Event

Sep 28, 2022
Special Issue Launch Party: On Epistemic Times—Writing History 25 Years after Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube

25 years after Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s seminal book Toward a History of Epistemic Things, both the life sciences and their historiography have deeply changed. Molecular biology has (arguably) lost its supremacy, data-intensive approaches pose (at least some) new questions, and studies on the serendipity of experiments are themselves becoming “historical”.
This special issue explores the past, present and future of historical epistemology from a multitude of vantage points. It gives 20 tentative answers to the question of how to write the (long and contemporary) history on and beyond epistemic times. Ceci n’est pas un hommage.

With contributions by Jenny Bangham, Cornelius Borck, Soraya de Chadarevian, Esther Chen, Angela Creager, Stephen Hilgartner, Lara Keuck, Ilana Löwy, Kathryn Maxson-Jones, Elisabetta Mengaldo, Pierre-Olivier Méthot, Robert Meunier, Michel Morange, Kärin Nickelsen, Christian Reiß, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Caterina Schürch, Alexander von Schwerin, Edna Suárez-Díaz, Hanna Worliczek, and Michael Zimmermann.

Address
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Zoom/Online Meeting Platform
Contact and Registration

This event is open to the public. Please register with Birgitta von Mallinckrodt officekeuck@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de to receive the zoom link.

2022-09-28T18:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2022-09-28 18:00:00 2022-09-28 19:00:00 Special Issue Launch Party: On Epistemic Times—Writing History 25 Years after Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube 25 years after Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s seminal book Toward a History of Epistemic Things, both the life sciences and their historiography have deeply changed. Molecular biology has (arguably) lost its supremacy, data-intensive approaches pose (at least some) new questions, and studies on the serendipity of experiments are themselves becoming “historical”. This special issue explores the past, present and future of historical epistemology from a multitude of vantage points. It gives 20 tentative answers to the question of how to write the (long and contemporary) history on and beyond epistemic times. Ceci n’est pas un hommage. With contributions by Jenny Bangham, Cornelius Borck, Soraya de Chadarevian, Esther Chen, Angela Creager, Stephen Hilgartner, Lara Keuck, Ilana Löwy, Kathryn Maxson-Jones, Elisabetta Mengaldo, Pierre-Olivier Méthot, Robert Meunier, Michel Morange, Kärin Nickelsen, Christian Reiß, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Caterina Schürch, Alexander von Schwerin, Edna Suárez-Díaz, Hanna Worliczek, and Michael Zimmermann. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Zoom/Online Meeting Platform Lara KeuckKärin Nickelsen Lara KeuckKärin Nickelsen Europe/Berlin public