Founded in 1994, the MPIWG in Berlin is one of the more than eighty research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society. It is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena. Researchers pursue an historical epistemology in their studies of how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged. More
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Research at the MPIWG is carried out in individual and collaborative projects. To browse through the projects, use the keyword index of the institute. More
The MPIWG is an advocate of open access to scholarly knowledge and is committed to making sources in the history of science available online. More
Call for papers for the conference Testing Hearing: Science, Art, Industry to be held at the MPIWG on December 4-5, 2015, organized by the Max Planck Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics”.
The research program Die Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (The history of the Max Planck Society) has been launched.
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Podgorny, I. (2015). A charlatan’s album: cartes-de-visite from Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay (1860-1880). In M. Kominko (Ed.), From dust to digital: ten years of the endangered archives programme (pp. 1-13). Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publ.More
Kaplan, J. (2015). Avestan studies in Imperial Germany: sciences of text and sound. History of the Human Sciences,28(1), 25-43.More