Institute of Technology Futures

The Institute of Technology Futures (ITZ) consists of four research institutes that cooperate in teaching and research: the Institute of History, the Institute of Philosophy, the Institute of Sociology and the Institute of Science Communication. An interdisciplinary exchange takes place in particular on research questions concerning historical, social, communicative, methodological and ethical issues of imaginaries and visions of future states of technology and science. Thus, the ITZ brings together humanities and social science research with research from the natural and engineering sciences, computer science, law and economics.

Call for Papers: „University Anniversaries between History, Present, and Future“


„University Anniversaries between History, Present, and Future“ A Workshop at KIT, June 19 – 20, 2020 – Call for Papers.

Research into the history of universities and colleges is often associated with founding anniversaries. Since the history of universities and other colleges is written mostly from within the respective institution, it reflects an expression of the institutional self-image at the time of the anniversary, and is suitable for examining both deliberate and unaware self-attributions. At the same time, the study of past university anniversaries makes it possible not only to put in perspective the universities ́ past, but also their past future expectations, and the role that history should play in them.

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Netzwerk Computational Hermeneutics (Siencecommunication)

In Collaboration between Science communication, Philosophy and Computer Sience, a network for the research field Computational Hermeneutics is being created at KIT.

On this site we document our joint and transdisciplinary research and teaching activities in this field.

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KIT-Workshop on Hate Speech (Philosophy)

On March 26th and 27th, 2020, an international workshop on "Hate Speech: What It Is and How It Works" will take place at KIT. The workshop is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Society for Applied Philosophy. Further information on the conference location, speakers, etc. can be found on the workshop website.