Der Einfluss der deutschen Romantik auf den Historismus

Aug 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Evolution, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics

The question about the beginning of history as a science, i.e. the transformation of historiography into historical research is close connected to the appearance of historism in the nineteenth century. In particular the attainment and the remarkable feat the German historian Leopold von Ranke achieved is generally recognized as a milestone in the history of science. All in all historism founded in 19th-century Germany as well as Rankes work is scarcely conceivable without the contributions of the writers associated with German Romanticism. The following article is an attempt to show the correlation between them.

An Uwe Japp. Reminiszenzen – nicht frei von Melancholie

Aug 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Evolution, Philosophy, Topics

Hans-Peter Schütt, valedictory on his KIT collegue Uwe Japp, 7/17/2013.

Wie Nachhaltigkeit tatsächlich funktioniert(e). Das Siegerländer Montanrevier und sein System einer nachhaltigen Energiewirtschaft: Zu den Strukturelementen und Implikationen eines Sustainable developments vom Spätmittelalter bis ins frühe 19. Jahrhundert

Feb 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Evolution, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics

Authors Rolf-Jürgen Gleitsmann Institut für Geschichte/Technikgeschichte, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, E-Mail: Fulltext Abstract English The age of industrial modernity is facing an existential crisis. The basis of its existence is threatened. Industrial production, based on the principle of division of labour, mass consumption and a structurally vital economic growth have passed the carrying capacity […]

Über die allmähliche Verfestigung der Gedanken beim Drücken von Tasten

Jun 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Evolution, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics

In the Western post-industrial societies, the individual experience is heavily shaped by the day-to-day contact with information and communication technologies. This article argues that everyday experience based on the use of communication technologies leads to a specific adaptation of the human consciousness to the technical environment. The question is discussed, what is the impact of this process on human consciousness.

Ein persönlicher Nachruf auf Imanuel Geiss (1931–2012)

Mrz 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Evolution, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics

The historian Imanuel Geiss who died in Bremen on February 20 at age 81 was one of the few internationally renowned representatives of German historic teaching. His works about WW I, he history of racism, but especially his Encycplopedia of Global History “Geschichte griffbereit” (1979ff.) will be rememberd as milestones of .scholarship.

Begetting machinery II – Evolutionärer Algorithmus und technische Evolution

Okt 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Evolution, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics

In the 1970s and 1980s two new approaches to an evolutionary explanation of technology emerged: While a new generation of sociobiologists increasingly started to view animal and human artifacts as an ,extended phenotype’ of humankind historians and sociologists of technology found in an evolutionary genesis of technology a third way between technological determinism and a social construction of technology. This evolution of technology seemed able to explain multi-causal coherences in the genesis of technology applicably by using allegedly simple rules.

Migratory Homes: Redesigning Group Identity, Prototyping Social Change

Jul 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Evolution, Topics, Transcultural analysis

This paper describes Migratory Homes, two collaborative projects that investigate the notion of home/land and belonging in conditions of displacement. The fundamental question that Migratory Homes asks is “how can the disparate identities that constitute mixed societies collectively and equally participate in the creation of a common ‘home/land’ that would be co-designed, co-produced, and co-owned”? Through iterative engagements with conditions of everyday materiality, and by activating processes of co-design as research, Migratory Homes attempt to prototype conditions for social change.

On what there is oder „B“ wie „Bildung“ und „Bologna“

Mai 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Evolution, Philosophy, Topics

The article comments on the German implementation of the European ,Bologna’ process of university reform.

Der Vision atomtechnischer Verheißungen gefolgt: Von der Euphorie zu ersten Protesten – die zivile Nutzung der Kernkraft in Deutschland seit den 1950er Jahren

Apr 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Evolution, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics

In the 1950s, the nuclear age was announced and propagated worldwide as a future blessing for mankind. “Atoms for peace” was the promising slogan, indicating that Western industrial nations denying the atomic salvation would be seriously threatening their own and the whole West’s economic prosperity. West Germany heavily embraced this technological utopia and relied on the development of nuclear technology since the 1950s. Despite continuous grassroot protest especially in West Germany, this resulted in a path dependency of a technical momentum (Thomas P. Hughes) in the system of the large-scale energy production until today, which only might have come to an end as a result of Fukushima’s super meltdown.

Conference Report „Wahrnehmungsräume – Räume der Wahrnehmung um 1600 und 1900“

Nov 25th, 2010 | By , and | Category: Evolution, Spatial concepts, Topics

This conference report provides information on the Summer School „Wahrnehmungsräume – Räume der Wahrnehmung um 1600 und 1900”, held in September 2010 at the Forum Scientiarum of the University Tübingen. Its objective was to analyse and to compare spatial concepts in philosophy and art around 1600 and 1900.

KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648