Science on Screen Berlin International Summer Academy 2004
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin requests applications for student participants in the 2003 Summer Academy, to be held in Berlin,
August 17-26, 2004
on the topic “Science on Screen.” The Summer academy consists of a one-week intensive preparatory seminar, followed by a week-long international conference (conducted in English), which brings together prominent researchers with student participants. Topics will include: screen science before cinema from the 17th to the early 19th century (interactions between projection techniques and the natural sciences; the cult of demonstration and showmanship in the Enlightenment; the impact of projection techniques on conceptions of demonstration and evidence); the art and science of panoramas in the 19th century (optical technologies of panoramic presentation; science, especially popular science, presented through panoramas; spatio-temporal effects of panoramic presentation); minds, brains, and spectators (relations between cinema and the brain and mind sciences in the 1920s; how psychophysiological and psychiatric theories were transferred into film); how documentary film might advance the ways in which the practices of contemporary science are pictured and conceptualized.
The Academy welcomes applications of advanced doctoral and postdoctoral students from all disciplines, including the natural sciences.
Peter Geimer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Claudia Swan (Northwestern University, USA), Fernando Vidal (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
Peter Galison (Harvard University), Michael Hagner (ETH Zürich), Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge), M. Norton Wise (University of California at Los Angeles).
International Advisory Board: Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Peter Galison (Harvard University), Michael Hagner (ETH Zürich), Everett Mendelsohn (Harvard University), Dominique Pestre (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris), Robert Proctor (Pennsylvania State University), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge), M. Norton Wise (University of California at Los Angeles).
Successful applicants will receive a stipend to cover their travel and accommodation costs. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief (500 words) description of current research interests, and two letters of recommendation, and be sent by
March 1, 2004
to: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Summer Academy Wilhelmstr. 44 10117 Berlin Germany
Questions and/or applications per email should be addressed to the Institute’s research coordinator, Jochen Schneider, [email protected] berlin.mpg.de