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Ergebnisanzeige "SLSA conference"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelSLSA conference
BeschreibungSLSA conference in Berlin

From 2 to 7 June 2008, the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung is hosting the 5th biannual European conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). Under the heading of 'Figurations of Knowledge' the conference comprises eleven thematic streams with more than two hundred talks. Keynote lectures and evening events will feature scholars and artists like Christine Borland, Carol Colatrella, Gerd Gigerenzer, Nick Hopwood, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Andi Schoon and Sigrid Weigel.

The conference venues are Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus, Robert-Koch-Platz 7; Katholische Akademie Berlin, Hannoversche Straße 5; Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, Luisenstraße 58/59; Hörsaalruine (Lecture Hall Ruin), Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum / Campus Charité Mitte, Charitéplatz 1; Villa Elisabeth, Invalidenstraße 3.

Guests are welcome to join the conference. Advanced registration is not possible, but a number of half-day tickets costing €4 will be available at the conference office in the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus between 10 and 18:00 (tickets can also be purchased in the breaks).

For more information and the programme please visit the conference webpage:

About the conference

Recent and current research in Science Studies has devoted increasing attention to semantic transfers, translations, and changes of register between forms of knowledge. In terms of studying the relationship between literature, science, and the arts, this implies a general reinterpretation of how scientific knowledge affects literature and the arts or how it is represented in them. For the 'and' linking established oppositional pairs such as 'art and science,' 'literature and science,' or else 'sciences and humanities' ultimately presumes a homogeneous situation on both respective sides. It is only under this precondition that the clear dichotomies between knowledge cultures can be formed which are so powerful within the system of modern science. Yet the arts—as well as the historical and hermeneutic disciplines—have always worked empirically, and the sciences have long dealt with questions calling for the interpretative capacity of the humanities or the creative potential of the arts: questions such as those about free will or consciousness.

The SLSA conference will therefore focus on such transitional phenomena with their historical, conceptual, and epistemological conditions. In contrast to the persistent tendency of science theory, science history, and science policies to fall back on the 'two cultures' model, we intend to examine how knowledge figures both historically and presently within the plurality and heterogeneity of knowledge cultures, i.e. in different respective functional contexts. The perspective of figurations of knowledge draws on the multiple meanings of the notions figure and figuration—from the symbolism of mathematical, geometric, or diagrammatic figures to figurality and figuration in rhetoric and iconography up to figural interpretation as an interpretative tool—, in order to delineate the specific ways in which knowledge is produced, distributed, and received in the interplay of schematization and dynamization, of empiricism and speculation, of measurement and interpretation. Thus, figurations of knowledge are understood to be instances of thought, speech, imagery, and experiment in which crossovers between literature, science, and the arts are essential.
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Zimmermann, Sabine 
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Zentrum für Literaturforschung 
Strasse/Postfach: Schützenstraße 18 
Postleitzahl: 10117  
Stadt: Berlin 
Telefon: +49 (0)30/20192-173 
Fax: +49 (0)30/20192-154 
SchlüsselbegriffeKomparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
Klassifikation00.00.00 ohne thematische Zuordnung
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