•  Threads of Global Desire Silk in the PreModern World

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    Edited Book by Dagmar Schäfer, Giorgio Riello, and Luca Molà

    Threads of Global Desire: Silk in the Pre-Modern World

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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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  • 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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Lectures and masterclasses on “Space” and “Knowledge in Translation,” organized by researchers at Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge

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Director Lorraine Daston awarded the prestigious Dan David Prize in Tel Aviv

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Article on Director Lorraine Daston being awarded the Israeli Dan David prize

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On Virtues and Vices of Axiomatic Quantum Theory

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Is the Anthropocene Soluble in Ontological Pluralism?

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Decolonizing the Plan

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