• Detail of page taken from the recipe book of Margaret Boscawen (d. 1688)) and Bridget Fortescue (1666-1708). Devon Heritage Cente, 1262M/0/FC6.

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    No. 65

    Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge

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    No. 64

    Lorraine Daston: Twenty-Four Years of the History of Rationality

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    No. 63

    Elephant Ivory, Zoos, and Extinction in the Age of Imperialism (1870s–1940s)

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  • 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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    Natural Knowledge and Aristotelianism at Early Modern Protestant Universities

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    Listening to the Archive: Sound Data in the Humanities and Sciences

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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 open for Media Officer position (deadline December 10, 2019)

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Rachel Waldholz joins the MPIWG as Journalist in Residence

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Director Jürgen Renn on Leonardo da Vinci for RBB Kultur

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The Global History of the Swing

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Knowing an Empire: Imperial Science in Early Modern Chinese and Spanish Empires

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Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism

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