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The MPIWG in the Press 2016

MPIWG alumnus Han F. Vermeulen’s Before Boas—The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment, awarded “Book of the Year 2016” and praised by Horst Bredekamp; Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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“Seefahrer des Orients-Chinas Aufstieg zur Seemacht,” Dagmar Schäfer interviewed in documentary; arte.

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“Mit dem Hammer gegen Fabelwesen,” Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) mentioned in article about reconstruction of cultural heritage in Iraq; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Craft and Brainchild” article discusses Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s essay on the dialog between philosopher Gaston Bachelard and artist Albert Flacon; Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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Article praises development of MPIWG as an exemplar for non-university humanities research centers; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Jürgen Renn quoted in article on Anthropocene by Christian Schwägerl; FAZ, Beilage Natur und Geisteswissenschaften.

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Jürgen Renn’s book Das Anthropozän highly recommended on TV Show “Scobel"; 3sat.

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Article on "Atlas of Innovations,” a digital project between the MPIWG, German Archaeological Institute, and Excellence Cluster TOPOI; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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"How Artisanship Spirit Transcends Time”: Chinese newspaper reviews Dagmar Schäfer’s book "The Crafting of the 10,000 Things"; Jiefang Daily.

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“Comeniusgarten in Berlin: Integration von Jugendlichen”—Social project Comenius-Garten, an MPIWG cooperation partner, celebrates 25 years; Das Erste.

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“Menschheitsgeschichte—Wissenschaftsgeschichte,” an article discussing Lorraine Daston's Einstein Forum lecture in Potsdam; Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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“Can Liberal Education Save the Sciences?”—an article published by Lorraine Daston; The Point.

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“Gibt es einen Imperialismus der Naturwissenschaft?”—Lorraine Daston quoted in article on science and modernity; Deutschlandfunk.

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“Kann der Mensch es besser machen als die Evolution?”—an article by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the history and future of genetic engineering; Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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Matthias Schemmel quoted in article on Karl Schwarzschild's contribution to the general theory of relativity; ORF.

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“Die Timeline der Genies”—Jürgen Renn is quoted in this article on the concept of a digital Einstein Archive; Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Die Wahrheit im Blatt,” an article by Lorraine Daston about objectivity in research and history of science; MaxPlanckForschung.

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Interview with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on epistemology published; Lettre International.

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“Die Trendfarben des Jahres 2016,” Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is quoted in this article about his translation of the “Grammatologie”; taz.de.

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“Das Kraftpaket. Geschichte einer Ideenschmiede,” a contribution by Jürgen Renn to the 70th anniversary of the Technische Universität Berlin; Der Tagesspiegel.

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“Beijing and the earliest planning document in history”—Francesca Bray, associated member of the project “Histories of Planning” (Dep. 3) is quoted in this article; The Guardian.

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“Wie Berliner Wissenschaftler das Leibniz-Erbe verwalten,” Vincento De Risi about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Berliner Zeitung.

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“Gravitationswellen - verloren und wiedergefunden,” article by Jürgen Renn, co-authored with Diana K. Buchwald and Hanoch Gutfreund; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Online.

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“Seltsame Strahlen: Wie Becquerel die Radioaktivität entdeckte,” Horst Kant about Antoine-Henri Becquerel's discovery of radioactivity; Allgemeine Zeitung Rhein Main Presse.

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“Expeditionen ins Menschenreich,” review about Han F. Vermeulen's publication “Before Boas. The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment”; Süddeutsche Zeitung. Read more

“The Road to Relativity”—review of Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's publication; pro-physik.de.

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“Die Kräuselungen der Raumzeit – einst verloren und dann wiedergefunden”—article by Jürgen Renn, co-authored with Diana K. Buchwald and Hanoch Gutfreund; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Gravitational Waves: Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime Lost and Found”—blog article by Hanoch Gutfreund, co-authored with Diana K. Buchwald and Jürgen Renn; Huffington Post.

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“Wenig Worte über den nötigen Verzicht”—report about Jürgen Renn and Bernd Scherer’s publication “Das Anthropozän - Zum Stand der Dinge”; Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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“Klaus Vogel: Europa hat das Mittelmeer zum Friedhof gemacht,” an article about Klaus Vogel; Der Tagesspiegel.

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“Die Spuren des Neuen,” an article about Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the occasion of his 70th birthday; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Konnektivität und Verbindlichkeit: An interview with Jürgen Renn , Part II”; shellsandpebbles.com.

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