Sommerschule 2019: LEGACY - Concepts of Inheritance

Time: Monday 09.09.2019 - Friday 13.09.2019, 9:30-12:00 and 14:00 - 16:30

Location: Seminar Room 506-507, Biology Tower 30.43

Content: Inheritance is the organic connection of preservation and innovation. In lectures, also with invited speakers, joint discussions and group work we will try to elucidate concepts of inheritance, to understand their origin, also in the historical context, and to work out open questions and possibly even to design new ideas for the concept of inheritance. The topic not only comprises biology and historical sciences, but is also of strong impact for society. Ultimately, it is the topic of identity.

Language: depending on the auditory English or German.

Target group: advanced students and Ph.D. students from all disciplines

Literature: Staffan Müller-Wille und Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, A Cultural History of Heredity. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2012. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger und Staffan Müller-Wille, The Gene. From Genetics to Postgenomics. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2017. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Heredity in the twentieth century: Some epistemological reflections. Public Culture 25 (2013), 477-493