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    “Sound & Science: Digital Histories”: A Database of Materials in the History of Acoustics

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    by Dieter Hoffmann

    Einsteins Berlin (in German)

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  • Jürgen Renn Interview BMBF Eine Revolution der Geisteswissenschaften

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    Open Access: Eine Revolution der Geisteswissenschaften

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    Quantum Gravity in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: A Sourcebook

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    "Sound & Science: Digital Histories"

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Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin is one of the more than 80 research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society. It is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena. Researchers pursue an historical epistemology in their studies of how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged.

News & Press

History Today praises book Threads of Global Desire by Dagmar Schäfer, Giorgio Riello, and Luca Molà

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Report on MPIWG collaboration with Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) Workshop 2018

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Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Announces Journalists-in-Residence 2018–19

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Events

Lise Meitner in Berlin – 30 Jahre Forschungen zu physikalischen Grundlagen

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50 Years of HPS. A Philosopher’s Perspective

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Oral History and the History of Scientific Practice in India: A Difficult Dialogue?

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