Erotema. The Question as an Epistemic Genre in the Learned Societies and the Periodical Press of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The project sets out to explore how learned societies and learned journals of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries made use of questions to facilitate debates about knowledge. We are particularly interested in the role journals played in the prize competitions organized by academies throughout Europe as well as in question-and-answer formats that prompted conversations between journal editors and the reading public. These two lines of investigation will shed light on a constellation which subjected the long-standing tradition of the question to a significant transformation.
Fellow January – April 2015 (A07)
Project: Aristotle and the English Imagination: Knowledge and Experience in Early Modern English Prose
Fellow June 2019 (A07)
Project: The Historiography of Learned/Literary Societies
Fellow October – December 2017 (A07)
Project: Wissensordnungen der Aufklärung und ihre Medien