Elisabeth Walther-Bense | i |
 
last name: Walther-Bense
first name: Elisabeth
also known as: Elisabeth Walther
birthday: August 10, 1922
birth-place: Oberweissbach/Thüringen (Germany)
Summary

Elisabeth Walther-Bense studied Philosophy, German Language and Literature Studies, Romance Studies, Physics and Mathematics at the Universities of Jena, Mainz and the Stuttgart Institute of Technology. In 1950, she graduated under Max Bense with her thesis entitled “Die Rolle der Logik von Port-Royal in der Frühgeschichte der exakten Wissenschaften” [The Role of the Logic of Port-Royal in the early history of The Exact Sciences]. Her research interest was in Charles Sanders Peirce, Max Bense and Francis Ponge. She was teaching at several institutions, for example at the Stuttgart Institute of Technology, University Stuttgart and School of Design Ulm. She was editor of augenblick, co-editor of the series of rot and the international journal of semiotics and aesthetics Semiosis. Since 1990, she has been the sole editor of the latter two. She also worked as a translater, mainly from the English and French. Her first translation was in the fifties, a work by Peirce.
In the 60s Stuttgart became a center for semiotics, when Max Bense and Elisabeth Walther published several writings on the topic. They both were part of the Stuttgart School that build up on these developments.

[ZKM, 2010]

Biography

1946-1950 Studies of Philosophy, German Language and Literature Studies, Romance Studies, Physics and Mathematics at the Universities of Jena, Mainz and the Technical University of Stuttgart.
1950 Received a PhD at the Stuttgart Institute of Technology with a dissertation on “Die Rolle der Logik von Port-Royal in der Frühgeschichte der exakten Wissenschaften” [The Role of Logic of Port-Royal in the early history of The Exact Sciences], supervised by Max Bense.
1950-1962 Working as a scientific assistant. From 1956 on she worked at the chair of Max Bense.
1955-1960 Editor of the magazin augenblick.
1956-1958 Guest lecturer at the School of Design Ulm.
1960-1990 Publisher of the series rot together with Max Bense.
1962 Habilitates on Systematic Philosophy at the Stuttgart Institute of Technology.
1962 Teaching at the University Stuttgart.
1964 Guest lecturer at the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial in Rio de Janeiro
1969 Nomination for Adjunct Professor.
1972 Nomination for Scientific Advisor.
1976-1990 Co-editor of the international magazin on semiotics and aesthetics called Semiosis, which was founded together with Max Bense, Gérard Deledalle and Klaus Oehler.
1978 Nomination for C3 Professor at the University Stuttgart.
1983 Retired due to illness.
Since 1990 Senior researcher of Semiotics at the University Stuttgart.
1990-1998 Sole publisher of Semiosis.
Since 1990 Sole publisher of the series rot.
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