Past Member

Nicolas Langlitz

Social Science
Field of Study
Anthropology and History of Science
From 9/2017 – 7/2018:

The social sciences started out as human sciences but shed this constraint as evolutionary anthropologists turned their attention to animal groups. This confronts us with a paradox: why has the collapse of the dichotomies of nature/society and nature/culture not led to a rapprochement between humanities, social research, and natural sciences?

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D., 2007
Humboldt University Ph.D., 2005
Humboldt University M.D., 2005
Max Planck Institute for History of Science 2007–2009 Postdoctoral Fellow