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GK 2015: Life Sciences, Life Writing: Boundary experiences in human life – the discontinuity between biomedical progress and real-world experience

Jointly sponsored by the Institute of the History, Philosophy, and Ethics of Medicine and the American Studies Research and Teaching Unit, and with a focus on life-writing research, this Research Training Group offers doctoral candidates the opportunity to consider the issues around technology-assisted reproduction and the ethics of ICU care of the terminally ill within the framework of a structured research and training program Interested applicants working and studying in the fields of the natural sciences, medicine, the humanities and cultural studies can expect in this training group to develop joint methodological approaches to human boundary experiences at the points at which medicine, the individual, and society converge. In the area of interplay between biomedical explanations and real-world dimensions, doctoral candidates will explore the boundary experiences of human life. ICU care of the terminally ill is one of these boundary experiences that merits further investigation.
The Research Training Group, which launched in 2014, aims to provide clinicians with complementary perspectives on the real-world dimensions of their actions and to provide scholars in the humanities and cultural studies with more action-oriented insights into the de facto practices of research and care. This collaborative project, which is supported by the DFG, is designed to provide our early-career researchers with a new perspective on what it means to be human.

You can find more information here.


from 2014


 Professor Norbert W. Paul
Institute for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine
Tel.: +49 (0)6131 17-9545

Professor Mita Banerjee
(FB 05 American Studies)