Lehrveranstaltungen im Wintersemester 2010/11

Hauptseminar (MA) extra (kw/stw) Britain, British Scientists, and the Virtual Revolution

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Müller

Kurzname: 06.008.510
Kursnummer: 06.008.510

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Extra-HS (for MA- and advanced students)

Inhalt

We will investigate a programme that emphasizes the importance of British scientists rather than the development of science generally. It's called 'Genius of Britain' and was shown on Channel 4 in May and June 2010 (cf. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/genius-of-britain). What is the reason for this focus? A strange kind of nationalism? And what kind of history of science is presented in this way? The series begins in the 17th century and has excellent contemporary scientists as presenters: Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and James Dyson. What are their stories of the history of (British) science, and do they use similar arguments, or do they represent very different ideas and thus employ different styles of language and different concepts in their histories?
Another important question this seminar wants to investigate is what Britain has got to do with the revolution(s) brought about by the world-wide web. We will investigate this ongoing process by examining a 4-part BBC series on this topic (shown in January and February 2010; cf. http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/about.shtml) and compare it with the results of the programme on British scientists.
In this seminar, students can get either a kulturwiss. or sprach- / translationswiss. Schein, depending on the topic of their term paper.

Empfohlene Literatur

Text: Uhlig, Robert / Richard Dawkins / James Dyson, Genius of Britain, Harper Collins 2010.
Additional reading: any text on the influences of the world wide web (on the web or elsewhere, such as Jenkins, Henry, Convergence Culture. Where Old and New Media Collide, NY: NYUP 2008).

Termine:

Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
25.10.2010 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
08.11.2010 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
15.11.2010 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
22.11.2010 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
29.11.2010 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
06.12.2010 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
13.12.2010 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
10.01.2011 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
17.01.2011 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
24.01.2011 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
31.01.2011 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
07.02.2011 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
14.02.2011 (Montag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude

Semester: WiSe 2010/11