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14th Forum: Literature and Science History

The Institute for German and Dutch Philology and Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of the Free University of Berlin, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, invite early career scholars to take part in the 14th Forum on Literature and Science History, also known as Studientag Literatur und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, which will be held on July 5, 2019, 10:00–19:00, at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.


The Forum on Literature and Science History offers early career scholars an opportunity to discuss their work-in-progress themed on the history of literature and science, as well as other closely relevant topics. To maximize the impact of our discussion for participants, we especially encourage presentations of unfinished projects in various stages of development.


In this view, all accepted speakers will be requested to pre-circulate papers of 10–20 pages among all registered participants. The papers can be written in English or German. The discussion of all papers will start with comments by experts appointed by the organizers and followed by responses of the authors, each paper receiving about an hour of discussion time.


All interested early career scholars are warmly invited to apply for participation in the Forum by March 15, 2019 with a title, an abstract of up to 500 words of the proposed paper, and an indication of academic affiliation. Accepted speakers will be requested to confirm participation and pre-circulate their papers in PDF format by June 17, 2019.

  • Prof. Dr. Jutta Müller-Tamm (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Dr. Donatella Germanese (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Christina Brandt (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Kleeberg (Universität Erfurt)
  • Dr. Johanna Bohley (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
  • Dr. Jenny Willner (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Dr. Hansjakob Ziemer (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin)