Institute News

December 2014

December 16 The MPIWG has developed with the Volkswagen-Foundation guidelines on “What is Intellectual Quality in the Humanities?” Download Guidelines
December 8 Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung about the now freely accessible estate of Albert Einstein.
Go to FAS-Archive
Go to Feature Website “Einsteins Leben und Werk online”
December 4 Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, was a guest at “scobel” (3Sat-TV) on the crisis of the sciences. Go to Broadcast
December 4 New Database online: “Color Context: A Database on Color Practice and Knowledge” by the Research Group “Artist Knowledge in Early Modern Europe” (directed by Sven Dupré) and the FNRS/University of Liège. Go to Website

November 2014

November 21 Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, was awarded the “Francis Bacon Prize” 2014 of the California Institute for Technology and the Francis Bacon Foundation. Go to Website
November 10 Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, was awarded the “Médaille M.-A. Pictet” 2014 of the Société de Physique et d’Histoire naturelle de Genéve. More Information
November 10 Jenny Bangham, research scholar at the MPIWG, was awarded the “Prix M.-A. Pictet” der Société de Physique et d’Histoire naturelle de Genéve. More Information
November 4 Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, has received the “Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis” 2014. Go to the articles
November 3 Jürgen Renn, Director of the MPIWG, is interviewed on Einstein’s manuscripts by La Vanguardia. Go to article

October 2014

October 27 Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, is interviewed on the role digital media on the website of the Science Year 2014 „Digital Society“. Go to Interview
October 23 British artist Zoë Svendsen is new artist-in-residence at the MPIWG (Department III). Website

September 2014

September 24 The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.” Website
September 10 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. Website

August 2014

August 28 Jenny Bangham, Research Fellow at the MPIWG, has received the 2014 Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize in the History of the Life Sciences. Website
August 25 Jürgen Renn is interviewed by Corriere della Sera on the impact of the Renaissance on European identity. Go to Article
August 13 The MPIWG collaborates with Oklahoma University on new publishing platform “Edition Open Sources” and announces new postdoc-fellowships. Go to Press Release

July 2014

July 31 Two new interviews with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the potential for innovation in experiments and the prospects of research at universities have been published. Go To Media & Press

June 2014

June 20 Lorraine Daston has received the Lichtenberg-Medaille by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Read Article

May 2014

May 19 Article with MPIWG director Jürgen Renn about the meaning of Open Access for science on occasion of the release of the new science platform “ScienceOpen.” Go to DW-Article
May 7 Interview with Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, about natural environment and responsibility in “Psychologie heute.” Read More

April 2014

April 15 Call for papers for the workshop “Learning How: Training Bodies, Producing Knowledge” at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Go to Website
April 12 Review of the recently published MPIWG working group book How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind. The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality Go to FAZ-Article

March 2014

March 11 Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by Klaus Taschwer about new ways of reading. Read More
March 7 Memorandum on the Advancement of Digital Humanities published in Berlin. Press release and download of the memorandum (in German)

February 2014

February 24 Hans-Jörg Rheinberger has received the Marsilius Medal from the Marsilius Kolleg of the University of Heidelberg. Website
February 20 Jürgen Renn has received the Communitas-Preis by the Max Planck Society. Press Release (in German)
February 19 Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in conversation with Michael Schwab, in Experimental Systems. Future Knowledge in Artistic Research (Orpheus Institute Series, 2013). More
February 18 The MPIWG mourns the loss of Romano Nanni, Director of the Museo Leonardiano of the Biblioteca Leonardiana in Vinci. Message of Condolence

January 2014

January 31 New Call for Applications for the Sound Studies Summer School “Sound Signatures” in Berlin that is co-organized by the MPIWG (deadline March 1, 2014). Website
January 22 450 years Galileo Galilei–press release (in German) with texts by Jürgen Renn, Matteo Valleriani and Jochen Büttner. Press Release
January 14 Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by Manuela Lenzen about our understanding of nature. Go to interview
January 7 Call for papers for the fourth conference on the history of the humanities “The Making of the Humanities IV” at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. Go to Website

December 2013

December 11 “University Women's International Networks Database” (UWIND) by historian of science Christine von Oertzen (MPIWG) is now online. Go to Website
December 10 Call for papers for a special issues of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas on “Erasmian Science. The Influence on Early-Modern science of Erasmus of Rotterdam and his Legacy.” To cfp

November 2013

November 29 Jochen Büttner, director of a junior research group at TOPOI, on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk on shared knowledge in Antiquity. Read More
November 21 Article by Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Nov 21st) on the future development of the internet into an “epistemic web.” Go to FAZ-Article
November 19 The MPIWG has digitized two documentation folders by eyewitness Gerhard Simonsohn on the situation of scientists and the fate of prosecuted researchers 1933-1945. They are published at ECHO. ECHO - Cultural Heritage Online
November 12 “Der Tagesspiegel” reports on a paneldiscussion with Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, and Hermann Parzinger, President of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, on “Kulturschätze für alle.” Article
November 8 Alexander Mäder, science editor of the Stuttgarter Zeitung, is the new Journalist-in-Residence at the MPIWG. Press Release
November 7 Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by “Der Standard” on the globalization of knowledge and the role of digital humanities. Interview

October 2013

October 7 Stefanie Klamm (doctoral fellow at the MPIWG between 2006 and 2011) and Nils Güttler, doctoral fellow at the MPIWG between 2008 and 2011, have jointly received this year's “Förderpreis” of the DGGMNT. Press Release
October 1 Sarah Everts, Canadian science journalist, is the new Journalist-in-Residence at the MPIWG. Press Release

September 2013

September 24 The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.” Website
September 16 New Call for Applications for the Sound Studies Winter School “Sound Signatures” in Amsterdam that is co-organized by the MPIWG (deadline Oct. 1, 2013). Website
September 5 Mellon Foundation gives grant to the MPIWG and the University Library Göttingen (SUB) for further development of digital humanities. Press Release by SUB
September 2 New website on the Antikythera-Mechanism and on an exhibition at the MPIWG. Website

August 2013

August 5 Fabian Krämer, former predoctoral scholar at the MPIWG, has received the DHST Young Scholar's Prize at the 24th International Congress for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine for his Dissertation. Press Release of the LMU
August 5 Yulia Frumer, postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG, received the "Honorable Mention" by the DHST at the 24th International Congress for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine for her dissertation. Program

July 2013

July 8 The MPIWG is participating in the successful grant application for the Einstein- Zirkel for the development of the digital humanities in Berlin. Press Release
July 1 Viktoria Tkaczyk, Dilthey Fellowship Research Group Leader at the MPIWG, has become a member of the "Junge Akademie" of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW). Press Release

June 2013

June 25 Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, has received the honorary doctoral degree of Princeton University. Press Release
June 12 Dagmar Schäfer, professor for Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester, will be the new director of Department III at the MPIWG from August 1, 2013. Download
June 11 Klaus Taschwer, science journalist for Der Standard (Vienna), is the first journalist-in-residence at the MPIWG. Download

May 2013

May 31 In cooperation with the MPIWG, the Archimedes Exhibition in Rome was opened. More

April 2013

April 29 The MPIWG in the News: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 8, 2013. More
April 26 Award: For her book “Strategie Verständigung. Zur transnationalen Vernetzung von Akademikerinnen, 1917-1955” (Wallstein 2012), Christine von Oertzen has received the “Preis zur Förderung der Übersetzung geisteswissenschaftlicher Literatur” by the Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels. More
April 12 New preprint: Jürgen Renn, “Schrödinger and the Genesis of Wave Mechanics” More
April 2 Course List: The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.” More

March 2013

March 20 New preprints: Jens Høyrup, “Sanskrit-Prakrit interaction in elementary mathematics as reflected in Arabic and Italian formulations of the rule of three – and something more on the rule elsewhere” and “A hypothetical history of Old Babylonian mathematics: places, passages, stages, development”. More
March 13 New Publication: Jens Lachmund (postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG from 1998-2002 and 2005) has published his new book “Greening Berlin: the co-production of science, politics and urban nature.” More
March 5 New fellowships: In cooperation with the Berlin universities, the MPIWG announces eight three‐year postdoctoral fellowships. More

