•  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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  • Mediathek

    Dan David Prize Interview

    Laureates in Review: Lorraine Daston

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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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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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Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in Neue Zürcher Zeitung on research in the "knowledge society"

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Director Lorraine Daston interviewed for Haaretz on religion and science

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

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Media History and Its Objects​

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Moving Crops

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Of Lexical Shells and Textual Monstrosities: Tales of Translation in Late Imperial China

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