Munich Spring School 2015

Plants, Politics and Power

25.03.2015 – 29.03.2015

Munich Spring School, March 25-29 2015

Advanced Bachelors and Masters students interested in the history of science are invited to submit applications to the Munich Spring School in the history of science. The Spring School is an intensive weekend of block seminars focused on a single, broadly defined topic and hosted by guest instructors from around the world. This year’s theme is “Plants, Politics and Power,” encompassing the epistemic, political and economic relevance of forestry, agronomy, botanical gardens, laboratory botany, plant genetics and related fields in the modern era.
Twelve successful applicants will be invited to the Georg-von-Vollmar-Academy, a small, lakeside conference center, a short trip south of Munich, to participate in an intensive, weekend-long, educational retreat. The program will be in English, thus good English language skills are expected. Invited Participants will be provided free room and board.

Invited Lecturers:

If you are interested in participating, please submit an application to Jeremiah James (jjames@lmu.de). The application should include:

  • a short c.v.
  • a letter of motivation (max. one page) explaining your background in the history of science and your interest in the topic for this year.

Deadline for applications: February 13, 2015.

The Munich Spring School is organized by Prof. Kärin Nickelsen, Chair for the History of Science at the University of Munich.