Thomas Macho

1952, 2nd July born in Vienna (Austria); 1970-1975 Studied philosophy, musicology and pedagogy at the University of Vienna; 1976 Doctorate (with a thesis on the philosophy of music); 1984 University Lecturing Qualification (Habilitation) in philosophy (with a postdoctoral thesis on the metaphors of death); 1976-1987 University Assistant, and from 1984 University Lecturer for philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Klagenfurt; 1987- 1992 Head of the Study Center for Peace Research in Stadtschlaining (Austria); 1993 Chair of Cultural History at Humboldt-University, Berlin; Guest Professorships at the University of Klagenfurt, University of Fine Arts, Linz and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Studies, Vienna; 1999 Co-founded the Hermann von Helmholtz-Centre for Cultural Techniques at Humboldt-University, Berlin; 2000 Senior Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna; 2001-2003 Spokesperson of the DFG-Research Group »Bild – Schrift – Zahl«; 2001 Received Award of the Aby-Warburg-Foundation Hamburg; 2003-2006 Director of the »Institut für Kultur- und Kunstwis- senschaften« at Humboldt-University, Berlin; since 2003 member of the advisory board of the Austrian Embassy in Berlin (Kulturforum); 2004-2006 Spokesperson of the Research Training Group »Codierungen von Gewalt im medialen Wandel«; 2003-2005 Sub-Dean and 2006-2008 Dean of the Philosophical Faculty III at Humboldt-Univer- sity, Berlin; since 2007 member of the board of trustees for the foundation »Deutsches Hygiene-Museum« Dresden; since 2008 associate Co-Director of »Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung« Berlin; 2008-2009 Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy of the Bauhaus University, Weimar; since 2009 Director of the Institute for Cultural Theory and History at Humboldt-University, Berlin; since 2009 member of the scientific advisory board of the International Research Institute »Morphomata – Genese, Dynamik und Medialität kultureller Figurationen« at the University of Cologne.