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862-0002-16L  Research Colloquium History of Knowledge (HS 2016)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersA. Kilcher, K. M. Espahangizi, D. Gugerli, M. Hagner, P. Sarasin, J. Tanner, P. Ursprung, L. Wingert
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for MAGPW students, D-GESS PHD and D-ARCH PHD students.

This colloquium is highly recommended for first and second semester MAGPW students.

AbstractThe colloquium of the ZGW focuses on present developments, debates and perspectives in the field of history of knowledge. On the second and fourth date there will be public events in the Cabaret Voltaire.
ObjectiveThe colloquium deals with the general problems, questions and methods of the interdisciplinary research field "The History of Knowledge". Knowledge has become one of the existential conditions of modern societies and it increasingly determines their dynamics. Therefore, it is getting more and more relevant to develop a differentiated analysis of the epistemic, social and cultural constraints of the production, circulation and the decay of knowledge. In addition, the colloquium asks after the cultural and ethical resonances of knowledge not only within science but also in relation to art, literature, technology, everyday life, and so on.
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Credit points can be gained by regular attending and by writing an essay. In addtition to the five colloquia there will be a deepening seminar on offer (lecturer K. Esphahangizi).

Free childcare available.