Igor Polianski

Igor Polianski: Born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Igor studied Biology, Slavonic Studies and History of Science and Arts at the State University of St. Petersburg, Free University of Berlin and Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena. He received his doctorate summa cum laude in 2003 at the University of Jena with a dissertation on Goethe as scientist. From 2004 to 2008, he was a research fellow at the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung) and taught at the Free University of Berlin. Since 2009 he is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine at the University of Ulm. His research interests include history of ideas, social history of medicine and medical ethics, intersections of art and science, popularization of science, memory studies and politics of representation, and forms of secularism in Germany and Eastern Europe.

 

Publications include:

(2012) Toward “Harder” Medical Humanities: Moving Beyond the “Two Cultures” Dichotomy. Academic Medicine (87) 1: 121-126 (together with H. Fangerau).

(2012) Between Hegel and Haeckel. Monistic Worldview, Marxist Philosophy and Biomedicine in Russia and East Germany. In: Weir T (Ed.): The Monist Century 1845-1945: Science, Secularism and Worldview (in press).

(2009) Das Netzwerk als Natursystem und ästhetische „Pathosformel“ der ModerneIn: Fangerau H. und T. Halling (Hg.): Netzwerke. Allgemeine Theorie oder Universalmetapher in den Wissenschaften? Ein transdisziplinärer Überblick. Bielefeld, 13-28.

(2009) Geister der Erinnerung. Das Atheismusmuseum als sowjetischer Gedächtnisort. ZeitRäume. Potsdamer Almanach des Zentrums für Zeithistorische Forschung, 2008: 115-126.

(2009) Das Lied vom Anderswerden. Lysenko und die politische Semantik der Vererbung. Osteuropa, 10: 69-88.

(2004) "Die Kunst, die Natur vorzustellen". Die Ästhetisierung der Pflanzenkunde um 1800. Walther König. Jena, Köln.