02.10.2020 in Vienna, Austria

2nd Pre- and Postdoc Workshop Central, Eastern and South Eastern European Histories of Science and the Humanities

  • 02.10.2020
  • starting at: 10:00
  • Event languages: German, English
  • Deadline for submissions: 01.06.2020
  • Department of History, University of Vienna; Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna; Research Initiative "(East) European Epistemologies", Max-Weber-Kolleg for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Erfurt
  • Event location: University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Type of Event: Call for Papers

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The seminar Central, Eastern and South Eastern European Histories of Science and the Humanities will take place on Friday, 2 October 2020 between 10am and 6pm. It is hosted jointly by the Department of History and the Department of Contemporary History (University of Vienna) in collaboration with the research initiative (East) European Epistemologies at the Max-Weber-Kolleg for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Erfurt. Working languages will be English and German, a passive understanding of both is required. For inquiries please contact Lukas Becht (lukas.becht@univie.ac.at).


Friday, 2 October 2020

9:45 Informal welcome round over coffee or tea and final opportunity to test technical equipment

10:00 Introduction

10:15 – 11:00 Ionut Mircea Marcu (University of Bucharest & EHESS Paris): "The historiographical field in post-socialist Romania. Institutions, careers and epistemic innovations" commentary: Balázs Trencsényi (Department of History, CEU)

11:15 – 12:00 Davide Crippa (Centre for Science Technology and Society Studies, Czech Academy of Sciences): "The Teaching of Elementary Mathematics at the University of Prague during the 18th Century" commentary: László Kontler (Department of History, CEU)

12:15 – 13:00 Łukasz Bertram (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw): "Diplomas in Revolution and for Revolution's Sake. Educational Experience of Polish Communists in the First Half of the 20th Century" commentary: Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen (Department for Contemporary History, University of Vienna)

Lunch Break

14:15 – 15:00 Nina Seiler (Slavic Seminar, University of Zurich): "Silently reaching out: The immunitarian crisis of 1968 in Poland as an escape towards transhuman approaches" commentary: Dietlind Hüchtker (Faculty centre for transdisciplinary historicalcultural studies, University of Vienna)

15:15 – 16:00 Anne Kluger (Department of Eastern European History, University of Münster): "'Slavic archaeology' and its ideological and political penetration. The examples of Witold Hensel (PPR/PRL) and Joachim Herrmann (GDR/DDR)" commentary: Johannes Mattes (History of science, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

16:15 – 17:00 Jakub Sawicki (Institute of Eastern and South Eastern European History, University of Munich): "'Er ist ein Fuchs und sehr vorsichtig': Der DDRErnährungswissenschaftler Helmut Haenel als Spieler, Stratege und Aufklärer" commentary: Mitchell G. Ash (Department for History, University of Vienna)

17:00 Closing remarks

17:15 – end of workshop


Lukas Becht
Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Spitalgasse 2/Hof 3.2, 1090 Wien, Austria