.

Vortrag, 29. Februar: »Where is the Humanities in Digital Humanities?« (Kurzbeschrieb), Cabaret Voltaire, 18.30-20 Uhr

Institutskolloquium, 7. März (Prof. Dr. Michael Hagner und Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann): »After Bankspeak«

Workshop, 8. März: »Der Bourgeois« in Kooperation mit dem anglistischen Seminar der Universität Zürich

Workshop, 14. März: in Kooperation mit dem ZGW-Graduiertenkolleg

Weitere Informationen zu den Veranstaltungen folgen.

Martti Koskenniemi / Oct-Nov 2015

Wir freuen uns sehr darauf, im Oktober und November 2015 Prof. Martti Koskenniemi von der Universität  Helsinki (Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights) am ZGW begrüssen zu dürfen. Wir sind gespannt darauf, mit ihm über Fragen des internationalen Rechts und des Menschenrechts aus einer wissenshistorischen Perspektive zu diskutieren. Der Gastaufenthalt wird von Svenja Goltermann und Monika Dommann organisiert.

Workshop, 19. Oktober: »What Use for Sovereignty Today?«.

Vortrag, 21. Oktober (im Kontext von Wissen in Gesellschaft): »Sehnsucht nach Souveränität? Neue Perspektiven auf Politik und Völkerrecht?« (Programm)

Worksop, 30. Oktober: »Histories of International Law« (Programm folgt in Kürze).

Yosef Schwartz / Sep-Okt 2015

Wir freuen uns sehr darauf, im September und Oktober 2015 Prof. Yosef Schwartz, von der Tel Aviv University am ZGW begrüssen zu dürfen. Wir sind gespannt darauf, mit ihm über die interkulturellen Dimensionen von von Philosophie, Kultur und Wissenschaften im Mittelalter diskutieren zu können. Der Gastaufenthalt wird von Andreas Kilcher und Michael Hampe betreut. Weitere Informationen zu dem Gastaufenthalt:

Vortrag im Philosophie-Kolloquium, 23. September: »Sprache und Wissen im Mittelalter« (Flyer).

Vortrag im Workshop, 1.-2. Oktober: »Politik der Mystik. Anarchismus, Religion und intellektuelle Rhetorik in der Zwischenkriegszeit«, (Programm)

Vortrag im Workshop, 8. Oktober: »Theologie medialisiert Technologie und vice versa« (Programm/Veranstaltungsplakat).

Vortrag im Workshop, 15./16. Oktober: »Kosmologisches Wissen« (Programm).

Karin Knorr Cetina / March 2015

In March we warmly welcome Prof. em. Dr. Karin Knorr Cetina from the University of Chicago (STS/Sociology) at the ZGW. We are looking forward to talking with her about epistemic cultures in the knowledge society and the role of STS today. See the program:

Discussion with PhD students on the notion epistemic cultures, March 10
see here

Lecture & Discussion with Jakob Tanner, March 11
Titel: Wissensgesellschaft und Wissensforschung: Genealogien, Dekonstruktion, Brüche
Place & time: ETH Zurich, RZ building Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zürich, F 21, 6.15-8pm

Workshop, Knowledge in Financial Markets, March 16
(program) Please register here. If registered the relevant texts will be send to you in advance.

Jessica Whyte / Oct-Nov 2014

In September/October we warmly welcome Dr. Jessica Whyte from the University of Western Sydney (Cultural & Social Analysis) at the ZGW. We are looking forward to discussing with her on Michel Foucault, human rights, politico-legal theory. Jessica Whyte's stay is co-sponsored by Svenja Goltermann und Monika Dommann. See the program:


Public Lecture, October 22, 2014
A Right of Private Individuals or a Responsibility of States? Michel Foucault and the ›Right to Intervene‹ (Part of the ZGW Lecture Series Wissen, was Recht ist)
Place & time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, 6.30-8pm


Workshop, October 31, 2014
The Politico-Legal Thought of Giorgio Agamben
(program)
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Shulamit Volkov / Sept-Oct 2014

