David Gugerli: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. David Gugerli
Institut für Geschichte
ETH Zürich, RZ F 11
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 42 49
Fax+41 44 632 14 81
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

851-0526-00LProducing Emptiness and Working with Nothing. Vacuum Technology in the 20th Century Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2SD. Gugerli, R. Delucchi
AbstractThe seminar examines the powerful effects of emptiness. We want to understand the materiality, the production and the (industrial) effects of the liminal space called “vacuum", on which scientists and engineers worked in the 20th century. We observe pumps, coating systems, rockets and thin films in essays and catalogs, at exhibitions and in patents.
ObjectiveStudents learn to read very different types of text against the grain and understand technical change.
Lecture notesThe reading program is available on Moodle at the beginning of the semester. Participation in the sessions is required. A graded semester performance will take place. Students should complete research tasks resulting from the individual sessions.
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Zahl der Teilnehmenden ist auf 40 beschränkt.
851-0551-17LColloquium for Master and Ph.D. Students History of Technology (FS 2021)2 credits1KD. Gugerli
AbstractColloquium for master and doctoral students preparing a thesis in the history of technology.
ObjectiveGoals: to identify, discuss, and resolve methodological problems that emerge while elaborating a master or doctoral thesis.
Prerequisites / NoticeBeginn 2. Semesterwoche, 02.03.2021 (alle 14 Tage). Anmeldung bei Rachele Delucchi (rachele.delucchi@history.gess.ethz.ch). Siehe fürs Programm auch: www.tg.ethz.ch