Picturing the Body in the Laboratory

November 6-7, 2015

Picturing the Body in the Laboratory: Genesis and topicality of evidence-oriented imaging in institutions of the long 19th century and today

The conference´s aim is to investigate the particular role of the image in evidence production around 1900 in comparison to today in order to sharpen our understanding of the ground laying concepts for today’s epistemic role, limitations as well as of the convenience of laboratory work. What is it exactly that makes the image so attractive around 1900? Is it the same today? What can the image do that the word cannot? The particular focus of interest is the role played by the technical means of producing traces or images in the 19th century and in the present.

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Speakers: Barbara Orland, Bettina Bock von Welfinging, Marietta Kesting, Sophia Kunze, Wolfgang Scheffner, Bettina Uppenkamp, Peter Galison, Soraya de Chadarevian, Johan Nyakatura, Anelis Kaiser, Thomas Stach, Dieter Weiss, Anne Dippel, Lukas Mairhofer

Registration until 25th of October via email to Fiona Schmidt: fiona.franka.schmidt@hu-berlin.de

For any further question please approach the organizer PD Dr. Bettina Bock von Welfingen (Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung/ Base Project Gender & Gestaltung): bettina.bock.v.wuelfingen@hu-berlin.de

Posted: August 06, 2015