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2018-02-12

Rethinking Human Evolution

New book of The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology by Jeffrey H. Schwartz. Contributors from a range of disciplines consider the disconnect between human evolutionary studies and the rest of evolutionary biology.

2018-11-26

Rethinking Cybernetics in Contemporary Theoretical Biology

Project Presentation: Flavia FABRIS (University of Exeter), 4 December 2018, 3.00 pm

2021-06-26

Rethinking Cancer with Bernhard Strauss

Bernhard Strauss, co-editor of Rethinking Cancer: a New Paradigm for the Postgenomics Era, talks about theory change, the KLI Altenberg workshop, highlights of the book chapters, and exciting new steps.

2021-10-08

Resilience knowledge in action or resilience actions in knowledge?

KLI fellow Rongkun Liu's knowledge-to-action projects in China illustrate how hybrid knowledge systems can enhance community resilience to socio-ecological changes.

2023-03-13

Research Blog: Parkinson’s disease, affordances, and networks

To better understand certain phenomena in brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Marco Treven argues that we need to look beyond the brain.

2019-02-10

Representations, Fictions and Artefacts: Modeling Genetic Circuits

KLI Colloquium: Tarja KNUUTTILA (University of Vienna), 5 March, 5.00 pm.

2024-04-09

Report: The 5th Meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Laboratory

The 5th Meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Laboratory was held yesterday afternoon in the cool ambience of Das Café in Vienna. The paper that was selected for this reading group’s discussion was Anderson, W., 2004. Natural histories of infectious disease: Ecological vision in twentieth-century biomedical science. Osiris, 19, pp.39-61.

2024-02-13

Report: The 4th Meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Laboratory at Das Cafe

The 4th Meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Laboratory was held yesterday afternoon in the cozy ambience of Das Café in Vienna. The paper that was selected for this reading group’s discussion was Kelly et al. 2014 (The integration of social, behavioral, and biological mechanisms in models of pathogenesis). In a lively discussion, most participants contributed interesting points on various aspects of the paper, especially around the concepts of ‘lifeworlds’ and 'mixed mechanisms' in explaining diseases. (Click on title to read more on this report!)

2022-10-04

Report from the 2nd meeting of the KLI working group: Evolutionary theory for social-ecological change

Raf Jansen documents the working group's five-day stay at the KLI in pictures.

2020-11-06

Remembering Werner Callebaut through his books

Six years ago, we lost Werner Callebaut, philosopher of the life sciences and long-serving scientific director of the KLI. In his memory, we laid out an exhibition of his vast literary collection.

2020-06-09

Relativism in the Philosophy of Science

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Martin KUSCH (University of Vienna), 16 June 2020, 5.00 pm. [br] To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom. [br] Deadline for the registration: 3 pm on the day of the talk—no admission in the room after 5:05 pm!

2023-07-16

Reading group: third meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Lab

The Vienna Science Studies Lab recently held its third meeting at the KLI, discussing Max Liboiron's "Pollution is Colonialism".

2024-03-05

Raising awareness of ethics, equity and justice in land use change processes: interactive webinars in PLUS Change

Guido Caniglia and Marina Knickel in the KLI team are excited to continue their work in the recently launched EU Horizon project PLUS Change. This project will develop strategies and decision-making processes to transform land use by prioritizing societal well-being, climate goals, and biodiversity conservation. (Click on title to read more)

2020-09-30

Protect wildlife now to protect us from future pandemics

Four relevant actions should be taken into account to protect and conserve wildlife in this pandemic era.

2022-12-14

Professional development at the KLI

Each winter, the KLI organizes a two-part professional development workshop for our fellows to get to know each other-- both as people and as researchers.

2022-10-07

Press release: Public lectures reflect on long-reaching influence of Gregor Mendel on his 200th anniversary

The KLI Mendel Symposium, Mendel's Legacy in Science and Society, will be held from Oct 13th to 14th, 2022.

2021-06-17

Pregnant Females as Historical Individuals: An Insight from the Philosophy of Evo-Devo

Mihaela PAVLICEV (University of Vienna), Laura NUÑO DE LA ROSA (Complutense University of Madrid), & Arantza ETXEBERRÍA AGIRIANO (University of the Basque Country), 24 June 2021, 3.00 pm. To join our colloquium please register with Zoom.

2021-01-28

Pregnant females as historical individuals: an insight from the philosophy of evo-devo

Laura Nuño de la Rosa, Mihaela Pavlicev and Arantza Etxeberria propose a solution to the individuality of pregnancy.

2018-01-18

Pre-symptomatic Genetic Counselling in Austrian Clinical Practice

KLI Colloquium on Thursday 25 January 2018, 3.00 pm at the KLI. Speaker: Bernhard Hadolt (University of Vienna)

2022-09-30

Pour une autre histoire des rapports économie-environnement

KLI fellow Marco P. Vianna Franco and coauthor Antoine Missemer blog about their new book, A History of Ecological Economic Thought, in the Chroniques de l'anthropocène.