Jochen Büttner currently investigates processes of innovation in the ancient world. A particular focus lies on the question which role knowledge played in these processes and, how in turn, innovation influenced the formation of theoretical bodies of knowledge.
He retains his longstanding interest in early modern mechanics. His main research theme in this area regards the role of so-called "challenging objects" as mediators between practical and theoretical knowledge in the early modern period.
Jochen Büttner has long been concerned with the use, theoretically as well as practically, of new electronic media in the history of science and, more generally, in the humanities. In this context, he has collaborated in, designed and directed a number of projects.
A Book on al-Khazini’s Book on the Balance of Wisdom
Atlas of Innovations
BIFOLD - BZML
Opening up Data for Re-use: Semantic Modeling and Sustainability
Research Websites as Research Data
Spatio-Temporal Analysis using Data Visualization
Weighing as an Early Global Innovation
El-Hajj, Hassan, Maryam Zamani, Jochen Büttner, Julius Martinetz, Oliver Eberle, Noga Shlomi, Anna Irene Siebold, Grégoire Montavon, Klaus-Robert Müller, Holger Kantz, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “An Ever-Expanding Humanities Knowledge Graph: The…Read More
Eberle, Oliver, Jochen Büttner, Florian Kräutli, Klaus-Robert Müller, Matteo Valleriani, and Gregoire Montavon (2022). “Building and Interpreting Deep Similarity Models.” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 44 (3): 1149…Read More
Büttner, Jochen (2021). “Before Weighing.” In Contextualising Ancient Technology: From Archaeological Case Studies Towards a Social Theory of Ancient Innovation Processes, ed. F. Klimscha, S. Hansen, and J. Renn, 67–85. Berlin: Edition Topoi. https:…Read More
Büttner, Jochen (2021). “Leonardo and Print.” In Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos, ed. J. Renn, M. Valleriani, S. Hoffmann, and A. Becchi, 241–252. Florenz: Giunti.Read More