• Engraved Frontispiece to John Palmer

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    Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Science

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  • Chapter from al-Māturīdī’s Kitāb al-Tawḥīd

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    Knowing the Unobservable: Analogies and Analogical Reasoning in Premodern Islamic Theology

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  • FS72_General Relativity_Cover

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    No. 72

    From the Renaissance of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity to the Confirmation of the Black Hole Paradigm

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    No. 71

    Local Gazetteers Research Tools (LoGaRT): A Digital Resource for Researching Chinese History

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  • Science Social Podcast by MPIWG

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    Science Social: Conversations on History, Science, and Society

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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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Berlin’s history of knowledge course list (KVV) for summer semester 2021 now online

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Call for applications for the "Anthropocene Campus Venice 2021," deadline April 25, 2021

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Call for participation in "Visualizations of the Heavens" Database Summer workshops

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Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

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Practicing Astral Sciences, Practicing Power

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Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialisms

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Pandemic Polities: Science Governance in Democratic and Authoritarian Regimes

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