For decades, the assumed gap between the humanities and natural and engineering sciences has been discussed extensively. Long ago, both spheres identified a variety of productive options for interdisciplinary cooperation in research and education. The Institute of Literary Studies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is now picking up on this topic. The series of lectures on “Reflections of Technology by the Humanities” will start on Wednesday, November 30.
In the 2009 summer semester already did the Institute organize a series of lectures on “Technology Discourses – Technology Fictions” that had a large audience. Now, a new series of lectures is dedicated to changed relations between both “cultures” primarily from the humanities’ perspective.
Renowned scholars of literature and cultural studies working in the fields of medieval studies and research related to the early modern period, new German literary studies, and media culture science will talk about aspects of reflections of technology in two respects, technology as the subject of cultural activity and technology as a reflection mode of the humanities.
The lectures will take place on Wednesdays, 17.30 to 19 hrs at the Redtenbacher-Hörsaal (building 10.91, Engelbert-Arnold-Straße 4, KIT Campus South).
Roger Bacon. Between Aristotle and Umberto Eco
Dr. Simone Finkele, University of Tübingen
Time-Image-Space. The Projection Planetarium from the Techno-poetological Point of View
Professor Hans-Christian von Herrmann, Technical University of Berlin
The Auratization of Technology in the Literature of the Middle Ages
Professor Jutta Eming, Free University of Berlin
Philosophy and Engineering Sciences: Who Has the Say and Why?
Professor Petra Gehring, Technical University of Darmstadt
Professor Fotis Jannidis, University of Würzburg
“Automats“. Technology Phantasies in the Literature of the
Professor Klaus Grubmüller, University of Göttingen
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