Events

October 2014

  • 27.10.2014 | Technical Art History Talk Series

    Johannes Vermeer’s Mastery of Spatial Illusion

    Organizers MPRG “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” and the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Jørgen Wadum (National Gallery of Denmark)
    Time 18:00
    Contact/Link
  • 30.10.2014 | Conference

    The Making of Useful Knowledge

    Organizers Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Notes The workshop will examine case studies of the establishment and transfer of useful knowledge – be it theoretical, practical, codified, tacit and so on – across time and space, from the early modern period to the twentieth century. We are going to explore useful knowledge presenting examples related, for instance, to mining, agricultural science and practical mathematics. In general, we favour an integrated approach that explores fields as diverse as medicine, engineering or commerce. You are welcome to observe the workshop, but space is limited. Should you wish to attend, register with Nuria Monn.
    Presenter Angela Creager, Karel Davids, Jonathan Harwood, Stephen Johnston, Ursula Klein, Thomas Morel, Giuditta Parolini, Cesare Pastorino, Gerhard Rammer, Simona Valeriani
    Time 9:00
    Contact/Link
  • 31.10.2014 | Seminar Series “Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation”

    The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, Knowledge after the Genome

    Organizers MPIWG, Research Group “Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation”
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Jenny Reardon
    Time 11:00
    Contact/Link

November 2014

  • 4.11.2014 | Seminar Series “Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation”

    From Anatomical Collection to National Museum, ca. 1895: or How Women´s Pelvises and Skulls Began to Speak the Language of Mexican National History

    Organizers MPIWG, Research Group “Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation”
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Laura Cházaro García
    Time 10:30
    Contact/Link
  • 6.11. - 7.11.2014 | Workshop

    Wachstum ohne Alternativen? Geschichtskulturelle und wissensgeschichtliche Dimensionen von Wachstumsnarrativen

    Organizers MPIWG, Forschungsgruppe „Eine Wissensgeschichte der menschlichen Vielfalt im 20. Jahrhundert“
    Address Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Rolf Peter Sieferle, Birger Priddat, Christine Künzel, Wolf Dieter Enkelmann, Clemens Albrecht, Matthias Schmelze, Axel Hüntelmann, Veronika Lipphardt, Martin Lücke, Oliver Kuttner, Ute Tellmann, Harald Welzer, Hartmut Rosa
    Contact/Link
  • 10.11.2014 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Preserving and Recycling Knowledge: Coloured Glass in the Netherlands, 1650–1800

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Marieke Hendriksen (MPIWG, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link
  • 14.11. - 15.11.2014 | Workshop

    Unusual Lives: Historicizing Life as a Problem of Knowledge

    Organizers Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge: Teri Chettiar, Rohan Deb Roy, Michael Stanley-Baker
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, room 120
    Notes The workshop is open to anyone who would like to attend.
    Presenter Anna Andreeva (Universität Heidelberg), David Armstrong (Kings College), Jenny Bangham (MPIWG), Teri Chettiar (HU), Isabel Gabel (Columbia), Shigehisa Kuriyama (Harvard), Jutta Müller-Tamm (FU), Hugh Raffles (The New School), Sophia Roosth (Harvard), Michael Stanley-Baker (MPIWG), Claudia Stein (Warwick) and Roger Cooter (UCL)
    Contact/Link
  • 17.11.2014 | Technical Art History Talk Series

    ‘Held up to the light’: Material Mimesis and Cross-Cultural Technologies in Italy, c.1400–c.1600

    Organizers MPRG “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” and the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Marta Ajmar (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
    Time 18:00
    Contact/Link
  • 18.11.2014 | Institute’s Colloquium: Materialities

    Craftwork as Problem Solving: Studies with Fine-woodwork Trainees and Instructors at London’s Building Crafts College

    Organizers Nina Lerman
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Trevor Marchand (School of Oriental & African Studies, London)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link
  • 21.11. - 22.11.2014 | Workshop

    Constructing Hellenism in Classical Islam and Renaissance Europe: Transfer, Appropriation and Transformation

    Organizers Han Lamers (HU Berlin / UGent)
    Address Topoi Mitte, Hannoversche Straße 9, 10115 Berlin, Raum 1.03
    Notes All are welcome to participate! Places are limited, so registration is required. To register, please e-mail Han Lamers before 15 November 2014.
    Contact/Link
  • 24.11. - 26.11.2014 | Conference

    Contextualising Technical Innovations in Prehistory

    Organizers Dr. Florian Klimscha DAI Eurasien Abteilung, MPIWG, Abteilung I
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Contact/Link

December 2014

  • 1.12.2014 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Knives, Saws, and Hands. Dichotomies of Surgical Design and Knowledge (ca. 1400–1600)

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Jack Hartnell (MPIWG/V&A, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link
  • 8.12.2014 | Technical Art History Talk Series

    Technical Art History: A Farewell to the Humanities?