February 2013

February 27 New Publication: Sabine Arnaud (Research Group Director at the MPIWG) and Helge Jordheim (postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo), have published the edition “Le corps et ses images dans l' Europe du dix-huitième siècle = The body and its images in eighteenth-century Europe.” More
February 19 New preprint: “Epistemology and History. From Bachelard and Canguilhem to Today's History of Science,” (Conference). More
February 13 Award: Estelle Blaschke, Predoctoral Research Fellow at the MPIWG from November 2009 to July 2011, has received the “Forschungspreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fotografie”. More
February 6 New Job opening for a Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPIWG (W2). More

January 2013

January 30 New Call for Papers for the 13th Ischia Summer School on the History of Life Sciences (2013) on “Creating Life: From Alchemy to Synthetic Biology”. More
January 30 New Call for Papers for the “8th Scholars’ Forum Literature and History of Science”. More
January 23 New preprints: Lorraine Daston & Jürgen Renn (eds.), “Festkolloquium für Hans-Jörg Rheinberger. Beiträge zum Symposium am 24. 1. 2011 im Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte”. More
January 10 Prize: Martin Jähnert, predoctoral research fellow in Department I (“Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge”), has been awarded the Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2012. More
January 10 New announcement for a Journalist-in-Residence fellowship at the MPI for the History of Science. Download

December 2012

December 18 New announcements for three postdoctoral fellowships and three student assistants in Department II (Prof. Daston), postdoctoral fellowships in the Research Group led by Dr. de Risi, a postdoctoral fellowship in the Research Group led by Prof. Dupré, a student assistant in the excellence cluster TOPOI and a predoctoral position in the Research Group led by Dr. Arnaud. More
December 7 Prize: Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG and Head of Department II (“Ideals and Practices of Rationality”), has received the Schelling-Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. More
December 6 New Publication: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG, has published the edition “Differing routes to stem cell research: Germany and Italy.” More

November 2012

November 28 Awards at the History of Science Society Meeting: Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, received the Sarton Medal, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG, gave the Distinguished Lecture, and Dagmar Schäfer, former Research Group Director won the Pfizer Prize. Download
November 20 New Publication: Jaume Navarro, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “The History of Electron: J.J. and G.P. Thompson". More
November 9 Prize: Fabian Krämer, former scholar in Department II (Ideals and Practices of Rationality), has received the “Johann-Lorenz-Bausch-Förderpreis.” More

October 2012

October 26 New announcements for a predoctoral position in Department I (Prof. Renn), a postdoctoral fellowship in Department II (Prof. Daston), a predoctoral position in the Research Group led by Dr. Arnaud, and a student assistant for public relations. More
October 19 New preprints: Mikuláš Teich, “The Scientific Revolution Revisited,” Klaus Gottstein, “The Amaldi Conferences. Their Past and Their Potential Future,” and Mark Geller & Klaus Geus (eds.), “Productive Errors: Scientific Concepts in Antiquity (TOPOI – Dahlem Seminar for the History of Ancient Sciences)”. More
October 12 New Publication:> Christine von Oertzen, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Strategie Verständigung: zur transnationalen Vernetzung von Akademikerinnen 1917-1955.” More
October 5 Course List: The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.” Download

September 2012

September 27 With great sadness we note the death of Yehuda Elkana. More
September 21 New Publication: Jaume Navarro, research scholar in Department I, “Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge”, has published “A History of the Electron: J. J. and G. P. Thomson.” More
September 11 Award: Fabian Krämer, predoctoral fellow at the Institut between 2006 and 2010, has received the Georg-Agricola-Preis 2012 for his dissertation. More

August 2012

August 29 New Call for Papers for the conference “Visibility Matters: Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Space and Time”>, organized by the Max Planck Research Group Human Biological Diversity (V. Lipphardt). Download
August 14 New Publication: Ursula Klein, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Artisanal-scientific experts in eighteenth-century France and Germany,” special issue of the journal “Annals of Science.” More
August 14 New Publication: Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, has published the working group book “The globalization of knowledge in history.” More
August 2 New Article: Anna-Lena Scholz reports on the working group “The Learned Practices of Canonical Texts” in the newspaper Tagesspiegel (department II, Lorraine Daston). More

July 2012

July 5 New Interview: Jürgen Renn and Christoph Lehner discuss the discovery of the Higgs particle in an interview with the Tagesspiegel. More

