Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 17:30
Location: McGill University, Arts Building, Room w-215
Dr. Cornelius Borck, professor of History, Theory, and Ethics of Medicine and Science at the University of Lübeck in Germany, will give a seminar entitled, “The index card as thinking machine: Media, memory and writing in Hans Blumenberg.” Before joining the University of Lübeck, Prof Borck served as a Canada Research Chair at McGill University. He has also worked at the Institute for Science Studies at the University of Bielefeld, the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and the Faculty of Media at Bauhaus University Weimar. By training a philosopher and a medical doctor with research expertise in the neurosciences, Prof Borck has published widely on the history of the neurosciences, including a monograph on the cultural history of electroencephalography. His research deals with the comparative aspects of the history of medicine in the 20th century, the history of brain research between media technologies and neuro-philosophy, and the epistemology of the unnoticeable in art and science. For details, please visit the website for the Department of Art History and Communications Studies Speaker Series.