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    Welcome to the Chair of the History of Knowledge

    How did knowledge of Africa or that originated in Africa come to Europe? How were notions of scarcity and crisis informed not only by material conditions, but also by scientific and intellectual currents? How did knowledge about social cohesion and humans living together come to be? In other words, how and in which forms did knowledge become the decisive basis for modern societies and their thinking about the future? The branch of history of knowledge of the University of Konstanz explores the historical development of knowledge, its changing forms and conditions for production as well as the evolution of the social functions of knowledge. ...more

  • Innenhof und Ausblick auf die Mainau
    Innenhof und Ausblick auf die Mainau



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  • Call for Abstracts:
    Reform Universities, Society and Entrepreneurship - Current Views and Future Research Agenda

    This workshop inquires how reform universities and their mission of societal engagement relate to the current demands for an “entrepreneurial university.” How do reform universities teach, research, and organize entrepreneurship, and how do they differ from other traditional universities?

    Deadline for submissions: April 1st 2023

    Find out more here.

  • Conference report
    Laboratories of the Social: Utopian Settlements and Reform Movements in the Long 19th Century

    On 27 and 28 January, a conference entitled "Laboratories of the Social: Utopian Settlements and Reform Movements in the Long 19th Century" took place in cooperation with the GHI Washington.

    A report on it has been published in H-Soz-Kult and in GHI Bulletin.