Buchvernissage: Shadow of the Tree

10. Januar 2024 - 18:30 bis 20:30

Diagrams have long been used to describe, claim, and produce the relatedness of human individuals and groups, animals, and plants. The tree form seems to have attained particular dominance, both within specific domains of practice and in historical scholarship. This pertains, moreover, to representations of non-organismic entities that draw from and flow back into the broad cultural history of the tree. And yet a wide variety of diagrams have been devised, sometimes in connection with the tree, other times as an explicit alternative, or as a novel or idiosyncratic invention.

cache03: Shadow of the Tree (Intercom Verlag, 2024), which assembles a commensurately diverse mix of historians of the natural and human sciences, social historians, philosophers, and historians of art and media, wishes to bring the variety of diagrammatic forms out from under the "shadow of the tree" - while also taking seriously the ubiquity of the tree and its implications. The hybrid online/print publication, edited by Eric Hounshell and Ruth Amstutz, is a product of the Swiss National Research Foundation Sinergia research group, In the Shadow of the Tree: The Diagrammatics of Relatedness as Scientific, Scholarly, and Popular Practice.

Organisiert von
Eric Hounshell and Ruth Amstutz (Uni Luzern)


Hardturmstrasse 66


Eric Hounshell

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