Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
Please read the published information on the individual courses carefully.

Massimiano Bucchi: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Prof. Massimiano Bucchi
Address
Viktoria Laszlo
Clausiusstr. 59, RZ H 2
Literatur- u. Kulturwiss., Kilcher
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailmassimiano.bucchi@gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipVisiting Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0109-00LPublic Images of Science3 credits2VM. Bucchi
AbstractThe course will analize in a historical and sociological approach the public images of science and scientists and their major changes.
ObjectiveIn particular, we will explore the following subjects: the role of the visual element in the communication of science and its public representation; the role of ‘visible scientists’, with particular consideration of Nobel Prize winners; events and affairs that have shaped the public perception of science and the relationship between science and society.
ContentThe course will analize in a historical and sociological approach the public images of science and scientists and their major changes.
In particular, we will explore the following subjects: the role of the visual element in the communication of science and its public representation; the role of ‘visible scientists’, with particular consideration of Nobel Prize winners; events and affairs that have shaped the public perception of science and the relationship between science and society.
Various examples will be quoted and discussed, and will illustrate the Italian science and its relationship to society and to the various cultural fields (literature, visual arts, gastronomy), with particular reference to the period from the second half of the 19th century until the end of the 20th century.