Topology of Technology

announcing 18 doctoral fellowships

The newly founded interdisciplinary post-graduate college / graduate school “Topology of Technology” at the University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany, announces 18 doctoral fellowships, starting Oct. 1, 2006, and running for 2 years with an option of a third year.

The program is organized by teachers from the subjects of history, sociology, philosophy, literature and language, mechanical engineering, informatics, and civil/construction engineering. It focuses on the relationship between technology and space – at present, in history, and in a possible future. It has five thematic foci:

– Information Technology and the Topology of the Network Society – Technological Spaces of the Body and the Perception of Space – The Circulation of Materials – Mobility – Tourism – Topologies of Technology and Forms of Representation – Fields of Power and the Role of Technology

The program is primarily financed by the German Research Council (DFG); see According to its rules, applicants should generally not exceed 28 years of age, but exceptions may be granted. Monthly stipends range between 1,000 and 1,365 euros.

All applicants need to have a Master degree or the equivalent thereof. Since course work and seminars are carried out in both German and English, it is expected that applicants are willing to learn to read and understand spoken German. Fellows need to take up their residence in Darmstadt or the vicinity.

Applications are only accepted in electronic form. They should include (1) a CV, (2) copies of academic diplomas, (3) a short description (max. 5 pages) of the planned doctoral dissertation, and (4) the names and addresses of two university professors who are willing to act as reference persons. Please send your application no later than July 28, 2006

to [email protected]. Please make sure that it includes a personally formulated explanation why you are particularly interested in the topic of the post-graduate college / graduate school. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the directors: Petra Gehring ([email protected]) or Mikael Hård ([email protected]).

More information about the research and teaching program of the post-graduate college / graduate school may be found under