Forskningsenheden for videnskabs- og teknologihistorie og filosofi


HPST is devoted to the study of the history and current development of the sciences, technology and medicine. The disciplinary focus of the group is the history of science, history of ideas, STS and philosophy and sociology of science. The purpose of the unit is to firmly anchor this field of research and teaching at the department for philosophy and the history of ideas. The working language of the group is English and we welcome all colleagues with an interest in this field of research.

The Unit activities are announced at the beginning of term and include:

-          Research presentations by invited speakers

-          HPST/CSS Term Seminar (jointly organised with the Centre for Science Studies, AU)

-          Work-in-Progress sessions and brown bag seminars based on the research of group members.

Journal Club and information sharing regarding conferences, funding opportunities, new publications field, etc.


Begivenheder F2017

Wed 31 January, 10:00-12:30, 1467/616. All welcome!

Workshop: The Invisible and the Living in Early Modern Thought

Christoph H. Lüthy (Radboud): "Hopes and Expectations of the First Microscopists, and Their Apparent 20th-Century Vindication"

Christoffer Basse Eriksen (Aarhus): "The Blood Cell and the Whale: Leeuwenhoek Scaling the Invisible"

Charles T. Wolfe (Ghent): "Automata, Man-machines and Embodiment: Deflating or Inflating Life?"


Wed 8 March, 10:00-11:30, room TBA

Peter Danholt (AU): "Technology and the Post-Factual Society"


Wed 19 April, 14:30-16:00, room TBA

Lino Cambrupi (Max Planck): TBA (Organised with Center for Science Studies, AU)


Fri 21 April, 10:00-12:00, room TBA

William Viney (Durham): "Twins, Technology, and History"


Wed 24 May, 10:00-11:30, room TBA

Alex Young Petersen & Casper Andersen (AU): "The Future of the History of Ideas and Technology in Danish Upper Secondary Education"


HPST Reading Group:

Book this semester: Lorraine Daston (ed.): Science in the archive. Pasts, presents, futures (University of Chicago Press, 2017). To join and form more information, please email:


Følgende medlemmer af programmet deltager regelmæssigt i enhedens aktiviteter. De fleste aktiviteter er åbne for andre interesserede. Kontakt koordinatoren for yderligere information.

Casper Andersen

Tlf.: +4587162893

Lise Marie Andersen

Tlf.: +4587162904

Patrick Joseph Cockburn

Tlf.: +4587162335

Christoffer Basse Eriksen

Tlf.: +4587162297

Thomas Erslev

Tlf.: +4587162291

Henning Høgh Laursen

Tlf.: +4587162264

Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen

Tlf.: +4587155591