CFP: Workshop: Scientific Instruments in researching Collections and Objects (Goettingen, 28-29 Sep 17)

Call for Papers
Junges Forum für Sammlungs- und Objektforschung
Research Forum for Collections and Objects –  Workshop for PhD Candidates
28. bis 29. September 2017

The aim of this workshop – the second of a series of five – is to create a platform for  junior researchers across all disciplines and to reflect on questions of object-based research, especially in scientific collections. The main objective is to encourage emerging scholars to work with objects from collections, to acquire competency and connoisseurship and to think about projects in an interdisciplinary way.

This year’s thematic focus of the Junge Forum is on instruments of visualization. Contributions from the natural and life sciences, history, cultural and social sciences (history of science and research, cultural anthropology, art and visual studies, ethnology and sociology) are particularly welcome, that lead to a visualization of and reflection on (implicit) practices through such scientific instruments and their resulting technical images:

  • What is the role of the apparatus within the respective research?
  • Which decisions, operations and interventions are required to get the equipment and instruments in motion and to keep them running?
  • Which routines and standards, but also which difficulties occur in the operation of the apparatus?
  • How do you learn to interpret the images and visualizations obtained with the apparatus and make it comparable with others?
  • Which stations of the image processing lead to the final image, which are selected for a publication and how are they modified?

For further Information please go to
and get in touch with Christian Vogel (

Proposal deadline is 13 August 2017

Historische Sternwarte Göttingen, Geismar, Landstraße 11, 37083 Göttingen.

Source: CFP: Sammlungs- und Objektforschung (Göttingen, 28-29 Sep 17). In: H-ArtHist, Jul 7, 2017.