In September/October we warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Shulamit Volkov from the Tel Aviv University at the ZGW. We are looking forward to discussing with her the life and work of Walther Rathenau. Shulamit Volkov's stay is co-sponsored by Andreas Kilcher. See the program:

Workshop, September, 26 2014
Rathenau. Wissen –Erzählen–Handeln (program)
Place & time: University of Zurich, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zürich, Room 015, 2-7 pm. Please register  here

Public Lecture , October 7, 2014
Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der jüdischen Geschichte
Co-organized by the ZGW and the doctoral program of the Department of History of the University of Zurich. (poster)
Place & time: University of Zurich, Karl-Schmid-Str. 4, room KO2-F-155, 4:15pm.
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Jeremy A. Greene / Spring 2014

In May and June we warmly welcome Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Program in the HIstory of Science, Medicine and Technology) at the ZGW. We are looking forward to discussing with him the relation of knowledge, pharmacology and medicine. Jeremy Greene's stay is co-sponsored by Flurin Condrau. See the program (leaflet):

Public lecture, May, 27 2014
Ordering the World of Cures. The International Politics of Drug Names
Place & time: University of Zurich, Main Building, Rämistr. 71, KOL-­G-­220, 6.15-7.45 pm

Follow-up workshop to the Lecture Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, May 28, 2014
Place & time: University of Zurich, Institute and Museum of the History of Medicine, Hirschengraben 82, 8001 Zurich, room HIT H10, 10-12 a.m.
For registration please email to Niklaus Ingold.

Dhruv Raina / Spring 2014

In April 2014 we warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Dhruv Raina from the Jawaharlar Nehru University in New Delhi at the ZGW. We are looking forward to discussing with him a global history of knowledge. Dhruv Raina's stay is co-sponsored by Harald Fischer-Tiné and the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«. See the program:

Talk at the ZGW conference »Das Politische in der Wissensgeschichte«, April, 12 2014
Genealogies of »Science and Reason«. From Post-colonial to Transcultural and Transnational Histories of Science
(program)
Place & time: Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, 10 am 

Lecture, April 15, 2014
Decolonising the History of Science. The Role of International Academic Networks (1945-1960)
(leaflet)
Place & time: University of Zurich, Main Building, KOL 2- 172, 6-8pm

Nikolaus Wegmann / Fall 2013

From the end of October to the end of November 2013 we warmly welcome Prof. em. Dr. Nikolaus Wegmann, Department of German, Princeton University, at the ZGW. We are looking forward to discussing with him the relation of literature, knowledge and its media. Nikolaus Wegmann's stay is co-sponsored by Andreas Kilcher and Michael Hagner. See the program (leaflet):

Public lecture, October 30, 2013
Philologie - etwas mit Medien? Eine Aktualisierung
Place & time: ETH Zurich, main building, Rämistrasse 101, room F 26.1, 6.15pm-8pm.

Workshop, November 7/8
Access / Zugang / Zugänglichkeit
Place & time: November 7: ETH Zurich, RZ building, Clausiusstrasse 59, room F 21, 4pm-8pm; November 8: University of Zurich, FSW, Rämistrasse 64, seminar room 11am-7pm. Contact and registration: Jörg Marquardt.

Public Lecture, November 13
Literatur made in Germany (East). Ein Skalierungsproblem
Place & time: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 69, SOC-1-101, 6.15pm-8pm.

David Arnold / Fall 2013

From October 15 - November 15, 2013 we warmly welcome Prof. em. Dr. David Arnold, Department of History of the University of Warwick, at the ZGW. We are looking forward to discussing with him topics of global history of science and technology. David Arnold's stay is co-sponsored by Harald Fischer-Tiné. See the program:

GMW Colloquium, October 24
Technology on Trial: Modernity, Colonialism and Dissent
Place & time: ETH Zurich, building RZ, room F21, CH 8001 Zürich, 6.15-8 pm.

Public Lecture, November 13
Poison, Science and the Colonial Order: India, 1830-1950 (leaflet)
Place & time: ETH Zürich, IFW, Room A 32.1; 6:15pm.

