Gabriele Gramelsberger

Gabriele Gramelsberger

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gramelsberger is one of the two co-directors of c:o/re. In 2018 she founded the Computational Social Systems Lab, supported by the NRW Digital Fellowship 2017. Her aim is to develop a conceptual framework for Philosophy of Computational Sciences as well as an open science infrastructure for Computational Science Studies. She is a member of the RWTH Human Technology Center and serves as Vice Dean for Research of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the RWTH Aachen University. In 2018 the DFG appointed her as a member of the Allianz Initiative “Digitale Information”. In 2019 she became a regular member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Science, Humanities and the Arts. She received her PhD in philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2002, where she taught from 2004 to 2014. In 2015 she became Privatdozentin at the TU Darmstadt, where she taught from 2014 to 2016. She was guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg (2007) and research fellow at the DFG “Media Cultures of Computer Simulation” Institute for Advanced Study at Leuphana University Lüneburg (2014 and 2015 to 2016). In 2016 she became Chair for Philosophy of Digital Media at the University Witten/Herdecke, and in 2017 Chair for Theory of Science and Technology at RWTH Aachen University.

Selected Publications

Gramelsberger, Gabriele, Friedrich, Alexander and Waltenspül, Sarine (2021). Wissenschaftslabore als artifizielle Zeitkonfigurationsräume. Techniken der Dehnung, Transformation und Aufhebung von Zeit. In: Jahrbuch für Technikphilosophie 2021 (Sonderheft: Zeit und Technik). Baden Baden: Nomos. (in print).

Fischer, Philipp, Gramelsberger, Gabriele, Hoffmann, Christoph, Hofmann, Hans, Rickli, Hannes and Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg. (eds) (2020). Natures of Data. A Discussion between Biology, History and Philosophy of Science and Art. Zürich, Berlin: Diaphanes.

Gramelsberger, Gabriele (2020). Operative Epistemologie. (Re-)Organisation von Anschauung und Erfahrung durch die Formkraft der Mathematik. Hamburg: Meiner. Open access:

Gramelsberger, Gabriele, Lenhard, Johannes and Parker, Wendy (2020). Philosophical Perspectives on Earth System Modeling: Truth, Adequacy and Understanding. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 12(1). DOI: e2019MS001720.

Gramelsberger, Gabriele (2020). Synthetic Morphology – A vision of engineering biological form. Journal of the History of Biology 53(2). DOI: 10.1007/s10739-020-09601-w.