Perspectives for the History of Life Sciences - New themes, new sources, new approaches

Ort
München
Veranstaltungsort
IBZ München, Amalienstraße 38
Veranstalter
Kärin Nickelsen (LMU München); Robert Meunier (Universität Kassel)
Datum
30.10.2015 - 01.11.2015
Von
Robert Meunier

There are themes in the biological and biomedical sciences that, for good reasons, play a disproportionate role in the historiography, such as evolutionary theory, genetics, molecular biology or medical bacteriology. In recent years, the history of the life-sciences has widened its scope and looked beyond these undoubtedly important developments. And yet, there are still many areas in the biological sciences and many aspects of medicine that have not received the attention they deserve, such as, to name only a few, plant physiology, agricultural sciences, microbiology, research in metabolism, or the dissemination of biological technologies. More recent developments in the life sciences, those from the 1970s and 80s, have hardly been studied at all. The exploration of these, in particular, would greatly benefit from a closer connection between historiographies of the biological sciences, medicine and technology – as well as from an enhanced dialogue with philosophical and social studies of science, and their conceptual frameworks.

The conference brings together historians of biology, medicine and related fields, as well as scholars in philosophy and social studies of science who address historical questions, in order to present and discuss new research directions in the history of the modern life-sciences. The contributions focus on new themes, under-investigated fields; make use of novel types of sources; and develop new approaches to studying the generation, dissemination and transformation of knowledge about life and living things.

Programm

Conference Flyer:
http://www.gn.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/perspectives/perspectives_flyer.pdf

Program:

Friday, 30 October

14:00-14:30 Arrival/Registration
14:30-15:00 Welcome and Introduction (Kärin Nickelsen, Robert Meunier)

PANEL 1: CELLS
15:00-16:30
Florence Vienne (TU Braunschweig) und Ohad Parnes (MPIWG Berlin)
Theodor Schwann’s Unpublished Writings: New Perspectives on “Materialism” and “Vitalism” in Nineteenth-Century Biology

Matthis Krischel (RWTH Aachen)
The Endosymbiotic Theory of Cell Evolution: Protagonists, Publications and Citation Patterns

16:30-17:00 Coffee

17:00-18:30
Tatjana Buklijas (University of Auckland, Neuseeland)
1975 and the Origins of Epigenetics

Alison Kraft (Univ. of Nottingham, UK) und Beatrix Rubin (Universität und ETH Zürich, Schweiz)
Changing Cells: Cellular Differentiation and the Discourses of Plasticity and Utility

18:30-19:00 Break

19:00-20:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE
Jenny Reardon (Univ. of California at Sta. Cruz, USA)
The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, Knowledge After the Genome

Saturday, 31 October

PANEL 2: PLANTS
09:30-11:00
María Jesús Santesmases (CSIC Madrid, Spanien)
Plants as Transits: Non-places and the Contemporary Biological Laboratory

Emily K. Brock (MPIWG Berlin)
Field Physiology: The Livingston Atmometer and the Tools of Desert Ecology

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-13:00
David P.D. Munns (City University of New York, USA)
The Phytotronist and the Phenotype: Plant Physiology, Big Science, and a Cold War Biology of the Whole Plant

Caterina Schürch (LMU München)
How Mechanisms Explain Interfield Cooperation
13:00-14:30 Lunch

PANEL 3:MICROORGANISMS (PLUS PANGENESIS)
14:30-16:00
Mathias Grote (HU Berlin)
“Make the system work.” What Microbiology Tells us About Classification and the Historiography of Science

Christoph Gradmann (University of Oslo, Norwegen)
Natural History by the Bedside: Hospital Hygiene, Antibiotics and Infectious Disease 1950-1990

16:00-16:30 Coffee

16:30-17:15
Raphael Scholl (University of Cambridge, UK)
Best Explanation or True Cause? The Case of Darwin's Pangenesis Theory
17:15-17:30 Break

17:30-19:00 GENERAL DISCUSSION:
Perspectives for the History of the Life Sciences in Germany, Europe and beyond

19:30 Conference Dinner

Sunday, 1 November

PANEL 4: REALM OF RESEARCH
09:00-10:30
Lara Keuck (MPIWG Berlin)
On Biomedical Uses of Historical (Re-)sources: The Reassessment of Founder Cases of Alzheimer’s Disease since the Mid-1990s

Cornelius Borck, Dominik Mahr, Staffan Müller-Wille, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter (Univ. Lübeck)
Interfacing Inflammation and Information in the Intestines:
Dynamics of Disease Concepts as Socioepistemic Challenges

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:30
Alexander v. Schwerin (MPIWG Berlin)
The Life Sciences Within the Max Planck Society: A Special Case?

Bruno Strasser (Université de Genève, Schweiz)
Who are the Citizen Scientists? Amateurs, Professionals, and Public Participation in the Life Sciences
End of Conference

Kontakt

Kärin Nickelsen

Historisches Seminar der LMU, Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München
+49 (0) 89 2180 - 5559

wg@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Zitation
Perspectives for the History of Life Sciences - New themes, new sources, new approaches, 30.10.2015 – 01.11.2015 München, in: H-Soz-Kult, 24.09.2015, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-28940>.
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