Workshop „Extremwetter“ 10. – 11. Juli 2015

Am 10.-11. Juli 2015 findet im Theologicum (SR08) der Universität Tübingen der Workshop Extremwetter. Schrecken und Faszination des Außerordentlichen statt. Der vom Projekt ‚Klimawandel‘ in der frühen Neuzeit – Neue literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Zugänge zu Fragen Nachhaltiger Entwicklung organisierte interdisziplinäre Workshop nimmt literarische und naturwissenschaftliche, ästhetische, philosophische und religiöse Narrative in den Blick, die sich mit dem Phänomen des Extremwetters beschäftigen und die insbesondere im aktuellen Klimadiskurs an Bedeutung gewinnen.

Den Kernbereich des Untersuchungszeitraums bildet dabei die Frühe Neuzeit, die von einem gravierenden – allerdings nicht anthropogenen – Klimawandel gekennzeichnet war. In der sogenannten ,Kleinen Eiszeit‘ (um etwa 1450–1850) fielen auf der Nordhalbkugel

Meeting friends and colleagues from SVT Bergen

From 15-19 March 2015, our friends and colleagues of the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (Senter for vitenskapsteori, SVT)  in Bergen went into retreat at Tuebingen in order to discuss the centre’s institutional strategies – and to get inspired by the city of Hegel, Schelling and Hölderlin and the birthplace of the Positivismusstreit on values in social sciences in 1961.

During this retreat, members of the SVT and IZEW met to present and discuss their respective projects. It became apparent that both centers deal with similar social and ethical challenges (digitalization, data protection, climate change, sustainable development, environmental

How do we do research on climate change?

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The opening meeting of the Climate Change Research Group (CCRG) was hosted by King’s College London on Wednesday 29th of January 2014. By focussing on the question, ‘How do we do research on climate change?’, the organisers sought to attract a variety of academics working within the field of climate change covering all disciplines including social, political and physical science. The explicitly reflective element of this central question, however, attracted few academics currently working in natural science. Nevertheless, the group of participants was hardly homogenous but it involved people from across