Martin Kohlrausch, born in Bremen, Germany, in 1973. Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence. Dilthey Fellow and Researcher at Ruhr-University Bochum.
Fellow (1 February 2011 – 30 June 2011)
KNOWLEDGE SOCIETIES, EXPERT CULTURES AND INNOVATION CULTURES IN EUROPE
I joined NIAS in the second semester 2010/11 as a member of the theme group “Inventing Europe”. Together with Helmuth Trischler I co-author the volume provisionally entitled “Expert networks and knowledge societies” (vol. 5 within the series). Preparing and writing this book formed the centre of my work at NIAS. The book attempts a new interpretation of European history stressing the role of technical experts and changing orders of knowledge. In the first line I focussed on the first part of the book, dealing with chapters on the education of technical experts in a European perspective, the interplay of nations and experts, the communication of knowledge and the instrumentalisation of technical and scientific knowledge for social purposes. However, NIAS allowed for very rich discussions in the wider theme group and the group of all Fellows from which my research project profited immensely.