Ada Arendt – I took my MA and PhD in Cultural History at the Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw. My doctoral dissertation investigated the cultural phenomenon of astrological almanacs, particularly almanac annotations, combining a microhistorical study of the vernacular practice of almanac-keeping with a broader reflection on the shift in the temporal regime linked to the scientific revolution of the 17th century, and its consequences for early modern modes of rationality, production of memory and techniques of the self.
Core subject area
Theory of Culture; Anthropology of Culture; History of Polish Culture until the end of the 19th Century; Anthropological History of Time and Synchronisation.
I work on the intersection between print culture, Alltagsgeschichte and history of knowledge, primarily in terms of popular texts and everyday objects. My current research examines 1. the changing perceptions of temporality and visualisations of time, and the ways in which these were transformed by the scientific revolution, 2. the entwinement of music and scopic regimes.