Tamar Novick: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Tamar Novick
Address
Prof. für Wissenschaftsforschung
ETH Zürich, RZ G3.1
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipVisiting Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0101-76LThe Animals We Know Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.
2 credits1ST. Novick
AbstractThis course explores the role of animal lives and bodies in the historical attempts to understand nature and the world. We will review examples such as the laboratory, the natural history museum, and the archeological site. Focusing on Israel/Palestine and the broader Middle East, we will consider animals as tools, objects of learning, and resources in scientific work and technological projects.
ObjectiveBy examining the place of animals in different cosmologies, in the construction of technological systems and environments, as well as their role in defining the contours of human, we will try to answer the question: What is the relation between animals and knowledge?
ContentThis course explores the role of animal lives and bodies in the historical attempts to understand nature and the world. We will review examples such as the laboratory, the natural history museum, and the archeological site. Focusing on Israel/Palestine and the broader Middle East, we will consider animals as tools, objects of learning, and resources in scientific work and technological projects.