Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Richard Rottenburg


Richard Rottenburg

phone: 0049 345 55-24 200
phone: 0049 345 55-24 201
fax: 0049 345 55-27 603

room 206
Reichardtstraße 11
06114 Halle

office hours:
Tue 13-15
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postal address:
Richard Rottenburg
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Richard Rottenburg

Richard Rottenburg is professor of science and technology studies at WiSER at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (SA). Here in Halle he has founded a research network focusing on the anthropology of “Law, Organization, Science and Technology” (LOST). Inspired by social studies of science and technology and renditions of pragmatist social theory, the emergence of material-semiotic orderings and their institutionalizations are at the heart of his current work. His inquiries foreground evidentiary practices (experiments, tests, measurements) and multilayered infrastructures, which solidify and circulate evidence. He asks how they are mobilized to design and critique specific futures.