Towards a History of Error

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin); Fabian Krämer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München); Martin Mulsow (Gotha Research Center of Erfurt University)
10.12.2015 - 11.12.2015
Dr. Erdmut Jost

The Forschungszentrum Gotha and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin invite submission of paper abstracts for a workshop to be held in Berlin, 10-11 December 2015: Towards a History of Error.

The aim of the workshop is to identify key topics and episodes in European intellectual history of error in theology, philosophy, medicine, scholarship, and the sciences, from the late Middle Ages through the early nineteenth century. Themes include not only concepts but also methods for avoiding and eliminating error, as well as reflections on the causes and consequences of error.

Paper abstracts should be no more than 750 words long, and may be submitted in French, German, or English. Applicants are also asked to submit a curriculum vitae (including publications); applications from younger scholars are especially welcomed.

Please submit all materials to Ms. Tanja Neuendorf ( by no later than October 1, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by November 1, 2014.


Tanja Neuendorf
Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Towards a History of Error, 10.12.2015 – 11.12.2015 Berlin, in: H-Soz-Kult, 03.08.2014, <>.