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Anna Jerratsch

Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2016-Dez 2023)

PhD

Anna Jerratsch studied History of Science, Modern History, and Sociology in Berlin and Warwick. Her main research interest lies in the History of Astronomy, the Popularization of Knowledge, and the relationship between Science and Religion, primarily in the early modern period in Europe. Since 2010, she has been an external member of the “Werkstatt des Wissens” of the Comenius-Garden Berlin and contributed to various exhibitions on history of science related themes in Berlin.

In her doctoral research—pursued in the context of the Excellence Cluster TOPOI and the working group “Cosmological Knowledge from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century” based in Department I at the MPIWG—she analyzed a process of the diffusion and transformation of knowledge by focusing on vernacular cometary pamphlets and the way they present and convey concepts, data, and ideas of natural philosophy, astronomy, astrology, and religion. Having obtained her PhD in 2018, she published her monograph Der frühneuzeitliche Kometendiskurs im Spiegel deutschsprachiger Flugschriften in 2020. Affiliated to the ERC project “Early Modern Cosmology” at the University of Venice Ca' Foscari, Anna is now working on her next book project, which deals with the religious contexts of discourses on nature. As a postdoctoral fellow, she has recently begun working in digital humanities and is currently part of the working group "Visualization and Material Cultures of the Heavens in Eurasia and North Africa (4000 BCE–1700 CE)," investigating astral culture and knowledge transfer across space and time.

Projekte

Epistemic Visuality of Early Modern Astral Culture and Knowledge in Europe

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Image Database: Visualization and Material Cultures of the Heavens

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Visualization and Material Cultures of the Heavens in Eurasia and North Africa (4000 BCE–1700 CE)

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The Early Modern Cometary Discourse as Reflected in Vernacular Tracts

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Selected Publications

Jerratsch, Anna (2020). Der frühneuzeitliche Kometendiskurs im Spiegel deutschsprachiger Flugschriften. Boethius 71. Stuttgart: Steiner.

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Jerratsch, Anna (2019). “Celestial Phenomena in Early Modernity: The Integrated Image of Comets.” In Natural Knowledge and Aristotelianism at Early Modern Protestant Universities, ed. P. D. Omodeo and V. Wels, 187–208. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

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Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, and Anna Jerratsch (2015). “Mathematics, cosmology and natural philosophy : Christoph Rothmann’s place in the Renaissance debate on comets.” Galilaeana 12: 203–215. https://doi.org/10.1400/237274.

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Jerratsch, Anna (2012). “Viele Monde und einer mit Flecken.” In Die Himmelsreise, ed. H. Vierck, 8–10. Berlin: Druckhaus Schöneweide. http://www.danielwiesmann.de/heft_die_himmelsreise.

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Past Events

Colloquium

Religious Contexts of Discourses on Nature: The Comet of 1577 in Early-Modern Germany

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Workshop

Diagram Diversity in the Light of Digital Humanities: Types and Ambiguous Cases

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Meeting

Sound & Science: Digital Histories—a Database in the History of Acoustics

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Lecture

The Unicorn-Lion Law: Affirming the Correct Standard of Comparison for Scholarship in the Humanities

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Talk

The Chinese Reception of Islamic and European Astronomy: Starmaps Produced by Jesuits in China

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Talk

Local Gazetteers Research Tools (LoGart)

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Predoc Konferenz

Land Ahoy!

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Nachrichten & Presse

Aufruf zur Teilnahme an den Visualizations of the Heavens Database Summer Workshops

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Beitragende gesucht für Comenius-Garten, „In anderen Zeiten“, Frist: 15. November 2019

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