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    Research Topic (No. 55) by Postdoctoral Fellow Hansun Hsiung

    From Electrotype to the Electric Image: Global Vision, circa 1830–1930

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    Topoi Digital Atlas of Innovations Launched

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    Article by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on "The Conversation UK”

    Why Genes Don't Hold All the Answers for Biologists

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    Book by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Staffan Müller-Wille

    The Gene: From Genetics to Postgenomics

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  • Schaefer China Technology

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    Mediathek: An Interview with Dagmar Schäfer

    The Crafting of the 10,000 Things

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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.

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Digital Atlas of Innovations presents technical and social innovations in early human history through dynamic maps

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Excellence Cluster Topoi celebrates its tenth anniversary with public event "New Perspectives on the Old World"

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Research Scholar Wilko Hardenberg begins Visiting Professorship Humboldt University

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A Market for Manuscripts: Scribal Production and Entertainment Literature in 19th Century Beijing

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Productive Sounds in Everyday Spaces: Sounds at Work in Science, Art, and Industry, 1945 to Present

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Regarding Das Terrestrische Manifest

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