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Programme

Overview

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Sun

Arrival

Welcome
Introduction

Poster tour

Mon

Lecture, response, discussion

Plenary Sessions

Tues

Lecture, response, discussion

Parallel Sessions

Market of ideas

Wedns

Exploratory workshops

Excursion

Fondue dinner

Thurs

Lecture, response, discussion

Parallel Sessions

Fri

Lecture, response, discussion

Plenary Sessions

Departure (or Sat)

 

Invited guests and the focus of their lecture in the morning sessions of the Winter School

Order of speaking (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri):

Prof. Dr. Christiane Schildknecht (Philosophy, University of Lucerne) An explication of the concept of knowledge, including its limits and an analysis of different forms of knowledge. Website

PD Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemer (History, University of Heidelberg) The changing relation between information and knowledge: new communication technologies and contemporary societies’ perception of them – the example of telegraphy. Website

Prof. Dr. Michael Hagner (Science Studies, ETH Zurich) Generation and transfer of knowledge in the digital age: the fate of the printed book and changing notions of intellectual property, reading, writing and interpretation. Website

PD Dr. Stefan Willer (Literary Studies, ZfL Berlin) Figurations of future knowledge: a rhetorical and epistemological investigation of knowledge-to- come in connection to current prognostic notions like ‘sustainability’, ‘security’, ‘scenario’, ‘contingency’. Website

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