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Institute of Technology Futures

Board of directors

Prof. Dr. Markus Lehmkuhl (Institute of Science Communication)

Prof. Dr. Marcus Popplow (Institute of History)

Prof. Dr. Christian Seidel (Institute of Philosophy)


Spokesperson of the board

Prof. Dr. Christian Seidel


Managing Director

Dr. Alexandra Hausstein

Institute of Technology Futures
Douglasstraße 24, 3rd Floor
Room: 405
D-76133 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 608-42045
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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.


The Institutes


The Institute of Sociology

The Institute of Sociology is still under development.


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 (Wissenschafts- kommunikation)


In Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wissenschaftskommunikation, Philosophie und Informatik entsteht am KIT ein Netzwerk zum Forschungsfeld Computational Hermeneutics. 

Auf dieser Seite dokumentieren wir gemeinsame und transdisziplinäre Forschungs- und Lehrtätigkeiten in diesem Themenfeld.

KIT-Workshop zu Hate Speech (Philosophie)



Am 26. und 27. März 2020 findet am KIT ein internationaler Workshop zum Thema „Hate Speech: What It Is and How It Works“ statt. Der Workshop wird von der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung und der Society for Applied Philosophy gefördert. Weitere Informationen zu Tagungsort, Sprecher*innen etc. finden Sie auf der Workshopwebsite.