Henning Schmidgen

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Henning Schmidgen (* 1965 in Münster ) is a German science historian and media scientist . He is professor for media theory at the Bauhaus University Weimar .

Life and accomplishments

Schmidgen studied psychology , philosophy and linguistics at the Free University of Berlin , where he received his doctorate in psychology in 1996. At the University of Paris VII , he completed a postgraduate course in psychoanalysis . He conducted research at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and at Stanford University . From 2000 to 2011 he worked at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He is co-founder of the digitization project Virtual Laboratory . In 2005/2006 he was visiting professor at Harvard University. From 2011 Schmidgen was professor for media aesthetics at the University of Regensburg . In 2011 he received his habilitation in media studies and the history of science at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Since 2014 he has been professor of media theory there.

His research focuses on the history of experimental neuroscience , historical epistemology and the aesthetics of machines.


  • 2000–2005: Founding member of the Junge Akademie
  • 2007: Schachterle Essay Prize Society for Science, Literature and the Arts
  • 2010: Paul Bunge Prize
  • 2011: Prize for translation funding from the German Publishers and Booksellers Association

Fonts (selection)

As an author
As editor
  • Aesthetics and machinism: texts by and about Félix Guattari. Merve, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-88396-121-3 .
  • Stages of knowledge. Interferences between science and art. Dahlem University Press, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-934504-13-2 .
  • Culture in experiment. Kadmos, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-931659-66-6 .
  • Measure and stubbornness: studies following Georges Canguilhem. Fink, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-7705-4094-8 .
  • Living time. Knowledge cultures in the making. Kadmos, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-931659-69-0 .
  • Georges Canguilhem, Science, Technology, Life: Contributions to Historical Epistemology. Translated by Ronald Voullié u. a. Merve, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-88396-224-4 .
  • Parasites and sirens: Gaps as places for the material production of knowledge. Transcript, Bielefeld 2008, ISBN 978-3-89942-870-4 .
As translator

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Young Academy
  2. ^ Society for Science, Literature and the Arts
  3. Press Release No. 19: Paul Bunge Prize Winner Henning Schmidgen: On the Trail of Lost Time ( Memento of the original from September 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.gdch.de
  4. Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels