The Power of Wonder

The Instrumentalization of Admiration, Astonishment and Surprise in Discourses of Knowledge, Power and Art

A SNF Sinergia Project



Joseph Wright of Derby: An Experiment with A Bird in the Air Pump 1768 (c) Tate Gallery London



May 17, 2019, 4-6 PM

Presentation by Prof Dr Meike Baader (University of Hildesheim)
Romantische und fremde Kindheiten in der Moderne. Eine kultur- und wissensgeschichtliche Perspektive
German Department, University of Basel, Nadelberg 4, Room 042 (Ground floor, left)

Spring Term 2019
Lecture Series “Staunen” by Prof Dr Mireille Schnyder
On Tuesdays, 10.15 AM – 12 PM (starting on February 19, 2019)
University of Zurich, Room KOL-F 118

May 7, 2019, 10.15 AM – 12 PM
Presentation by Prof Dr Nicola Gess
in the framework of the lecture series “Staunen”
University of Zurich, Room KOL-F 118

New Publication “Staunen. Eine Poetik” by Nicola Gess
with Wallstein Publishers
Book Launch on Friday, April 12, 2019, 7.30 PM
Buchhandlung Labyrinth, Basel, Nadelberg 17

Interview with Prof Dr Nicola Gess (University of Basel) about the project