CRC 1182 Talk by Prof. Dr. Tobias Rees (McGill University, Montreal) – 15.12.2016
“Indistinguishability. Sketches from an Encyclopedia on Human-Microbe relations.”
Thanks, Tobias, for your inspiring and thought provoking presentation!
Tobias Rees Associate Professor of Social Studies of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) visited the CRC 1182 on December 12th-18th 2016.
His expertise lies at the intersection of anthropology, art history, the history of science, and the philosophy of modernity and concerns the study of knowledge/thought. More specifically, he is interested in how categories that order knowledge mutate over time – because of humans, microbes, snails, the weather, or other events – and in what effects these mutations have on conceptions of the human/the real. The main areas of Professor Rees’ research have been emergent phenomena in the life sciences and in medicine, with a specific focus on neurobiology, global health, the microbiome, and immunology.