June 2012

June 29 New announcements for a PhD-position in Department II (Prof. Daston), for postdoctoral fellowships in the Research Group led by Sven Dupré, and for the position of student assistants in the Research Group led by Sabine Arnaud and in the library. More
June 25 New Exhibition: The MPIWG participates in the exhibition of the Excellence Cluster TOPOI “Jenseits des Horizonts. Raum und Wissen in Kulturen der Alten Welt” at the Pergamon-Museum. More
June 19 MPIWG in the Excellence Initiative: The MPIWG participated in the successful renewal application of the TOPOI Excellence Cluster of the Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität as well as in the successful application of the Excellence Cluster Bild-Wissen-Gestaltung of the Humboldt-University. More
June 14 New publication: Uljana Feest and Thomas Sturm, former research fellows at the MPIWG, have edited the special edition of "Erkenntnis" on "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?" More
June 1 New cooperation: The MPIWG is participating in a new SFB “Episteme in Bewegung” at the Freie Universität Berlin. More

May 2012

May 23 New PhD Course: The MPIWG participates in the Berlin Graduate School for Ancient Studies. More
May 16 New Call for Papers for the conference Deaf World/Hearing World: Spaces, Techniques, and Things in Culture and History at the MPIWG on December 10-11, 2012. Download
May 11 New portrait: Lorraine Daston, director at the MPIWG, is being portrayed in the latest issue of MaxPlanckForschung. Download
May 9 New translation: “Objectivity” by Lorraine Daston (director at the MPIWG) and Peter Galison is now available in French. More
May 2 Exhibition: The MPIWG participates in the exhibition “Jenseits des Horizonts: Raum und Wissen in den Kulturen der Alten Welt” at the Pergamon-Museum. Download

April 2012

April 18 New preprints: Han F. Vermeulen, “Linguistik und Völkerkunde,” Alfred Gierer, “Mit Schiller gegen den ‘Egoismus der Vernunft,’” and Annette Vogt, “Die Berliner Humboldt-Universität von 1945/1946 bis 1960/1961.” More
April 13 New publication: Daryn Lehoux, former postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG, has published “What did the Romans know? An inquiry into science and worldmaking.” More
April 2 Course List: In cooperation with the Berlin universities, the MPIWG has published the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.” More

March 2012

March 28 New announcements for the position of secretary to the executive director, for an apprenticeship in the IT department, and for a receptionist. More
March 14 New announcement for the position of a Research Scholar in Department II, “Ideals and Practices of Rationality” (Prof. Daston). More
March 14 New virtual exhibition “The Antikythera Mechanism,” held at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, organized in cooperation with the excellence cluster TOPOI, is online. More
March 6 New publication: Viktoria Tkaczyk, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the MPIWG, has published “Himmels-Falten: zur Theatralität des Fliegens in der Frühen Neuzeit.” More

February 2012

February 29 New Call for Papers for the Scholars’ Forum Literature and History of Science at the MPIWG on July 7, 2012. Download
February 13 New publication: Fernando Vidal, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “The sciences of the soul: the early modern origins of psychology.” More
February 3 New Call for Papers for the conference “Perspective as Practice.” Download

January 2012

January 16 New publication: Dieter Hoffmann, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “The German Physical Society and the Third Reich: physicists between autonomy and accommodation.” More
January 9 New publications: Suparna Choudhury, Research Scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Critical neuroscience: a handbook of the social and cultural contexts of neuroscience.” Jaume Navarro, former Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Science and faith within reason: reality, creation, life and design.” More

December 2011

December 19 New publication: Sven Dupré, Max Planck Research Group Director at the MPIWG, has co-published “From earth-bound to satellite: telescopes, skills and networks.” More
December 12 New preprint: Frank W. Stahnisch has published “The emergence of Nervennahrung: Nerves, mind and metabolism in the long eighteenth century” (Preprint 421). More
December 5 Call for Papers for the workshop “Knowledge In a Box: How Mundane Things Shape Knowledge Production” (July 26-29, 2012). Download

November 2011

November 29 The MPIWG mourns the loss of Peter Damerow, long-time member of the institute. A memorial website and online condolence book have been created. More
November 18 Prize: Jürgen Renn, Executive Director at the MPIWG, has received the “Premio Anassilaos International 2011.” Download
November 11 New publication: Dagmar Schäfer, former director of a Max Planck Research Group at the MPWIG, has published the edited book “Cultures of Knowledge: Technology in Chinese History.” More

