The AG Wissenschaftsgeschichte at Vienna University, founded in 1992 and previously convened by Mitchell Ash and Marianne Klemun, meets for a Jour Fixe, normally on the last Monday of the month from 4 pm to 6 pm. Members and invited guests discuss their own research based on pre-circulated work in progress. For more information, please contact the current conveners Anna Echterhölter and Sebastian Felten (

Wintersemester 2021

24 January 2022 Science and Russian Orthodoxy
Karl Hall (Vienna/Budapest)

13 December 2021 TBC
Isabell Schrickel (Lüneburg)

29 November 2021 TBC
Hanna Worliczek (Vienna/Berlin)


Sommersemester 2021

14 Juni 2021 Die Werkzeuge der heilpädagogischen Station. Netzwerke und Aktenführung
Nikolaus Thoman (Vienna), comment by Andrew Mendelsohn (London)

26 April 2021 Habsburg Intellectual History in a Global Context: A Counter-Reformation Account  
Thomas Wallnig (Vienna) and Ines Peper (Vienna), comment by Martin Gierl (Göttingen) From 5 pm to 7 pm.

12 April 2021 The Global Data of Nuclear Winter and Acid Rain: Navigating the Cold War Research Infrastructures at IIASA in Laxenburg 
Eglė Rindzevičiūtė (London). This is a joint event with the Forschungsschwerpunkt Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

22 March 2021 Animals and Humans in Action: Knowledge-Making and World Orders in a 17th-Century Ottoman Manuscript
Dogan Karakelle (Berlin), comment by Kerstin Weich (Vienna)


Wintersemester 2020

25 January 2021 Data at the Doorstep
Laurens Schlicht (Saarbrücken), Sophie Ledebur (Berlin), Anna Echterhölter (Vienna)

7 December 2020 The Science of Money: Isaac Newton's Mastering of the Mint
Alice Maples (Oxford), comment by Cesare Pastorino (Berlin)


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