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July 30, 2015

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Do Data Have Politics?

In her project, historian of science Elena Aronova investigates the history and politics of environmental data collection during the Cold War.

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About the MPIWG

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
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Andreas Bernard is the new journalist in residence at the MPIWG. Go to press release
Review in the Washington Post on new books by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund on the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Go to Website

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Rheinberger, H.-J. (2015). Epistemologia historyczna. Warszawa: Oficyna Naukowa. More
Laubichler, M., & Renn, J. (2015). Extended Evolution. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. More

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