Erstellt: 21. Juni 2019

Science Media Network. Critical Collaborations between Media Studies and History of Science

On June 11-12, 2019, an exploratory meeting for a Science Media Network took place at the Bauhaus University Weimar. The network wants to facilitate critical collaborations between Media Studies and History of Science.

This preliminary workshop was organized by Orit Halpern (Concordia University), Christopher Salter (Concordia University), Henning Schmidgen (Bauhaus University Weimar), and Sigrid Leyssen (Bauhaus University Weimar).

Science and media are coming together in new ways, in the daily practices of science, and in our minds and bodies and environments. This confronts us with urgent political and social questions. The aim of the Science Media Network is to study collaboratively how media and science have been related in the past, and how they are coming together in new ways today.

The Science Media Network is meant to create a situated platform where thus far mostly individual efforts of studying media and science intersections can come together, be reflected, enhanced and reinforced. By deepening the collaboration between Media Studies, History of Science and History of Technology, we hope to develop them into stronger instruments to understand the role of media and science in society.

Among the participants of this first Science Media Workshop were: Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Ruhr-Universität Bochum); Yuri Furuhata (McGill University); Vinzenz Hediger (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main); Jeremy Packer (University of Toronto); Mara Mills (New York University); Rob Mitchell (Duke University); Jussi Parikka (University of Southampton); Jonathan Sterne (McGill University); Viktoria Tkaczyk (MPIWG/Humboldt-Universität Berlin); and Koen Vermeir (CNRS Paris).

If you are interested, please contact sigrid.leyssen[at]uni-weimar.de