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
Projects and Sources
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
Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, has received the 2014 Gustav Neuenschwander Prize by the ESHS which is awarded for outstanding life-long achievements and major contributions to the discipline of the history of science.
Jenny Bangham, Research Fellow at the MPIWG, has received the 2014 Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize in the History of the Life Sciences.