• 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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  • Leonardo da Vinci, hot air balloons. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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    No. 61: Exhibitions with Museo Galileo and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

    Leonardo da Vinci’s Intellectual Cosmos

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    Max Planck Society on MPIWG Exhibition "Leonardo and His Books"

    Leonardo da Vinci – im Spiegel seiner Bibliothek

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

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    Launch of Open Access Collection: Rare Local Gazetteers at Harvard-Yenching Library

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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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"Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta," New Orleans (Nov. 10–16, 2019), deadline May 15, 2019

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Postdoctoral Fellow position, "Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene," deadline June 15, 2019

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Director Jürgen Renn interviewed by Deutschlandfunk Kultur on Leonardo da Vinci's "intellectual cosmos"

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Digital Humanities and Classical Studies: Prospects and Challenges

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Casebooks Project

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Newspaper Article about Entomologist Nawa Yasushi 名和靖

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