Events

April 2014

  • 24.4.2014 | Seminar Series “Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation”

    Doomed to Die: Endangered Races, Science and Modern Settler Colonialism

    Organizers MPIWG, RG “Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation”
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, Room 005
    Presenter Sadiah Qureshi (University of Birmingham)
    Time 14:00
    Contact/Link
  • 29.4.2014 | Colloquium Research Group “Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space”

    Geometrizing World Images. How Geometry Shaped R.J. Boscovich’s Natural Philosophy

    Organizers Vincenzo de Risi
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Luca Guzzardi (Università di Pavia)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link

May 2014

  • 5.5.2014 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Modeling, Experimenting, Conserving – Different Uses of Wax in Early Modern Anatomy

    Organizers MPIWG, Max Planck Research Group “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin (Seminarraum)
    Presenter Jenny Boulboullé (MPIWG, University of Amsterdam)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link
  • 6.5.2014 | Colloquium Research Group “Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space”

    Frege’s Grundlagen §64 and the Mathematical Practice of Definitions by Abstraction in the Nineteenth Century

    Organizers Vincenzo de Risi
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Paolo Mancosu (University of California, Berkeley)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link
  • 13.5.2014 | Colloquium Research Group “Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space”

    On the Early History of Subterranean Geometry. Elements of Context and Possible Influences

    Organizers Vincenzo de Risi
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Thomas Morel (Technische Universität Berlin)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link
  • 13.5.2014 | Series “Histories of Planning – Werkstattgespräche”

    Knowledge in the Context of Planning: Examples from Prussia

    Organizers Dep. III (Dagmar Schäfer)
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Ursula Klein
    Time 10:30
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  • 20.5.2014 | Institute's Colloquium

    Secundum Quid and Contingentia: Scholastic Concepts in Early Modern Physics

    Organizers MPIWG, organised by David Sepkoski and Elaine Leong
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Pietro Omodeo (MPIWG)
    Time 15:00
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  • 22.5. - 23.5.2014 | Conference

    Language, Norms, and Vulberability

    Organizers In Cooperation with the Centre Marc Bloch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Address Centre Marc Bloch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Contact/Link
  • 28.5.2014 | Colloquium Research Group “Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space”

    On Euler’s Spherical Geometry

    Organizers Vincenzo de Risi
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Athanase Papadopoulos (Université de Strasbourg)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link

June 2014

  • 2.6.2014 | Predoc Conference

    Land Ahoy!

    Organizers MPIWG, Department I
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Paul Stefan Trzeciok, Anna Jerratsch, Rodolfo Garau, Hajime Inaba, Marta Jordi Taltavull, Martin Jähnert, Anna Perlina, Martin Fechner
    Time 9:00
    Contact/Link
  • 10.6.2014 | Institute's Colloquium

    Leibniz Editions and Narrative Repetition in the History of Science

    Organizers MPIWG, organised by David Sepkoski and Elaine Leong
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Presenter Andre Wakefield (Pitzer College and MPIWG)
    Time 15:00
    Contact/Link
  • 16.6.2014 | Talk

    What is a concept?

    Organizers Max Planck Research Group “The Construction of Norms in 17th- to 19th-Century Europe and the United States”
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265
    Notes In his book ‘Concepts. Introduction à l’analyse’ (Ed. du Cerf, 2010, rep. Flammarion, 2013), Jocelyn Benoist has put forward a theory of concepts drawing on the resources of the contemporary philosophy of language and mind. He treats concepts as normative structures defining the multifarious ways of our commitments to reality. He emphasizes their flexibility, their boundedness, and their historicity. Thus, he wants to lay the foundation for what he calls a contextualist philosophy of mind. In his talk he will summarize the essential results of the book. He will particularly focus on the problem of the ‘generality’ of concepts. He will debunk some usual misinterpretations of that essential property, and show how, if correctly interpreted, it squares with contextuality.
    Presenter Jocelyn Benoist, Professor of Philosophy at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Time 17:00
    Contact/Link
  • 16.6.2014 | Symposium

    Walther Nernst (25. Juni 1864 Briesen – 18. November 1941 Zibelle)

    Organizers Dieter Hoffmann und Hans-Georg Bartel
    Address Magnus-Haus, Am Kupfergraben 7, 10117 Berlin
    Presenter Helmut Baumgärtel (Freie Universität Berlin); Jeremiah James (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München); Werner Ebeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Helge Kragh (Aarhus University, Dänemark); Jeffrey Johnson (Villanova University, PA/USA); Peter Donhauser (Technisches Museum Wien); Dieter Hoffmann (MPI für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin); Hans-Georg Bartel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Gerhard Ertl (Fritz Haber Institut Berlin)
    Time 12:30
    Contact/Link
  • 23.6.2014 | Colloquium “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”

    Giuseppe Salviati‘s Libro Dei Suoni: Painting and Knowledge in Late Renaissance Venice

    Organizers MPIWG, Max Planck Research Group “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe”
    Address MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin (Seminarraum)
    Presenter Mattia Biffis (Casva, Washington DC)
    Time 16:00
    Contact/Link

July 2014

  • 4.7.2014 | Scholars’ Forum

    9th Scholars’ Forum Literature and History of Science

    Organizers Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Notes For more information and registration, please contact Antje Gebhardt or Lorenz Becker.
    Time 10:00
    Contact/Link

August 2014

  • 19.8.2014 | Talk

    Sound Signatures in Recorded Voices: Speaker Identification at the Stasi Headquarters, 1960s-1980s

    Organizers Viktoria Tkaczyk
    Address Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Jägerstraße 22-23, 10117 Berlin, Einsteinsaal
    Notes Please register for attending the event (see contact below).
    Presenter Karin Bijsterveld (Maastricht)
    Time 18:30
    Contact/Link
  • 21.8.2014 | Talk

    The Roaring ‘Twenties’: Noise in New York City circa 1930

    Organizers Viktoria Tkaczyk
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Notes Please register for attending the event (see contact below).
    Presenter Emily Thompson (University of Princeton)
    Time 18:30
    Contact/Link
  • 18.8. - 22.8.2014 | Summer School

    Sound Signatures

    Organizers Carolyn Birdsall, Myles Jackson, Mara Mills, Viktoria Tkaczyk
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Notes This is a non-public event.
    Contact/Link

September 2014

  • 19.9. - 20.9.2014 | Workshop

    Reading How-To

    Organizers Sven Dupré (MPIWG), Elaine Leong (MPIWG), Doris Oltrogge (CICS)
    Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
    Notes It is possible to observe the workshop, but space is limited, if you wish to attend please contact officedupré.
    Contact/Link

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