October 2011

October 31 New publication: Helge Wendt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dpt. I, has published “Die missionarische Gesellschaft: Mikrostrukturen einer kolonialen Globalisierung.” More
October 24 New preprints: Albert Presas i Puig (ed.), “A Comparative Study of European Nuclear Energy Programs” and Mathias Grote & Max Stadler (eds.), “Membranes Surfaces Boundaries. Interstices in the History of Science, Technology and Culture.” More
October 21 New publication: Dieter Hoffmann has co-authored a monograph on the history of the Max Planck Society's Fritz Haber Institute. Download
October 10 New Directory for the History of Science in Berlin. More
October 10 New Announcements for pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, writing-up-fellowships and student assistant positions. More

September 2011

September 21 Call for Papers for the workshop “Colonial Subjects of Health and Difference: Races, Populations, Diversities” (June 11-13, 2012). Download
September 1 Course List: In cooperation with the Berlin universities, the MPIWG has published the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.” More

August 2011

August 24 New publication: Sven Dupré, Research Group leader at the MPIWG, has published “Silent Messengers. The Circulation of Material Objects of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries.” More
August 24 New publication in the Open Access Series “Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge:” Elio Nenci, Research Scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Bernardino Baldi's In mechanica Aristotelis problemata exercitationes.” More

July 2011

July 15 New coverage: Interviews with Lorraine Daston and Jürgen Renn, directors of the MPIWG, have been broadcast on Deutschlandfunk and Deutsche Welle. More
July 12 New Publication: Alexander Marr, former guest at the MPIWG, has published “Between Raphael and Galileo: Mutio Oddi and the mathematical culture of late Renaissance Italy.” More
July 1 New Publication: Miki Elazar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the MPIWG, has published “Honoré Fabri and the concept of impetus : a bridge between conceptual frameworks.” More

June 2011

June 21 Dieter Hoffmann, research scholar at the MPIWG, is newly elected member of the Leopoldina (History of Science and Medicine Section). Download
June 14 New Publication: Vincenzo de Risi, Research Group Director at the MPIWG, has published “Saccheri, Gerolamo: Euclide vendicato da ogni neo.” More

May 2011

May 30 New Publication in the Open Access Series “Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge” : The Max Planck Society together with the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte has published an electronic version of “Herausforderung Energie.” Download
May 27 New Announcements for a predoctoral fellowship and four student assistant positions. More
May 23 New Publication: Christer Nordlund, researcher at the MPIWG, has published “Hormones of life : endocrinology, the pharmaceutical industry, and the dream of a remedy for sterility, 1930-1970.” More
May 6 New Announcements for a secretary and two student assistant positions. More
May 6 New Book: A new publication “Linguistic Issues in Encoding Sanscrit” by our late colleague Malcolm Hyman was published in February 2011. More

April 2011

April 20 Science in “Germany's Oxford”, a tour of the science quarter of Berlin-Dahlem Download
April 20 Award: Matteo Valleriani, research fellow at the MPIWG, will receive the Paul-Bunge-Prize 2011 for his book "Galileo Engineer". Download

March 2011

March 31 New website about the cooperations in the history of knowledge in Berlin informs about upcoming events, courses at the universities in the next semester and researchers in Berlin. More
March 22 Course List: The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new "Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte". Download
March 15 New announcements for two doctoral stipends, one writing-up fellowship, one student assistant and one trainee for information scientist. More
March 1 New Publication: Dagmar Schäfer, Max Planck Research Group Director at the MPIWG, has edited "The court and the localities: Technological knowledge circulation in the seventeenth and eighteenth century China" (in Chinese). More

February 2011

February 24 New announcements for a research fellow position and a postdoctoral fellowship for the new Max Planck Research Group (directed by Sven Dupré) and for writing-up fellowships for doctoral students in Department 2 (directed by Lorraine Daston). More
February 10 New publication Susanne Lehmann-Brauns, former doctoral student at the MPIWG, has published her monograph "Jerusalem sehen: Reiseberichte des 12. bis 15. Jahrhunderts als empirische Anleitung zur geistigen Pilgerfahrt". More
February 1 New fellowships for postdoctoral fellows (Research Group directed by Vincenzo di Risi) and for predoctoral scholars (Department 2 directed by Lorraine Daston) announced. More
February 1 New preprints published by Ilana Löwy on "Microscopic Slides", Viktor J. Frenkel on the physicist Friedrich Houtermans, and André L. Blum, John Michael Krois und Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on "Verkörperungen". More

