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Bernward Joerges
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Prof. Dr. Bernward Joerges
Bernward Joerges heads the Working Group since 1999. Before that he was head of the WZB-research groups "Metropolitan Studies" (1994.1999) and "Large Technical Systems" (1989-1994). He teaches sociology at the Technical University Berlin and is co-editor of the Yearbook for the Sociology of the Sciences.


Curriculum vitae

      Studies in Psychology, Sociology and Political Science at the Universities of Tuebingen, Bonn, Bombay and Saarbruecken.  
  1962   Diploma in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.), University of Tuebingen  
  1973   Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in Sociology, University of Stuttgart  
  1976   Habilitation (Dr. habil.) in Sociology, University of Stuttgart  
  1976-1981   Lecturer (Privatdozent), University of Stuttgart and Technical University Berlin  
  Since 1981   Professor of Sociology, Technical University Berlin  
  Since 1979   Senior Research Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) (until 1989 International Institute for Environment and Society)  
  1989-1994   Director, "Large Technical Systems” Group  
  1994-1999   Director, "Metropolitan Research” Group "  

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Research Interests

Technology in everyday life
Large-scale technological systems
Sociological perspectives on science and technology
Urban studies and studies on urbanism
Visual sociology

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Research Projects

Writing Berlin: a comparative analysis of the genres of Großstadt-Dokumente against the background of 'blurred genres' debates
Millennium: studies on the sociology of the millennial turn and Gregorian chronology
"Metropolitan Time" as PDF available
Politik der Expertise: wissenschaftliche Expertise im Wand.

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Visiting Professor

1985 London School of Economics
1987 University of Uppsala
1993 Resident Scholar, Rockefeller Foundation, Villa Serbelloni Bellagio
1994 Sorbonne
1995 University of Linköping



1989- 1992 Chair, Section Science and Technology Research, German Sociological Association (DGS)
1992- 1996 President, Society for the Study of Science and Technology (GWTF)
Since 1990 Editorial Board, Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook

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