Sonja Petersen

(maiden name Neudörfer)

 

Offenbach Academy of Art and Design (hfg)
Department of Product Design
Visiting Professor for Theories of Culture & Technology
Schlossstraße 31
63065 Offenbach am Main

 

http://www.hfg-offenbach.de/w3.php?pVId=407192707&nodeId=4382


Sonja.Petersen(at)pg.tu-darmstadt.de

 

 

 

Research Interests

  • Everyday history
  • Contemporary history
  • History of Technology
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • History of electric household appliances
  • History of handcraft
  • Oral history

Curiculum Vitae

  • Since April 2010 Visiting Professor for Theories of Culture & Technology at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design (hfg), Department for Product Design.
  • July 2010 Viva at Department for History and Social Science, field of History of Technology, Darmstadt University of Technology.
  • February 2010 visiting scientist at Institut for Videnskabsstudier, Det Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Århus Universitet (Department of Science Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Århus), Denmark. http://ivs.au.dk/en/
  • From June 15th to August 15th 2009 visiting scientist at Polytechnic Institut of New York University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, New Yrok City, USA. 
  • From January 1st till March 31st 2009 Scholar-in-Residence at Deutsches Museum, Munich.  http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/research/scholar-in-residence/; http://www.deutsches-museum.de/forschung/scholar-in-residence/aktuelle-scholars/
  • From September 15th to December 15 th 2007, visiting researcher at company archives of L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH, Vienna, Austria.
  • December 2006 to February 2010 scholarship holder at the post-graduate college Topology of Technology Darmstadt University of Technology.
  • Graduation in November 2006. Thesis in the history of technology on the development of handcraft in the 19th and 20th century, exemplified by the case of violin making. 
  • 2000-2006: Study of history and political science for a teacher's degree at Darmstadt University of Technology
  • Born 1981 in Weinheim.

Publications

  • Conference Report:  "Geschichte(n) der Robotik“ Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Technikgeschichte, Offenbach, 22. - 24. Mai 2009. In: Technikgeschichte, 77, 2010, No. 1. Together with Sahinol, Melike (forthcoming 2010). Online-puplication in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 05th August 2009 (http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=2723).
  • Conference Report "History of Robotics", Annual Meeting of the German Society for the History of Technology (GTG) May 2009. In: Newsletter of the International Committee for the History of Technology ICOHTEC, No. 53, August 2009 (http://www.icohtec.org/news-newsletter-current.htm). Together with Sahinol, Melike. 
  • The Transmission of Artisanal and Professional Company Knowledge during the process of globalization: German violin and piano making during the 19th and 20th centuries. In: Anderl, Rainer/Arich-Gerz, Bruno/ Schmiede, Rudi (Hrsg): „Technologies of Globalization“, International Conference organized by the graduate School Topology of Technology. Proceedings. Darmstadt 2008. Page 275-292.
  • Tradiertes Erfahrungswissen und arbeitsteilige Produktionsnetzwerke. Der Schönbacher Geigenbau im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Aachen 2007 (Darmstädter Studien zu Technik, Arbeit und Gesellschaft, Band 2).

Presentations / Conferences

  • 2010: Spaces of Knowledge in the Craft of German Piano Making during the 19th and 20th Century. Talk for: Kollokvier foråret 2010, Institut For Videnskabsstudier, Det Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Århus Universitet (Department of Science Studies, Faculty of Science, Aarhus University), Denmark, 08th February 2010.
  • 2009: Historische Quellen als Medien zur Konstitution von Wissensräumen. Contribution for: Raum – Wissen – Medien. Conference of Graduate School Topology of Technology, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 27th - 28th November 2009.
  • 2009: Der "Schwachstarktastenkasten" und seine Fabrikanten. Von Orten, Räumen und Stätten des Wissens im Klavierbau des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. Ein Interdisziplinäres Promotionsprojekt. Talk for: Technikhistorisches Oberseminar für Fortgeschrittene von Prof. Dr. Ulrich Wengenroth und Prof. Dr. Karin Zachmann, Zentralinstitut für Geschichte der Technik, Technische Universität München, Germany, 18th November 2009.
  • 2009: Passing on Technologies and Knowledge by handwritten Notebooks during the 19th and 20th Century. Contribution for: Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology  (SHOT), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 15th - 18th October 2009.
  • 2009: Spaces and Places of Knowledge. Artisans and their personal documents. Talk at Department of Humanities and Social Science, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, New York City, USA, 12th August 2009. 
  • 2009: Orte des Wissens. Die Notizbücher des Orgel- und Klavierbauers Carl Wirth aus den Jahren 1828 bis 1831. Presentation for: AG-Objektforschung. Forschungsinstitut für Technik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte des Deutschen Museums, Munich, Germany, 10th February 2009.
  • 2008: The Transmission of Artisanal and Professional Company Knowledge during the process of globalization. German violin and piano making during the 19th and 20th centuries. Beitrag zu: Technologies of Globalization (http://www.tog08.org/index.php?page=home). International conference, Post Graduate School Topology of Technology. Darmstadt, Germany 30th -  31st October 2008.
  • 2007: Der Schönbacher Geigenbau als arbeitsteiliges Produktionsnetzwerk. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the German Working Group for the History of Small and Medium-sized Firms: Das Unternehmen und sein Ort, (4. Sitzung des Arbeitskreis kleine und mittlere Unternehmen der Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte e.V.), Kreutzwertheim, Germany,  06th – 07th November 2007.
  • 2007 Together with Völz, Diana: Knowledge and Its Circulation in Engineering and in Piano Making. Presentation at the  international Summer School "Technologies and their environments, Post Graduate School Topology of Technology. Bingen, Germany, 8th - 13th July 2007.

Activities

  • 2010: Co-Organization of: Technikhistorisches Forum für Doktorand/innen und Habilitand/innen der Gesellschaft für Technikgeschichte,  Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, 6. - 7. July 2010. Together with Prof. Dr. Karin Zachmann and Prof. Dr. Martina Heßler.
  • 2008: Conference-Organization of: Technologies of Globalization. International Conference of Graduate School Topology of Technology, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 30th – 31st October 2008, www.tog08.org, also conceptual design, planning and execution of Stream 4: „Globalization Revisted: World-Empracing Technologies in a historical perspective“. Together with Jun. Prof. Dr. Bruno Arich-Gerz, Dr. Carsten Uhl und Larissa Medvedeva.

Courses

  • Summer term 2010: Seminar: Technik - Design - Gebrauch. Elektrische Haushaltsgeräte nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Offenbach Academy of Art and Design (hfg).
  • Summer term 2010: Seminar: Lektüreseminar und Schlüsseltexte zur Einführung in die moderne Kultur- und Technikgeschichte. Offenbach Academy of Art and Design (hfg).
  • Winter term 2009/2010: Tutorial Waschmaschine, Kofferradio und Bohrmaschine. Die Elektrifizierung des Haushalts nach dem 2. Weltkrieg. TU-Darmstadt.
  • Winter term 2008/2009: Tutorial Wissen und Können in Technikgeschichte und Technikphilosophie. TU-Darmstadt.
  • Summe term 2008: Tutorial Visuelle Quellen in der Geschichtswissenschaft (, together with Sebastian Haumann. TU-Darmstadt.
  • Summer term 2008: Workshop "Raum" - Interdisziplinäre Begriffsfindungen, together with Dirk Hommrich. Nach dem "Spatial Turn": Raum im Brennpunkt disziplinärer Perspektiven, Summer School, Post Graduate School "Topology of Technology", Akademie Arnoldshain, 25. - 29. 06 2008.

Membership

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