Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study

Göttingen Spirit Summer School 2017:

"The material culture of exploration and academic travel, 1700-1900"

When: 24th-29th July 2017

For the second time, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg and the Zentrale Kustodie (office for collection development) will host a summer school for PhD students interested in the material culture of knowledge.

Entitled "The material culture of exploration and academic travel, 1700-1900", the summer school will address questions about the role of objects and collections in the processes of knowledge production. Focusing specifically on the practices of academic travel, we would also like to address the state and development of object based research in the humanities. How can humanities research be enhanced by engaging with objects? Which methods and theories can successfully be employed in order to achieve meaningful knowledge about these processes on a medium and larger scale?
Speakers/experts include
Professor James Delbourgo, Rutgers University,
Professor Joachim Rees, Freie Universität Berlin,
Dr. Bernhard C. Schär, ETH Zürich,
Dr. Lola Sanchez-Jauregui, University of Glasgow and
Professor Vanessa Smith, University of Sydney.

Please find more information here:
Summer School Exploration.