Knowledge, Spaces, and Media

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The research focus "Knowledge, Spaces, and Media" has been reconstituted in 2017 in order to create a common basis for the research of history of knowledge and science (especially in connection with the Gotha Research Centre), historical-cultural space research and media-related research. The diversity of the projects as well as the overall collaborations have long shown that this research focus is an attractive field, which is capable of developing even further. Together with the Gotha Collection and Research Network, the mutual constitution processes of knowledge, spaces and media are being investigated at the University of Erfurt. Each of these three perspectives bringing up common questions. For example: How is knowledge constituted, ordered and historicised in practices, media and objects? How is knowledge spatialized (in archives, collections, exhibitions), and how are spaces produced through practices, knowledge and media? How do media contribute to the production, storage, mediation and transformation of knowledge? To what extent do media constitute spaces? Thus the result of this specific research focus is a distinct form of cultural studies at the University of Erfurt, which also integrates approaches of social science and - as practiced for example in the research group "Religion and Urbanity: Mutual Formations" - religious studies.

Projects of the research focus (German only)

News

The Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt, in cooperation with the State Centre for Political Education, invites you to a book presentation by Andreas Kossert on Thursday, 1 July. It begins at 6.15 pm in the Augustinerkirche in Gotha.…

In its "Library Talks" series, the Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt invites all interested parties to an online presentation of the "Orient digital" portal on Wednesday, 23 June. The presentation will be conducted jointly by Dr.…

The last trip to Hungary in 1989, the first big flight across the Atlantic in 1991, camping holidays at the Müritz in 1990 as always or even the first cancelled holiday – the holiday experiences in the years 1989 to 1991 were diverse. Just as varied…

The Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society (TMWWDG) is supporting the establishment of a new research unit for contemporary witness interviews at the University of Erfurt with 300,000 euros in funding until the end of August…

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