January 2011

January 25 Bibliography of works by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is now accessible online. More
January 22 MPIWG honors Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the occasion of his 65th birthday with a colloquium. Download
January 18 New call for papers for the workshop "Neuro-Reality Check: Scrutinizing the 'Neuro-Turn' in the Humanities and Natural Sciences". Download
January 11 New Call for Papers for the Ischia Summer School 2011. Download

December 2010

December 21 New Fellowship: The new Max Planck Research Group "Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space", directed by Vincenzo di Risi, announced a call for applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. More
December 21 New Publication: New Monograph published by Thomas Schlich, former visiting fellow at the MPIWG, on "The origins of organ transplantation: surgery and laboratory science, 1880-1930". More
December 14 New Publication: Margareta Tillberg has published the monograph "A new deal: post-soviet realities meet welfare state models". More
December 9 Award: Milena Wazeck, research fellow at the MPIWG until October 2010, has received the Award of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik". More
December 7 New publications by Andreas Whütrich on "The Genesis of the Feynman diagrams" and Monika Wulz on "Erkenntnisagenten: Gaston Bachelard und die Reorganisation des Wissens". More
December 2 New Announcements for student assistant positions. More

November 2010

November 23 Award: Dieter Hoffmann, research fellow at the MPIWG, has received the "Ehrennadel" of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. More More
November 9 Call for Papers for the workshop "Endangerment and its Consequences" (7-8 October 2011). More
November 2 Award: Matteo Valleriani, research fellow at the MPIWG, will receive the Marc-Auguste-Pictet-Prize 2010 for his book "Galileo Engineer". Download

October 2010

October 26 New Publication: Karin Krauthausen and Omar Nasim have published the edited volume "Notieren, Skizzieren: Schreiben und Zeichnen als Verfahren des Entwurfs" (= Wissen im Entwurf, vol. 3). More
October 26 Award: Exhibition "Split+Splice: Fragments From the Age of Biomedicine", co-curated by Susanne Bauer, research fellow at the MPIWG, has received the "Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2010". More
October 19 New Preprint by Tobias Breidenmoser, Fynn Ole Engler, Günther Jirikowski, Michael Pohl and Dieter G. Weiss on "Transformation of Scientific Knowledge in Biology: Changes in our Understanding of the Living Cell through Microscopic Imaging" has been published and can be ordered (No. 408). More
October 4 New announcements for fellowships for the Max Planck Research Group directed by Dagmar Schäfer and for a junior research scholar position for the department directed by Lorraine Daston. More

September 2010

September 27 Award: Lorraine Daston, director at the MPIWG, receives the German Federal Cross of Merit More
September 16 Course List: The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new "Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte". More
September 7 New Preprints by Francesca Bordogna (No. 404), Christoph Hoffmann and Alexandre Métraux (No. 405), and Karin Krauthausen (No. 406) can be ordered. More
September 2 The new Annual Report of the MPIWG for 2008/2009 is published and can be downloaded or ordered. More

August 2010

August 19 New Postdoc-Fellowships are announced. More
August 19 New Book: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG, has published his book "On Historicizing Epistemology". More
August 12 New Book: Matteo Valleriani, research fellow at the MPIWG, has published his monograph "Galileo Engineer". More

July 2010

July 29 New Jobs and Stipends for a research fellow, the Lorenz-Krüger-Postdoc-Fellowship, a visiting-fellowship and a student assistant position. More
July 29 New Preprints by Matthias Schemmel on Medieval Representations of Change and Their Early Modern Application (No. 402) and by Frank W. Stahnisch on German-Speaking Émigré Neuroscientists in North America after 1933: Critical Reflections on Emigration-Induced Scientific Change (No. 403) were published. More
July 5 Architecture: the Edition Axel Menges has published a volume on the architecture of the Institute’s building. Download

