Issue 8 | MARCH 2019

Editorial

Charles Darwin erred when he declared that the competition between species and individuals was the sole determining principle of evolution! Not only are two biological focus groups at the Wissenschaftskolleg this year exploring the developmental-historical advantages of mutualism; all the Fellows of the cohort 2018/2019 are testing cooperation as a means of gaining knowledge. For example, they are meeting regularly in the “Sci-Hum Forum”, using joint lectures and debates to bridge the still deep chasm between humanities scholars and natural scientists. For me as the new Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg – and in this function I would like to cordially greet all the members of the Fellow's Club – this is an enriching insight and experience.

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Trajectories


Paintings for the Future
© Wissenschaftskolleg

Paintings for the Future

Julia Voss (2016/2017) is counselor for a new Hilma af Klint show at the Guggenheim. In our interview she explains why the Swedish painter is so important.

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Landmark Papers Revisited
© Maurice Weiss

Landmark Papers Revisited

Hari Sridhar, Fellow in 2013/2014, explores the long shadow of outstanding publications in biology. In 2016, he started interviewing authors of well-known papers in ecology and evolution. We share his interviews with former Wiko Fellows.

 

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Moments


Working Futures
"Vers un autre monde" © Alain Vaissiere

Working Futures

Permanent Fellow Bénédicte Zimmermann gives the starting signal for a new research network on work and its futures based at the Wissenschaftskolleg.

 

Image: ©Alain Vaissiere alain-vaissiere.eion.me

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Society Benefits From Our Autonomy
© Wissenschaftskolleg

Society Benefits From Our Autonomy

New Rector Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger in an interview for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

 

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My Favourite


Two Million Blossoms in a Jar

Two Million Blossoms in a Jar

Kirsten Traynor (2018/2019) in Search of the Perfect Honey.

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Save the Date - Meeting of the Fellows' Club: June 13-14, 2019

A Palace and the World: Berlin's Humboldt Forum.

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Lectures on Film

Karin Kukkonen & Juliane Vogel, Christoph Grabenwarter & Dieter Grimm, Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

 

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New Publications in the Fellows' Library

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Prizes

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Join the Fellows' Club

Becoming a member and making donations has never been easier

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Obituaries

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