Veronika Lipphardt / October 2013

In October 2013, we will welcome Prof. Dr. Veronika Lipphardt, professor for history of knowledge at the FU Berlin and research group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for the history of science in Berlin, at the ZGW. We are looking forward to discussing issues of human diversity in 20th century. Veronika Lipphardt's stay is co-sponsored by Philipp Sarasin and Harald Fischer-Tiné. See the program:

Workshop, October 29
Narration and the History of Knowledge
Place & Time: 2-7 pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015.
Contact and registration: Florian Kappeler.

H.-J. Rheinberger / April-May 2013

From April 15 - May 15, 2013 we warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, former director of the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, at the ZGW. We are looking forward to revisit historical epistemology. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger's stay is co-sponsored by Michael Hagner. See the program:

Workshop, April 26
Biological Knowledge

Place & Time: 2-6 pm, FSW, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zurich, room 015, Please register here until April 15, 2013.

Public Evening Lecture, May 14
Der Kupferstecher und der Philosoph – eine Begegnung (Albert Flocon trifft Gaston Bachelard)
(poster)
Place & Time: 7.30-9 pm, Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, CH 8001 Zürich.

Bill Clark / March 2012

In March 2012 Dr. William Clark, lecturer at the Department of History at the UC San Diego, was our guest at the ZGW. We had the opportunity to revisit his thoughts on Academic Charisma and to talk about his new projects on scientific hagiography and on the Atomic Age. Bill's stay was co-sponsored by Michael Hagner. See the public program:

Work in progress,  March 5:
The Romance of the Scientist - Outlines of a Modern Demonology & Hagiography
10-12 am, ETH Zurich, Haldeneggsteig 4, room IFW E 42

Workshop, March 16:
Academic Charisma
Public discussion with Dr. William Clark (UC San Diego) on his book »Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University«, organized by our Graduate Center. (abstract)
2-5 pm, Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Rämistr. 64, 8001 Zürich, room 015. Please register: Florian Kappeler.

Work in  progress, March 29
Operations Research and the Nuclear War

William Clark will talk about the relation of two separate historical developments: 1. the scientification of air strikes through Operations Research, 2. the theory that cities are allowed to be the main targets of a nuclear strike (as a misunderstanding of Clausewitz' theory of the »absolute war«.)
1-3 pm, ETH Zurich, IFW building, Haldeneggsteig 4, room C 31

Stephan Kammer / March 2012

In March 2012 Prof. Dr. Stephan Kammer, Institute for German Philology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, was our guest at the ZGW. His stay was co-sponsored and organized by Sandro Zanetti und Andreas Kilcher See the public program:

Workshop, March 2
Epistemic Writing On the Production of Knowledge Through Writing
10.15 am-5 pm, Seminar für AVL, Plattenstrasse 43, 8032 Zürich, room 202

Lecture, March 8
Genius – Bricoleur – Engineer On the Cultural History of Invention between Idea and Incidence
7.30 pm, ETH Zurich, main building, Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich, HG F 33.1

Workshop, March 9
The Place of Invention Models of Invention in Anthropology and in the History of Knowledge (Gilbert Simondon, Hans Blumenberg)
10:15 am - 5 pm, ETH Zurich, main building, Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich, room E 67

Vortrag am Montag, 12. März
The Inventor as a Hero Characters of Invention in 19th Century Literature
10:15 am, Seminar für AVL, Plattenstrasse 43, 8032 Zurich, room 211

Please register: Sandro Zanetti.

Beate Fricke / 2011-12

Beate Fricke, art historian and assistant professor at UC Berkeley, was an extraordinary long term guest at the ZGW from spring semester 2011 to summer 2012. During her stay she was working on her second book on The Essence of Life. Origin, Procreation and Animation in Late Medieval Culture and Thought, holding a SNF-Ambizione-Stipendium.

