Collegium Helveticum

Mario Schulze
Early-Career Fellow 2021–2022

Cultural analysis
Fellowship duration
September 01, 2021–June 30, 2022

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Dr. Mario Schulze’s (born 1986 in Halle/Saale, Germany) research focuses on the visuality, mediality and materiality of knowledge. He has published widely on the history of scientific films as well as on the history of museums, exhibitions, architecture, and thing theory. He is also interested in film and exhibition-making as research and publishing formats. His film unlearning flow (made with Christoph Oeschger and Sarine Waltenspül) was recently selected for different international festivals.

Mario’s first book, Wie die Dinge sprechen lernten: Eine Geschichte des Museumsobjektes 1968–2000, was published in 2017. He is currently preparing a manuscript together with Sarine Waltenspül about the visual history of fluid dynamics. In 2015 he received a PhD from the University of Zurich (supervised by Philipp Sarasin and Anke te Heesen). He has taught at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, at the University of Zurich and at Goethe University Frankfurt. Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Zurich University of the Artsas part of the research focus on transdisciplinarity, where he teaches in the Master’s programme.

Mario studied cultural studies, sociology, and philosophy at the University of Leipzig (DE). As a student, he worked at the Holocaust Center in San Francisco (US), at «Augusta Raurica» (a Roman archaeological site and open-air museum near Basel), at the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig (DE) and the German Historical Institute in London (GB). He has received scholarships from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service and the Axel Springer Stiftung. In 2012 and 2014 he had residencies at the Museumsakademie Joanneum in Graz (AT). From December 2019 to January 2020 he was a research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation at Leuphana University Lüneburg (DE).

Since July 2022, Mario has been a NOMIS fellow at eikones, the Center for the Theory and History of the Image, at the University of Basel CH),and is working as curator for the SNSF project Visualpedia at the University of Lucerne (CH).