862-0002-16L Research Colloquium History of Knowledge (HS 2016)
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||A. Kilcher, K. M. Espahangizi, D. Gugerli, M. Hagner, P. Sarasin, J. Tanner, P. Ursprung, L. Wingert|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Comment||Only for MAGPW students, D-GESS PHD and D-ARCH PHD students.|
This colloquium is highly recommended for first and second semester MAGPW students.
|Abstract||The 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.|
|Objective||The 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.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Short notice about program changes are possible and will be communicated through the ZGW newsletter. Please register with www.zgw.ethz.ch/de/newsletter.html|
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.