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The MPIWG in the Media

“‘In alle Welt...’: Deutsche Missionen während des Kolonialismus”—Helge Wendt interviewed on aspects of social and economic history in German missionary work in Africa; WDR.

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“Eine neue Erdepoche hat begonnen”—Christian Schwägerl, former Journalist-in-Residence at the MPIWG, on the influence of the Anthropocene; Berliner Zeitung.

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“Three faculty members elected to American Philosophical Society”—Lorraine Daston member of the American Philosophical Society; UChicagoNews.

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“Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production”—report on a workshop organized by the MPIWG in cooperation with the DHI in Washington DC;

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“Den Schwarzen Löchern zuhören”—Jürgen Renn to lecture on the theory of relativity at Annual Symposium of Leibniz Kolleg, Potsdam; Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten.

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“Daten zum Stapeln”—Christine von Oertzen, Elena Aronova, and David Sepkoski on the history of Big Data in science and society; MaxPlanckForschung.

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“Thema des Tages - “Werkstatt des Wissens” im Comenius-Garten eröffnet”—New MPIWG and Comenius Garten project featured on TV.Berlin; TV.Berlin.

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“Welchen Fakten können wir trauen?”—Lorraine Daston on trust in the post-fact era; Philosophie Magazin.

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“Mathematics opens up a new, wonderful world”—Senior Research Scholar Annette Vogt interviewed on Sofia Kovalevskaya, the world’s first female professor of mathematics; Max Planck Society.

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“Was ich gesehen habe, hat meine Befürchtungen noch übertroffen”—Florian Schmaltz discusses his findings from research at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry; Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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“Wie hoch ist der Meeresspiegel?”—an interview with Wilko von Hardenberg; Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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“Die Gesetzlosigkeit des Netzes wird kaltblütig ausgenützt”—Lorraine Daston interviewed on the “post-truth” era; Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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“Mit dem Grabstichel. Ein Essay über Gaston Bachelard und Albert Flocon”—Review of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger's book “Der Kupferstecher und der Philosoph”; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Bauchgefühl ist nicht Wahrheit”—Lorraine Daston on "post-truth" and opportunities for new ideas; Tages-Anzeiger, Der Bund. Read more

“Everest is not the world’s tallest mountain – and here’s why”—Wilko von Hardenberg on divergent average sea levels; New Scientist.

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“Persecuted, Honored, and Controversial”: Alumnus Dieter Hoffmann publishes article on the academic dynasties of the GDR; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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MPIWG highlighted as “pioneer” for Artist-in-Residence program; Märkische Allgemeine.

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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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Einstein 2015

The MPIWG received wide attention in the media in the context of the centenary of the general theory of relativity. Read More

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Press Releases

Christian Schwägerl is the new Journalist in Residence at the MPIWG. Go to Press Release (January 31, 2017)

MPIWG Research Scholar Pietro Daniel Omodeo Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant. Go to Press Release (January 25, 2017)

Presentation of the publication platform of Excellence Cluster Topoi. Go to Press Release (April 11, 2016)

A Journalist in Residence fellowship will be awarded by the Excellence Cluster Topoi. Go to Press Release (February 24, 2016)

In a new public lecture series researchers present research topics from the Exzellenzcluster Topoi in Berlin museums. Go to Press Release (January 20, 2016)

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of our friend and colleague Giuseppe Castagnetti on 7 January, 2016. Obituary by Jürgen Renn.

Andreas Bernard is the new Journalist in Residence at the MPIWG. Go to Press Release (August 24, 2015)

Press Release of the Hebrew University on the joint publications by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund on the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, (July 16, 2015)

The Berliner Antike-Kolleg organizes the second Summer School on Archeology of Music (August 14–15, 2015).

TOPOI organizes an international conference on “Antike Identitäten und moderne Identifikationen” (June 15, 2015).

Research program "Die Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft" (History of the Max Planck Society/GMPG) has been launched (February 6, 2015).

International conference in Berlin, organized by Topoi on the spread of technical innovations in the 4th and 3rd millenium BC (press release in German) (November 21, 2014).

Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, was awarded the “Francis Bacon Prize” 2014 of the California Institute for Technology and the Francis Bacon Foundation (press release in German) (November 21, 2014).

The MPIWG collaborates with Oklahoma University on new publishing platform “Edition Open Sources” and announces new Postdoctoral Fellowships (August 13, 2014).

The Berliner Antike-Kolleg offers new services for research in Classical and Ancient Studies (in German) (June 26, 2014).

Berliner Antike-Kolleg at the newly constructed Archäologisches Zentrum, Press Release (in German) (March 14, 2014).

Jürgen Renn has received the Communitas-Preis from the Max Planck Society, Press Release (in German) (February 20, 2014).

450 years Galileo Galilei—press release (in German) with texts by Jürgen Renn, Matteo Valleriani, and Jochen Büttner (January 22, 2014).

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