June 2010

June 28 New job and stipend openings for a research fellow for the project "History of the biomedical institutes in Berlin-Buch" and fellowships for visiting fellows (research group "Historicizing Knowledge About Human Biological Diversity in the 20th century"). More
June 21 New Publication: Katja Bödeker and Carmen Hammer have published the edited volume: "Wunderforschung: Ein Experiment von Kindern, Wissenschaftlern und Künstlern" as part of a MPIWG-exhibition project. More
June 14 New Preprint by Angela Matyssek on "Überleben und Restaurierung. Barnett Newmans Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue III und Cathedra" (No. 398). It can be ordered for free. More
June 7 New Publication: Dieter Hoffmann, research fellow at the MPIWG, has published the edited volume "Max Planck und die moderne Physik". More

May 2010

May 27 Award: Lorraine Daston, director at the MPIWG, receives the medal Pour le Mérite. Download
May 26 Award: Peter McLaughlin, visiting scholar at the MPIWG, has received the Margherita-von-Brentano-Preis 2009. More
May 17 New Preprint by Fynn Ole Engler, Björn Henning and Karsten Böger on "Transformationen der wissenschaftlichen Philosophie und ihre integrative Kraft – Wolfgang Köhler, Otto Neurath und Moritz Schlick" published (No. 396); it can be downloaded for free. More
May 10 New Publication: Erika Milam, postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG in 2007 and 2008, has published her monograph on: "Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology". More
May 6 Award: Henning Schmidgen, research fellow at the MPIWG, has received the Paul-Bunge-Preis 2010. Download
May 3 New Publication: Michael Gordin, Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG, has published his monograph "Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly". More

April 2010

April 26 New Preprint by Tamás Demeter on "Hume's Experimental Method" published (No. 395) and can be ordered. More
April 15 New Publication: Ursula Klein has edited with Emma C. Spary a working group volume on "Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory." More
April 8 Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG, has published a review of Darwins anniversary year in 2009 in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. More
April 6 New Preprints published: Luis Campos and Alexander von Schwerin (eds.), Making Mutations: Objects, Practices, Contexts (No. 393), and Volkmar Schüller, Some Remarks on Prop. VIII Probl. II of Newton’s Opticks Book I Part I (No. 394). More

March 2010

March 30 Course List: The MPIWG has co-published a course list on the history of science at the Berlin universitites. More
March 23 Call for Papers for the 5th Scholar's Forum for Literature and the History of Science. More
March 16 New edited volume: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger has published with David Hyder "Science and the Life-World: Essays on Husserl's Crisis of the European Sciences". More
March 9 New Preprint by Ana Barahona, Edna Suarez-Díaz, and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (editors) on "Hereditary Hourglass. Genetics and Epigenetics, 1868-2000" (No. 392) can be downloaded. More
March 2 New Publication: Arne Schirrmacher, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published a critical edition of Philipp Lenards Autobiography. More

February 2010

February 16 Call for papers for the workshop "Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century" (September 2010). More
February 8 New Preprints by Alfred Gierer, Horst Nowacki, Jens Hoyrup, Horst-Heino v. Borzeszkowski & Renate Wahsner have been published (no. 388-391). More
February 1 Six new book publications by research fellows of the MPIWG. More

January 2010

January 25 Call for Applications for the "First European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences" (September 6-10, 2010). Download
January 21 The MPIWG joins other Max-Planck-Institutes in Berlin celebrating the Science Year 2010. The Max-Planck-Society published a press release.
January 18 New Preprint by Christoph Hoffmann and Lidia Westermann on Gottfried Benns Literaturreferate in der Berliner Klinischen Wochenschrift. Faksimileabdruck und Einführung (No. 387) can be ordered for free. More
January 11 New "Writing-Up"-Fellowships for Predocs (Dpt. 2 / Prof. Lorraine Daston) and more recent fellowship announcements and job offers. More
January 4 New Preprint published and can be ordered for free: Thomas Sturm / Uljana Feest: What (Good) is Historical Epistemology? (No. 386) More

December 2009

December 31 New Postdoctoral Fellowships and Senior Research Scholarships for Independent Research Group "Concepts and Modalities: Practical Konwledge Transmission" available. More
December 30 New preprint edited by Arne Schirrmacher on "Communicating Science in 20th Century Europe. A Survey on Research and Comparative Perspectives". More
December 29 Call for papers for Machines of Memory. The Archival Technologies and the Genealogy of “Datapower” (17th- 20th century). Download

