In the winter semester, the Gotha Research Centre once again invites you to guest lectures, conferences and colloquia: For example, the renowned early modern historian Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, current rector of the "Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin", will present a workshop report on Frederick William I of Prussia on November 3. And Carlo Ginzburg, the doyen of microhistory, continues to think on the shoulders of Walter Benjamin's questions from his book "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technical Reproducibility" when he speaks on "Texts, Images, Reproductions" on December 1.
Fruitful interactions between the history of science, translation, and literature will be the topic on February 2, when author and book designer Judith Schalansky reflects on her work on a new edition of works by the English polymath in "Sir Thomas Browne and Me."
The research center's conference programme includes digital and classical formats: Led by Germanist Corinna Dziudzia, online study days will focus on "Re-Mythifying the Forest in the Age of the Digital." From November 23 to 25, Duke August of Saxony-Gotha-Altenburg (1772-1822), who is as well known for his gender trouble as for his art connoisseurship, will be the focus of a conference.
In addition, as always, the colloquium "Intellectual History" will present current research of doctoral candidates and post-docs as well as international visiting scholars.