Dagmar Schäfer’s book The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China awarded prize at the East China Outstanding Philosophical and Social Science Book Conference, Nanjing.
New Call for Papers for the workshop “Resources and Economies of Knowledge in the Anthropocene” organized by Nadine Heé (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin) and Helge Wendt (MPIWG, Berlin)
The Chinese edition of Dagmar Schäfer´s book “The Crafting of The 10000 Things” ranked the 4th in “The 10 Best Books of 2015” of Jiangsu People´s Publishing House.
Jürgen Renn co-authored with Diana K. Buchwald and Hanoch Gutfreund a newspaper article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Feb 17, 2016) on the context of Einstein’s gravitational wave research. Read more
Call for papers for the workshop “From Knowledge to Profit? Scientific Institutions and the Commercialization of Science,” organized by the research program “History of the Max Planck Society.”
New Call for Papers for the 11th Graduate Workshop Literature and History of Science at the MPIWG on July 15, 2016.
In a new public lecture series researchers present research topics from the Exzellenzcluster Topoi in Berlin museums.
“Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015” was awarded to “Rice: Gobal Networks and New Histories,” co-edited by Dagmar Schäfer.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of our friend and colleague Giuseppe Castagnetti on 7 January 2016.
Dagmar Schäfer and Francesca Bray are interviewed on “Rice: Global Networks and New Histories.”
Survey on the ten best articles on history of science is still open until December 15 that is organized by the MPIWG with a several history of science associations.
“The Invention of Science,” Lorraine Daston has reviewed the book by David Wooton; The Guardian.
MPIWG co-organizes with the Albert-Einstein-Institute two conferences on the centenary of the theory of General Relativity (Nov. 30-Dec.5).
Sabine Arnaud, Max Planck Research Group Director, has received the prize of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques for her book L’Invention de l’hysterie au siecle des Lumieres. Go to Website
Jürgen Renn and Michel Janssen in the recent issue of physics today on “Arch and scaffold: How Einstein found his field equations.”
The initiative “Historikerlabor e.V.” has received for the documentary theater play “Die Endlösung der Zigeunerfrage,” supported by Department I of the MPIWG, the Hans-Frankenthal-Preis 2015. Go to Website
“Prize awarded to University Historian of Science,” Dr. Christian Reiß (University of Regensburg) was awarded the prize, Förderpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik (DGGMNT), for his doctoral thesis on the Axolotl.
Michel Jansen and Jürgen Renn in "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" on "Einsteins Weg zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" (in German).
Jürgen Renn in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (27th of September 2015) on the historical context of the theory of relativity (in German).
The second edition of the Anthropocene Campus to be held from April 15 to 23, 2016 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin launches a call for applications.
Call for papers for the workshop "Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century" (September 2010).
Memorial Website for Peter Damerow
The MPIWG mourns the loss of Peter Damerow, long-time member of the institute. A Memorial Website and Online Condolence Book have been created.