Genealogies of Life

Saturday, 16 October 2010, 9:00am - Sunday, 17 October 2010, 12:30pm, IWM library

*** for invited guests only ***

Conference Program

Friday, October 15, 2010
6:00 pm Dominique Lecourt, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Université Denis Diderot – Paris 7
Darwinism and Bioethics in the 19th Century
Opening Lecture
Saturday, October 16, 2010
9:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Susanne Lettow
9:15 am Margaret Schabas, Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
More like Apes than Angels:
Natural Historical Modes of Thinking in the Economics of David Hume and Adam Smith
Commentator: Peter Hanns Reill
10:30 am Joan Steigerwald, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, York University, Toronto
Generation and Degeneration at the Birth of Biology in Germany at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Commentator: Jocelyn Holland
11:45 am Coffee break
12:00 am Peter Hanns Reill, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Enlightenment Vitalism, Romantic Naturphilosophie and the Construction of Gender
Commentator: Joan Steigerwald
1:15 pm Lunch
Chair: Marlen Bidwell-Steiner, Researcher, Institute for Romance Studies, University of Vienna
2:45 pm Jocelyn Holland, Associate Professor, Department of German, University of California, Santa Barbara
Zeugung/Fortpflanzung.
Media Distinctions in the Discourse on Procreation around 1800
Commentator: Renato G. Mazzolini
4:00 pm Coffee break
4:30 pm Susanne Lettow, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna; Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Paderborn
Reproduction, Gender and Time:
Conceptual Constellations in Kielmeyer, Schelling and Oken
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Chair: Sandra Lehmann, Researcher, Vienna
9:30 am Andrew Wells, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh
Generating Race in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Commentator: Susanne Lettow
10:30 am Coffee break
10:45 am Renato G. Mazzolini, Professor of History of Science and Technology, University of Trento
Skin Colour and the Origin of Physical Anthropology (1640-1850)
Commentator: Andrew Wells
11:45 Final discussion
12:30 pm Lunch

The workshop is part of the research project
The Symbolic Power of Biology:
Articulations of Biological Knowledge in Naturphilosophie Around 1800

funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
With friendly support of
Institut Français de Vienne.

Information and registration:
Susanne Lettow