November 2009

November 26 Call for Papers for the workshop "Membranes, Surfaces and Boundaries: interstices in the history of science, technology and culture" More
November 26 Call for papers for HQ-3 Third International Conference on the History of Quantum Physics that will take place at the MPIWG (June 28–July 2, 2010). More
November 25 MPIWG is cooperating with the Universität Jena and other Max-Planck-Institutes in the 3D-digitization of the Hilprecht-Collection. More
November 19 Job offer for direction of an Independent MPG-Research Group with Professorship for the History of Knowledge at the Freie University (deadline November 19, 2009), and other offers. More
November 1 New Preprint published by Arie Krampf on "Translation of central banking to developing countries in the postwar period: The Case of the Bank of Israel" (No. 383) and can be downloaded. More

October 2009

October 26 Call for Papers for the workshop of the Gender Studies of Science-Project: "Using and Producing Science beyond the Academy" Download
October 24 New Preprint published by Fabian Krämer on "The Persistent Image of an Unusual Centaur", Tania Munz on The "Multiple Uses of Geese in Konrad Lorenz’s Animal Behavior Studies" and Jose Pacheco on "The mathematician Norberto Cuesta Dutarirecovered from oblivion" can be ordered for free or downloaded. More
October 19 Prize: Milena Wazeck, research fellow at the MPIWG; has received the Georg-Uschmann-Preis for the History of Science of the Leopoldina. More
October 14 Prize: Veronika Lipphardt, Research Group Director at the MPIWG, has received the Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik. More
October 14 New Job offer for direction of an Independent MPG-Research Group with Professorship for the History of Knowledge at the Freie University, and other offers for postdoctoral and doctoral stipends. More

September 2009

September 30 New Publication: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Staffan Müller-Wille have published their book "Das Gen im Zeitalter der Postgenomik: eine wissenschaftshistorische Bestandsaufnahme" More
September 28 New Preprint by Anna Holterhoff on "Naturwissenschaft versus Religion? Zum Verhältnis von Theologie und Kosmologie im 18. Jahrhundert" (Preprint No. 376) can be downloaded now. More
September 25 New Publication: Horst Nowacki and Wolfgang Lefèvre, both researcher at the MPIWG, have published "Creating Shapes in Naval and Civil Architecture". More
September 25 New Publication: Milena Wazeck, a research scholar of the MPIWG, has published her study of Einstein's opponents. More
September 20 New Preprint by Ludmila Hyman on "Vygotsky on Scientific Observation" (Preprint No. 375) can be downloaded now. More
September 10 New Series: The first two edited volumes of the project "knowledge-in-the-making", a cooperation of MPIWG and the KHI, have been published. More

August 2009

August 30 Four presentations of the Neuroculture Workshop (February 2009) are now available online. More
August 25 New Publication:Barbara Wittmann, MPIWG research fellow, has edited the book "Spuren erzeugen: Zeichnen und Schreiben als Verfahren der Selbstaufzeichnung." More

July 2009

July 31 New Publication: Emmanuel Didier, MPIWG postdoctoral fellow in 2006, has published his book "En quoi consiste l'Amérique: les statistiques, le New Deal et la démocratie" More
July 25 New Publication: Oliver Schlaudt, former MPIWG predoctoral fellow in 2008, has published the edited volume "Die Quantifizierung der Natur: klassische Texte der Messtheorie von 1696 bis 1999." More

May 2009

May 30 Apply for a "writing-up" fellowship for predoctoral scholars 2009-10 at the MPIWG.
May 20 New Publication: Claudia Bührig, MPIWG research scholar until 2005, has published her study of Late Roman monumental arches. More

April 2009

April 30 New Publication: Jean-Francois Braunstein, Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG in 2008, has published "La philosophie de médicine d'Auguste Comte". More
April 25 New Publication: Kelley Wilder, MPIWG-research fellow until 2008, has published her book "Photography and Science". More

February 2009

February 25 Call for Papers for the 4th Scholars' Forum on Literature and History of Science. Download
February 20 In our discussion platform, researchers discuss new ways of using digital images. More

January 2009

January 31 The MPIWG cooperates with the University of Rostock. More
January 25 New Publication: Die Entstehung der biologischen Evolutionstheorie by Wolfgang Lefèvre More
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