    Organizers MPRG “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” and the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Arjan de Koomen (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
    Time 18:00
    Contact/Link
  • 15.12.2014 | Technical Art History Talk Series

    Damage

    Organizers MPRG “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” and the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Ivan Gaskell (Bard Graduate Center, New York)
    Time 18:00
    Contact/Link
  • 16.12.2014 | Institute’s Colloquium: Materialities

    On Materiality and Epistemic Things

    Organizers Nina Lerman
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (MPIWG)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link

January 2015

  • 5.1.2015 | Technical Art History Talk Series

    Technical Art History and Materials as Markers, a 16th-Century Material Travel Log

    Organizers MPRG “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” and the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Erma Hermens (University of Glasgow)
    Time 18:00
    Contact/Link
  • 12.1.2015 | Technical Art History Talk Series

    Technical Art History and its Relation to the Conservation of Art on Paper

    Organizers MPRG “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” and the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Georg Josef Dietz (Kupferstichkabinett, SMB, Berlin)
    Time 18:00
    Contact/Link
  • 19.1.2015 | Technical Art History Talk Series

    The Technical Examination of Old Master Drawings

    Organizers MPRG “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” and the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter David Saunders (The British Museum, London)
    Time 18:00
    Contact/Link
  • 20.1.2015 | Institute’s Colloquium: Materialities

    Models, Modeling, and Knowledge Transfer in Japanese Crafts of the Early Modern Era

    Organizers Nina Lerman
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Christine Guth (Royal College of Art, London)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link
  • 26.1.2015 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Regulating the Advancement of Knowledge: Printing Privileges in the Early Dutch Republic

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Marius Buning (MPIWG)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link

February 2015

  • 17.2.2015 | Institute’s Colloquium: Materialities

    Magic in the Black Box? Anthropological Reflections on Skilled Practice, Technical Ignorance and the Materiality of Things

    Organizers Nina Lerman
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Mareile Flitsch (Völkerkundemuseum Universität Zürich)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link
  • 23.2.2015 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Pictures in the Head. Optical Arguments for and against Indirect Perception in 17th-Century England

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Philippe Hamou (MPIWG, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link

March 2015

  • 9.3.2015 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Cultures of Alloy: Technology and Community in Early Medieval Europe

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Ittai Weinryb (Bard Graduate Center, NY)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link
  • 17.3.2015 | Institute’s Colloquium: Materialities

    What do Historians want from “Materiality”? Reflections on Theory and the Humanities since the 1970s

    Organizers Nina Lerman
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Martin Collins (Smithsonian Institution)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link

April 2015

  • 13.4.2015 | Technical Art History Talk Series

    The 1930 Conference in Rome and the First Handbooks on Scientific Analysis of Artworks

    Organizers MPRG “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” and the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the University of Glasgow
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Marco Cardinali (MPIWG)
    Time 18:00
    Contact/Link
  • 21.4.2015 | Institute’s Colloquium: Materialities

    Texts, Images and Machines in the Spread of Ancient Mechanics

    Organizers Nina Lerman
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Joyce van Leeuwen (MPIWG)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link
  • 27.4.2015 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Engineering, Cartography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Pamela Long (MPIWG)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link

May 2015

  • 19.5.2015 | Institute’s Colloquium: Materialities

    Waste, Value, and Radioactive Excess in Africa

    Organizers Nina Lerman
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Gabrielle Hecht (University of Michigan)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link
  • 25.5.2015 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Perspective on Stage: Optics and Politics of Theatrical Scenery in Early Modern Europe

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Jaime Cuenca Amigo (MPIWG/Universidad de Deusto)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link

June 2015

  • 8.6.2015 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Bottled Knowledge. Reflections on Oil as a Salient Substance in Early Modern Netherlandish Painting

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Ann-Sophie Lehmann (Utrecht University)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link
  • 16.6.2015 | Institute’s Colloquium: Materialities

    Materialities Roundtable

    Organizers Nina Lerman
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Ann-Sophie Lehmann (Utrecht University), Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (University of Minnesota), Honghong Tinn (MPIWG)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link

July 2015

  • 6.7.2015 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Vernacular Mosquitoes in a Cosmopolitan World: In Defense of Global Histories of Science

    Organizers RG Dupré
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, seminar room
    Presenter Rohan Deb Roy (MPIWG/Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link

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