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Peter Becker

Peter Becker

Peter Becker

Peter Becker is a historian with a special interest in cultural studies in regard to the state, law and science. His two books Verderbnis und Entartung (2002) and Dem Täter auf der Spur (2005) reconstruct styles of thinking prevalent among criminologists and in crime prevention and the manifold and tension-filled exchange relationships between science, criminology and police technology. In his two latest publications – Die Kulturgeschichte des Formulars and Neuro-Politics – he deals with communication processes within administrative bureaucracies on one hand and with the increased presence of neuroscientists in the discourse in the areas of social and educational policieson the other. As Chair at the Institut für Neuere Geschichte und Zeitgeschichte Peter Becker strives to firmly establish cultural studies as an interdisciplinary project at the JKU and to make Linz an important meeting place for arts scholars and social scientists with an interest in cultural studies. He has been a member of the Kepler Salon Advisory Boards since 2008.



26/03/2012 7:30 pm

Verwaltungsreform. Maßnahme gegen den Staatsbankrott?

19/07/2010 7:30 pm

Was hat das Traumhotel mit dem Jüngsten Gericht zu tun?

09/08/2010 7:30 pm

Psychologie der Weisheit – Weisheit der Psychologie?

07/11/2009 7:00 pm

The long night of scientific and scholarly research at the Kepler Salon

26/10/2009 7:30 pm

Plastic Surgery – Boon or Bogus?

13/09/2009 7:30 pm

Kulturgeschichtetag 2009

12/09/2009 1:00 pm

Kulturgeschichtetag 2009

09/09/2009 7:30 pm

Is Science a Quest for Truth?

20/07/2009 7:30 pm

‘Speaking Scars’. What did Tattoos tell Criminologists in 19th-century Europe?

15/05/2009 9:30 am

New Members of the Research Family? Neurosciences and their Presence in Criminological Debates

03/04/2009 7:30 pm

IN SITU Zeitgeschichte findet Stadt: Nationalsozialismus in Linz

03/06/2009 7:30 pm

How do you get to be the person that you really are? A User’s Manual for the psyche

20/05/2009 7:30 pm

Can algorithmic art be generated from 2,000-year-old symbols? On disappearance, perspective and utopian projections

01/04/2009 7:30 pm

Men with power: Is there a crisis of masculinity in the global ruling class?"

16/03/2009 7:30 pm

Tell me where the women are. Gender representation at the universities and in the sciences

04/03/2009 7:30 pm

Clone, model or monster: What will tomorrow’s human beings look like? Visions in fantastic literature

25/02/2009 7:30 pm

Lifesphere. Feeling at home in one’s own body

23/02/2009 7:30 pm

Who has built the Bridgehead Buildings? Deconstructing a construction job

04/02/2009 7:30 pm

UFO religions and the “Chariots of the Gods” – New religious ideas in the age of space travel?