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Launch of Department III, Dagmar Schäfer

Launch of Department III, Dagmar Schäfer

Department III studies the history of knowledge and action. The two main topics are the processes and structures that lead to varying configurations of collaborative and individual bodies of knowledge as well as the changing role of artefacts -- texts, objects and spaces -- in the creation, diffusion and use of scientific and technological knowledge. Research cases include Asian cultures and the Premodern era.More Launch of Department III, Dagmar Schäfer

The Media-Library

This media library hosted by the library of the Max-Planck-Institute of the History of Science makes audio-visual material accessible that is related to the work at the MPIWG. In the first place, it provides recordings from workshops and talks that were organized by the MPIWG and contains interviews given by the Institute‘s research fellows about their projects.
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A Century of General Relativity

A Century of General Relativity

The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Einstein's field equations. To celebrate this event, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (or Albert Einstein Institute) hosted a conference during the week of November 30, ...More A Century of General Relativity

100 Jahre Giftgaskrieg: Forschung, Einsatz, Folgen chemischer Massenvernichtungswaffen

100 Jahre Giftgaskrieg: Forschung, Einsatz, Folgen chemischer Massenvernichtungswaffen

The Globalization of Knowledge has a long history. In four sessions of discussions with scholars from different disciplines it will be asked how transfer was achieved, which kinds of media were involved and in which spaces such ...More 100 Jahre Giftgaskrieg: Forschung, Einsatz, Folgen chemischer Massenvernichtungswaffen

Towards a History of Epistemic Genres

Towards a History of Epistemic Genres

Im Rahmen einer Kooperation zwischen dem MPI für ethnologische Forschung in Halle (Saale) und dem MPI für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin wurde am 27. März 2012 in Berlin ein Workshop zur Geschichte der Ethnologie und Anthropologie ...More Towards a History of Epistemic Genres

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