Silke Zimmer-Merkle KIT

Dr. phil. Silke Zimmer-Merkle

  • Neuer Zirkel 3

    D-76131 Karlsruhe


  • History of technology, especially history of mobility
  • History of culture and ideas
  • Theory and methods of historical science and technology assessment
  • PhD project: "Learning from history? (Technology) History for Technology Assessment using the Example of Automotive Assistance Systems" (working title)


Publications by Silke Zimmer-Merkle
Lectures by Silke Zimmer-Merkle

Since May 2017, research associate at the Institute of History, Institute for Technological Futures (ITZ). Research stay at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, January to March 2016, with scholarship from KHYS. PhD student at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) from October 2013 to April 2017. Prior to that, study of European Culture and History of Ideas at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with a focus on Modern and Contemporary History and History of Technology.

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Functions and memberships
  • GTG (Society for the History of Technology)
  • T2M (International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility)
  • SHOT (The Society for the History of Technology)
  • Pegasus Network (Young Researchers Network for Mobility and Traffic Research)
  • INSIST (Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology)