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How to sign up for ZAK courses

Please choose the course(s) you want to register for from the list “ZAK-Lehrangebote”: ZAK course registration. You can use the search function to search for names of lecturers or course titles.

At the end of each course description you will find a link that leads you to the registration form.

The registration period for the upcoming sommer term 2018 starts on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.


If you need help filling in the form please contact Christine Karl: christine.karl∂kit.edu

Courses taught in English (for all Courses (in German and English) please see Website: ZAK-Anmeldekalender)

ZAK Courses taught in English

All | Month | Week | Day |

Nov. 03, 2017, 14:00 until 19:30
Geb. 20.30, SR 0.019
Geb. 20.30, SR -1.009
Geb. 50.41, R -108

Committed to the improvement of the human condition, transhumanism is rooted in the humanism of Enlightenment with its focus on progress. At the same time, it exceeds classical humanist objectives of educational and cultural refi nement by inquiring into the possibilities offered by technology to overcome human nature’s biological limitations. While inseparably linked to emergent technologies’ impact on human nature, transhumanist thinking is multi- and interdisciplinary; it involves not only the natural sciences, but also the human sciences by addressing the social and ethical concerns of technologically mediated human enhancement.

In this course we will explore the social and ethical dimensions of transhumanist key issues, such as health- and lifespan enhancement, human-machine interfaces, prosthetic bodies, simulations, and alternative biologies, as well as their social and ethical implications. We will focus on seminal transhumanist theorists like Max More, Natasha Vita-More, Andy Miah, Ronald Bailey, and Ray Kurzweil, and on some “proto-transhumanists”: Pico della Mirandola, Francis Bacon, and the Marquis de Condorcet.

2–6 LP



Fri 03.11.17, 14:00–19:30

Geb. 20.30, SR 0.019


Fri 12.01.17, 09:00–17:00

Geb. 20.30, SR -1.009


Sat 13.01.17, 09:00–17:00

Geb. 50.41, R -108

Dr. Sabine Metzger
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Direktorin
ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Tel: 0721/608 42043
Mail:stgZxl6∂zak kit edu
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Online registration
Please sign up here. (Matriculation number, study semester, course of study, grading, and amount of credit points are required):
The number of registered people already exceeds the given number of participants. If you register, you will be put on a waiting list. You will be notified, if other participants call off and you can attend the event.
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Christine Karl, M.A.
Telefon: 0721-608 42043


Coordination Studying / General Studies:
Ines Bott, M.A.
Telefon: 0721-608 46919

Dr. Christine Mielke
Telefon: 0721-608 46920