Two Cultures

The Research Group

In modernity, it is a basic assumption about science that it is divided into “two cultures” – facing one another almost speechless: the humanities and the (natural) sciences. What is not commonly reflected upon, however, is the fact that this division has arisen rather recently – it dates back only to the nineteenth century. Moreover, it is arguably much less self-evident in the scientific practice itself than otherwise suggested by outward appearances.

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The RG Two Cultures concerns itself with the history and present of the “two cultures”. It investigates how the distinction is affecting the self-image of the actors involved, which social and field-strategic functions it fulfills and in what relationship it stands to the scientific practice. In this way, the RG also contributes to a more thorough understanding of the interdisciplinary endeavor. In the face of the ubiquitous call for interdisciplinary research, a discussion of its foundations seems highly desirable. What kind of challenges do different disciplinary constellations imply? Is it more difficult to find a common language for collaboration when scientists from both the humanities and natural sciences are involved? Such questions are critically reflected here and discussed in various forms of dialogue.

 

Members

  • Fabian Krämer

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    Fabian Krämer
    History of Science
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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  • Eva Buddeberg

    Eva Buddeberg
    Philosophy
    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
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  • Miriam Akkermann

    Miriam Akkermann
    Musicology/Sound Art
    Universität Bayreuth
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  • Angelika Riemer

    Angelika Riemer
    Immunology
    Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg
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  • Veronika Lipphardt

    Veronika Lipphardt
    History of Science
    University College Freiburg
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  • Florian Meinel

    Florian Meinel
    Law
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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  • Christian Stein

    Christian Stein
    Literature, Linguistics and Informatics
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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  • Viktoria Tkaczyk

    Viktoria Tkaczyk
    Cultural Studies / Science History
    Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin
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  • Kai Wiegandt

    Kai Wiegandt
    English language and literature
    Freie Universität Berlin
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  • Silja Klepp

    Silja Klepp
    Ethnology, Human Geography
    Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
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  • Christoph Lundgreen

    Christoph Lundgreen
    Ancient History
    Technische Universität Dresden
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  • Anuscheh Farahat

    Anuscheh Farahat
    Law
    Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht
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  • Simon Lentner

    Simon Lentner
    Mathematics / Theoretical Physics
    Universität Hamburg
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  • Lena Henningsen

    Lena Henningsen
    Chinese Studies
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
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  • Chris Thomale

    Chris Thomale
    Law/Philosophy
    Universität Heidelberg
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  • Sebastian Matzner

    Sebastian Matzner
    Classics/Comparative Literature
    King’s College London (UK)
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  • Marco F. H. Schmidt

    Marco F. H. Schmidt
    Psychology
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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  • Michael Bies

    Michael Bies
    German Literature
    Freie Universität Berlin
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