Mediathek Event
Jun 15, 2021
Know "Thy" Experience

This event was rescheduled from its original 2020 date due to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Know thy Experience

Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul and Body followed its own norms. It was a method for knowledge making in some disciplines, most visibly in medicine. Yet, its significance in and for premodern science lay elsewhere. This talk will showcase some of the key findings of my research group and discuss their implications for a longue-durée historical epistemology of scientific experience.


Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Zoom/Online Meeting Platform
About This Series

Developing from the MPIWG's History of Science ON CALL video project, the Institute’s Colloquium 2020/21 therefore facilitates conversations around how humanities and social sciences scholars might deliberately or inadvertently form a long view of critical contemporary issues, aiming to:

  1. Normalize reflexive intellectual discussions about challenging topics about inequalities such as race or gender
  2. Connect to other dialogues within and beyond Berlin about plural histories and sociologies of crises

Ultimately, the program seeks to bring to the fore various insights into local, regional, and international cooperation and academic work prompted by Covid-19.


Institute's Colloquium: Know "Thy" Experience