History of Science: Analyzing the Past, Shaping the Future

 
07/02/2019

RWTH Aachen will host a conference on the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of the Research Unit for Economics, Social History and History of Technology

 

In collaboration with the Aachen Competence Center for the History of Science AKGW, the Research Unit for Economics, Social History and History of Technology (WISOTECH) headed by Professor Paul Thomes will host a public conference on February 15, 2019.

Under the motto of “Analyzing the Past, Shaping the Future,” the conference explores the ways in which the discipline contributes to shaping the future. It provides a look back on methods and topics of the discipline and provides a glimpse of future directions.

The eleven lectures offer a broad range of topics, including on the question of whether Industry 4.0 can be rightfully termed the fourth industrial revolution.

The conference will take place at IHK Aachen, Theaterstraße 6-10. For further information, please refer to the conference program. Please note that the lectures will be given in German.