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Seminar Series

The Uses of Imagination: Between Science and Art

Registration is now closed. Please contact Jonathan Morton for further information about the event series.

How can scientific questions and problems be approached by using acts of imagination (visual arts, literature, and theater)? In what ways can fiction be used to think about science differently?

This short series of seminars, organized by Jonathan Morton (under the aegis of the Research Group "Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body ca. 800–1650," led by Katja Krause), has as its focus the relation between science and fiction. The aim is to travel back and forth across disciplines, thinking carefully about the possibilities and limits of invention and non-linear, creative ways of thinking about science, about the environment, and about technology.


Around the Pluriverse in 9 Objects: Cosmological Compositions for Critical Zones MPIWG Main Conference Room


Performing Knowledge: Experiments between Arts, Science, and Politics MPIWG Main Conference Room


The Science of Character: Realism and Feminism in Fin-de-Siècle England MPIWG Room 215


The seminar series is open to members of the Institute and to outside researchers. Those coming from outside should give advance notice to ensure there is enough space. Please contact Jonathan Morton to register and receive the precirculated papers.