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 (

Winter term: 25.10.21 / 29.11.21 / 20.12.21 / 24.1.22

24 January 2021 Science and Russian Orthodoxy
Karl Hall (Central European University)

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)

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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