GUEST PROFESSORSHIP

Amir Teicher / HS 2016

Im Herbstsemester 2016 wird Amir Teicher (Tel Aviv University) bei uns in Zürich sein. Programmvorschau:

Blockseminar: The Mathematics of Scientific Racism, voraussichtlich 20.9 bis 18.10.2016, je 10-14 Uhr

Lecture: Mendelism and German Eugenics: Races, Genes and Cultural Anxieties, October 3, 2016, IFW E42, 10.15-11.45am

Mirjam Zadoff / FS 2016

Im Frühjarssemester 2016 wird Prof. Dr. Mirjam Zadoff (Indiana University Bloomington) bei uns in Zürich sein. Hier die Programmvorschau:

Workshop, 23.-24. Mai

Weitere Informationen folgen.

Daniel Weidner / HS 2015

Im Herbstsemester 2015 wird Prof. Dr. Daniel Weidner (Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin und Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) bei uns in Zürich sein. Hier das Programm:

Seminar: »Rückkehr der Religionen, 'Religious turn', Postsäkularität. Zur aktuellen Konjunktur des Religiösen« 22.09., 24.09., 29.09., 6.10., 13.10. Veranstaltung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Workshop, 1.-2. Oktober: »Politik der Mystik. Anarchismus, Religion und intellektuelle Rhetorik in der Zwischenkriegszeit«, (Programm/Veranstaltungsplakat).

Vortrag im Workshop, 15./16. Oktober: »Kosmologisches Wissen« (Programm).

Rivka Feldhay / Fall 2014

In fall semester 2014 Prof. Dr. Rivka Feldhay (Tel Aviv University, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas) will be our guest professor »Wissenschaft und Judentum«.

Seminar: Theory and Praxis of Migration Knowledge: The Israeli Context on 23.9., 30.9., 7.10., 10.10., 14.10.2014, 10am-1pm (program / leaflet)

More t.b.a. soon.

Christoph Schulte / Spring 2014

In spring semester 2014 Prof. Dr. Christoph Schulte (Universität Potsdam, Insitut für Jüdische Studien/Institut für Philosophie) will be our guest professor for science and Jewish studies.

Seminar: Fundamentalismus und der Wissensanspruch in den monotheistischen Religionen on 27.2., 6.3., 13.3., 20.3., 27.03.2014, 10am-1pm (program)

Workshop: Messianismus ohne Messias. Jüdische Geschichtsphilosophie und Messianismus im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, November 3-4, 2014. More information will follow soon.

Liliane Weissberg / Fall 2013

In fall semester 2013 Prof. Dr. Liliane Weissberg, University of Pennsylvania, will be our visiting professor. See the program:

Seminar: Eine jüdische Wissenschaft? Freud und die Psychoanalyse on 19.11., 26.11, 3.12., 10.12., and 17.12.2013, 10am-1pm (program)
Place: t.b.a. 

Public Lecture: Die Parabel von den drei Ringen: Lessing erzählt, Freud erzählt part of the lecture series: Aggada. Formen und Konstellationen jüdischer Erzählkultur (poster / flyer) November 25, 2013
Time & Place: t.b.a.

Workshop: Nachträglich, grundlegend? Der Kommentar als Wissensform im modernen jüdischen Denken (abstract) December 5/6, 2013
Time & Place: N.N.

Rakefet Zalashik / Spring 2013

In spring semester 2013 Prof. Dr. Rakefet Zalashik, New York University and Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg, will be our guest professor for science and Jewish studies. See the article on her stay in Zurich. 

Seminar: Science, Religion and the Body in Modern Israel on 5.3., 12.3., 19.3., 26.3. and 9.4.2013, 10am-1pm (program)
Place: ETH Zurich, Haldenbachsteig 4 IFW, room A 34, 8092 Zurich

International workshop: Why does the racial and genetic discourse on the Jewish people re-emerge in the 21st Century? April 12-13 (program)
Place: ETH Zurich, Clausiusstrasse 59 RZ, room F 21, 8092 Zurich

Gideon Freudenthal / Fall 2012

In fall semester Prof. Dr. Gideon Freudenthal, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University, will be our guest professor for science and Jewish culture. See the program:

Seminar: Jewish Philosophy of Monotheism on Sept 21, Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct, Oct 9 and Oct 16, 2012 (abstract)
ETH Zurich, main building, D 5.3, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich

Workshop: Judaism in the Age of Emancipation on Dec 5-6 (program). Place: ETH Zurich.

