Philosophical Challenges of modern biology

2nd RUB-Workshop "History and Philosopphy of the Liefe Sciences"

This year’s HPLS-workshop will bring together researchers in (epi-)genomics and philosophers of biology discussing issues like reductionism, modularity, and modeling in the life sciences. The talks are grouped around a lecture given by Giuseppe Testa from Milan.

Date: 29. October 2012 - Venue: FNO 01/117 (IGSN)
Please register till 25 October, 2012 at MRG2

Program   (293.1 kB)

Poster   (216.3 kB)

International Conference Panel: „Spaces of anthropoietic knowledge: Where the human is known“ Copenhagen, 17 – 20 October 2012

PhD students of the Mercator Research Group will present research results at the joint Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)

Workshop „Numbers: Empirical Stories and Analytical Framings"

Together with Prof. Helen Verran, Senior Fellow of the MRG2, Prof. Estrid Sørensen is organising a workshop with the topic "Numbers: Empirical Stories and Analytical Framings".The workshop will take place from 20.Sept. - 21.Sept.12 in the building FNO, room 02/11.

Application deadline: 15. Sept. 2012 - Email:

Please find below the programme and the book of abstracts:

Programme Workshop   (525.0 kB)

Book of Abstracts   (507.2 kB)

Lecture Series "Krankheit schreiben II: Gattungen" (The Writing of Disease)

Next lecture: Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Frauke Berndt (Universität Tübingen)


Krankheit schreiben SoSe 12   (4.2 MB)

Research Colloquium "Spaces of anthropological knowledge"

The Mercator Research Group continues the research colloquium "Spaces of anthropological knowledge" in the summer term 2012. The colloquium takes place bi-weekly on Tuesday at FNO 02/11 from 6-8 p.m.

The next colloquium will be on .

Please view all colloquium dates here:

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Hans-Kilian Lecture Series

zur sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Psychologie und integrativen Anthropologie.
Nächster Termin: 16.05.2012
Ort und Zeit: GBCF 04/614, 16:00 c.t.
Vortragender: Prof. Dr. Anil Bhatti
Thema: Ähnlichkeit - Überlegungen zur Produktivität eines Konzepts für die Kulturwissenschaften.

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Workshop with Christina Brandt at ETH Zürich

Workshop with Christina Brandt on „Metaphern- und Begriffsgeschichten in Molekulargenetik und Klonforschung“ at the Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens, ETH and Universität Zürich

Date: May 3rd, 2012