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    Institute's Colloquium 2023–24

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    Let’s Talk about Gender!

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  • Photograph of Tilli Tansey, Lesley Rees, Howard Morris, and John Hughes at the Witness Seminar “Endogenous Opiates” held by the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Group

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    Commoning Biomedicine: An Open Source Network for Oral Histories Online

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    Podcast

    Science Social

    Science Social Special: There Is No One History of Science (But It’s All Interconnected)

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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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Research, Administration, and Journalist Fellowship positions

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Nominations and self-nominations sought for position of Director at the MPIWG

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Tamar Novick awarded the ASEH George Perkins Marsh Prize for her book Milk and Honey

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Events

Noise as (Environmental) Knowledge

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Thinking from the Substrate

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On Obstacle Courses and Other Racings (or an Outburst about Reusing 3D Models of Cultural Heritage Objects for Research and Conservation)

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Metaphysics beyond Ontology and Aesthetics

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