Bioethics, Cognitive science, Gender studies, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Life Sciences, Public policy, Science studies, Sociology

In cooperation with Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Course date

16 July - 21 July, 2018
The official deadline has now expired and the applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of March. Late applicants will be considered only exceptionally and on a self–funded basis.

Target group

Given the interdisciplinary nature of our topic, the ideal audience of this course will come from distinct disciplines and various backgrounds. Applications are invited from Ph.D. and advanced M.A. students, young researchers and faculty members studying relevant fields in history, the life sciences, public policy, gender studies, medical sociology, science studies, etc., who would profit from a deeper understanding of the history of dynamic interactions and mutual influences between the biological and social sciences in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  


Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered. 

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.