Erstellt: 08. September 2020

Media of Science: Symposium at ESHS 2020 Bologna

About the visual, auditory, textual, architectural, and neuronal media of science

On September 1st, we organised the Symposium Media of Science at the 9th European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) Conference ‘Visual, Material and Sensory Cultures of Science’.

Within the conference theme, we focused on the visual, auditory, textual, architectural, and even neuronal media of science. The four contributions all explore different ways to find out more concretely how scientists have been thinking about media and media use in their different scientific practices.

With talks by: 

Benoît Turquety (University of Lausanne): 

“Philosophical Toys”: Science and the Invention of Media in the 19th Century

Sigrid Leyssen(Bauhaus University Weimar): 

How Scientists Understand Film. Filmology and Scientist’s Media Theories

Hannah Wiemer (Humboldt University Berlin):

Store and retrieve: Hans Scharoun’s Staatsbibliothek and the library as a scientific medium in post-war Berlin

Chris Salter (Concordia University):

Neuronal Media

& Commentator: Orit Halpern (Concordia University)

Org: Sigrid Leyssen & Henning Schmidgen


Thank you very much to all the participants and people attending. Discussions to be continued!

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