Historical equipment such as microscopes and charge columns from the 19th century
What is the History of Science? What is the History of Science for?
Historical equipment such as microscopes and charge columns from the 19th century
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

Chair for the History and Philosophy of Science

Our research and teaching explore the formation of scientific knowledge in different historical contexts and eras as well as the social impact of the sciences.

Our research  draws on methods from various historical disciplines as well as from the cultural and social sciences but also engages with the natural sciences. The history of science at the  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus thus aims at promoting an interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue between the humanities and the natural sciences.

Our study programme  combines a high level of interdisciplinarity and an international research orientation with the rich local tradition of Jena in the history of science. Its courses in the history of the natural sciences (B.A., M.Sc.) make the Friedrich Schiller University Jena one of the few places in Germany where the history of science is taught as an independent discipline.

Ein Arbeitstreffen des Netzwerks für Geschichte der Bio- und Medizinethik
In-Vitro-Fertilisation
Image: Elena Kontogianni via pixaby
Gemaltes Medusenmotiv
Image: Jürgen Scheere (University of Jena)
Neu im Archiv des Ernst-Haeckel-Hauses: Manuskripte aus dem Nachlass des Zelltheoretikers Theodor Schwann (1810-1882)
Notizheft von Theodor Schwann
Image: Eva-Maria Schön
Wir trauern um unseren lieben Kollegen, der am 13. Juli 2022 verstorben ist.
PD Dr. Christian Forstner
Image: Fotostudio Arlene Knipper
DAAD-Stipendiatin Isabella Engberg zu Gast am Ernst-Haeckel-Haus
Tropische Landschaft vor Gebirge. Aquarell-Ölgemälde nach Ernst Haeckel
Image: Kurt Stüber
Chair for the History and Philosophy of Science