• Meandering Mississippi. Map by Harold N. Fisk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1944 | Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River.

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    No. 62

    The Mississippi Project: Disclosing the Anthropocene in the American Heartland

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    Surprise: 107 Variations on the Unexpected

    A Volume Compiled for Lorraine Daston

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    Edited Volume by Carla Bittel, Elaine Leong, and Christine von Oertzen

    Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge

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    Edited Volume by Katrin Klingan and Christoph Rosol

    Technosphäre

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    by Lorraine Daston

    Against Nature

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    Research Infrastructure for the Study of Eurasia (RISE) Database Launched

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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 a historical epistemology in their studies of how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged.

 

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Applications sought for event series “History for Physics": Quantum Foundations, deadline July 31, 2019

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Collaborative Einstein Center Chronoi, Berlin, to open June 25, 2019

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Applications open for Anthropocene Campus Lisboa: Parallax, deadline September 15, 2019

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The Silkworm Project

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Premodern Experience of the Natural World in Translation

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