TransHumanities is a platform for dialogue between the disciplines of the Humanities, between the Humanities and other scientific cultures, between science and art, theory and practice, academia and society; and between individual and participatory, analytical and committed research.TransHumanities serves to establish and cultivate discourses, initiatives and ideas that transcend institutional, socio-cultural, regional, linguistic and disciplinary barriers.
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TransPositions is an international network formed by three partner institutions in the field of graduate education with the Graduate School of the Humanities at the University of Bern as lead institution. Its main goals are to encourage interdisciplinary academic exchange and to establish an international network of doctoral and postdoctoral students in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Each event within the network focuses on specific aspects of the overall theme of TransPositions: Objejcts, images, persons, cultural formations, and disciplinary positions in motion. The Kick-off event in 2016 is a Summer School on Border Regimes: Confrontations, Configurations, Transpositions to be held in Kandersteg (near Bern), September 4 – 9.
From 2012 to 2015, with the Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and the Social Sciences IASH as the leading institute, the Philosophical-Historical Faculty of the University of Bern organizes four international Winter Schools of one week each. Under the thematic umbrella “TransFormations”, the Winter School concentrates on the analysis and shaping of local and global processes of change in its various forms and formations at the intersections of knowledge, history, culture and society.
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Figurations of Future Knowledge
PD Dr. Stefan Willer, Literary Studies, ZfL Berlin
Generation and Transfer of Knowledge in the Digital Age
Prof. Dr. Michael Hagner, Science Studies, ETH Zurich
The Changing Relation between Information and Knowledge
PD Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemer, History, University of Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Christiane Schildknecht, Philosophy, University of Lucerne