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History of Knowledge Center/ Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens

ETH Zurich and University of Zurich

The History of Knowledge Center (or Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens [ZGW] in German) is a scientific center at the University of Zurich and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich that aims to promote and coordinate cultural, historical, and philosophical research and teaching on modern knowledge systems and knowledge societies. The ZGW is a center for scientific research as well as a platform for public debate and critical reflection on the role of knowledge in modern societies.

Currently, the ZGW faculty comprises twelve professors from the University of Zurich and seven professors of the ETH Zurich, with 32 associated faculty members. In this way, we bring together expertise in theoretical and practical philosophy, literary and cultural, as well as historical, science (the history of science, art, medicine, architecture, technology, and global history), creating a strong interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research group. The ZGW also sponsors masters and doctoral programs.

Contact Information
Kijan Espahangizi, Professor

ETH Zurich and University of Zurich
Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens / ETH & University Zurich
Clausiusstrasse 59, RZ
Zurich, Switzerland
+41 (0)44 632 52 65

Western Europe

Year Established

Fellowships and Potential Scholarly Affiliations