The Zhao Yu Tu (“map of the area of the mausoleum”); Hebei Provincial Museum at Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China. © World Map Co. Ltd. Supervised by National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.
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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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Ziemer, H. (2014). Listening on the home front: music and the production of social meaning in German concert halls during World War I. In D. Morat (Ed.), Sounds of modern history: auditory cultures in 19th- and 20th-century Europe (pp. 201-224). New York [u.a.]: Berghahn. More
Kant, H. (2014). Wissenschaftshistorisches Symposium zum 150. Geburtstag von Walther Nernst, 16. Juni 2014 in Berlin. Bunsen-Magazin, 16(6), 282-284. More

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