Lecture Series: Conversion - Interreligious Transfers, Boundaries, and Interstices begins on Sept 24, from Okt 15 to Dez 17 biweekly, on Monday. Place & Time: Theologisches Seminar, Kirchgasse 9, 8001 Zurich, Hörsaal KIR 200, 6.15 to 8.00 pm, free entrance. (program)

David Ruderman / Spring 2012

In spring semester 2012, Prof. Dr. David B. Ruderman, Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Pennsylvania University, was our guest professor for science and Jewish culture. See the program:

Seminar: Modern Jewish Thought - An Introduction on May 4, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012 (abstract)
ETH Zurich, main building, HG E 23, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich

Workshop: Kabbalah and Science in Modern Jewish Culture
(program) May 21-22
ETH Zurich, main building, HG F 33.5, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich

José Brunner / Fall 2011

In fall semester 2011, Prof. Dr. José Brunner, Faculty of Law der Tel Aviv University, was our guest professor for science and Jewish culture. See the program:

Seminar: Politics and Science of Trauma in the Israel-Palestine-Conflict, from 1948 until today (flyer) on Thursdays, 5-7 pm, September 22 - Oktober 27,
ETH Zurich, HG F 26.5, Rämistr. 101, 8092 Zurich

Workshop: Trauma in Israel-Palestine - Science, Politics, Images (program) October 28-29
ETH Zurich, Clausiusstrasse 59 RZ, Raum F 21, 8092 Zurich

Michael Brenner / Spring 2011

In spring semester 2011, Prof. Dr. Michael Brenner, Institute of History at the LMU Munich, was our guest professor for science and Jewish culture. See the program:

Seminar: What are the Jews? Popular and Scientific Debates on Religion, Nation and Race (abstract)
on Thursdays 12 am - 14 pm
(March 24 - April 14, 2011) and an extra date on April 15
ETH Zurich, Rämistr 101, 8092 Zurich, HG F 26.3

Workshop: From Jewish Race to Jewish Genes? Stereotypes and Modern Research (programm)
April 7-8, 2011
ETH Zurich, RAC building, Rämistr 36, 8092 Zurich, room E 14

Thomas Meyer / Fall 2010

Im fall semester 2010 PD Dr. Thomas Meyer, a writer from Munich, was our guest professor for science and Jewish culture. See the program:

Workshop: Science and Religion - Perspectives in Jewish Modernity (program) ETH Zurich, main building, Rämistr. 101, 8092 Zurich, room E 67

Gad Freudenthal / Spring 2010

In spring semester 2010 Prof. Dr. Gad Freudenthal, CNRS Paris, was our guest professor for science and Jewish culture. See the program:

Lecture: Monotheistic Religions and Science Who has the authority? The example of Jewish culture in the middle ages and in modernity (program

The lecture begins on Monday, Mai 3, 2010, 4-7 pm (LFW E 11). Read the announcement in ETH Life.

Workshop: The Notion of Modernity – Non Eurocentric Perspectives Science is still all too often identified with Western science, i.e. science in Western Europe, and its history is written accordingly. The scientific work of other cultures, whether in the Greek tradition (this is the case of science in Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew and Latin, notably) or outside it (science in China and India, notably) is situated on the margins of mainstream narrative of the history of science. This workshop will focus on one, albeit crucial, question: that of the modernity in science – its nature and its emergence. (program)

Organized by Gad Freudenthal (CNRS, Paris), Roshdi Rashed (CNRS, Paris), Michael Hagner (ETH Zürich) with support from the ZGW.

Place & time: ETH Zurich, Rämistr. 36, CH-8092 Zurich (RAC, Seminar Room E 14)