Biography Professor Cornelius Borck

photo CorneliusCornelius Borck is a historian of science and medicine and director of the Institute for the History of Medicine and Science Studies of the University of Lübeck, Germany. Before coming to Lübeck, he held a Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Language of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal. Earlier, he directed the research group "Writing Life, Media Technologies and the History of the Life Sciences 1800-1900" in the Faculty of Media at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, and was awarded a Karl-Schädler-Research Fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His research topics include mind, brain and self in the age of visualization; the epistemology of experimentation in art, science, and media; sensory prostheses and human-machine relations between artistic avant-garde and technoscience.

Selected publications:

Comment faire du vaudoo avec l'imagerie cérébrale fonctionelle?, Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances 7(3): 571-587, 2013.

Toys are Us: Models and Metaphors in the Neurosciences. In: Suparna Choudhury and Jan Slaby (Eds.): Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience, London: Blackwell 2012, pp. 113-123.

Interpreting Medicine: Forms of Knowledge and Ways of Doing in Clinical Practice. In: Peter K. Machamer and Gereon Wolters (Eds.): Interpretation: Ways of Thinking About the Sciences and the Arts, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, pp. 179-202.

Through the Looking Glass: Past Futures of Brain Resarch, Medicine Studies 2009.

Recording the Brain at Work: The Visible, the Readable, and the Invisible in Electroencephalography, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences 2008.

Blindness, Seeing, and Envisioning Prosthesis: The Optophone between Science, Technology, and Art. In: Dieter Daniels u. Barbara Ulrike Schmidt (Eds.): Artists as Inventors – Inventors as Artists, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz 2008.

Psychographien, hg. mit Armin Schäfer, Zürich: diaphanes 2006.

Hirnströme. Eine Kulturgeschichte der Elektroenzephalographie, Göttingen: Wallstein 2005.