• Plan de la Colonie de La Goulette from Gallica

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    Epidemics in Context: Cholera and Plague in North Africa (1798–1919)

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    Women in Science (No. 1)

    Dr. Dora Ilse: The Senses of Butterflies

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    Recipes and Everyday Knowledge

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  • Jürgen Renn Interview BMBF Eine Revolution der Geisteswissenschaften

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    Open Access: Eine Revolution der Geisteswissenschaften

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    Quantum Gravity in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: A Sourcebook

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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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Dieter Hoffmann in der Tagesspiegel on the 150th anniversary of Fritz Haber's birth

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Department III accepting applications for Visiting Scholarships (deadline January 31, 2019)

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Research Group Leader Alexander Blum interviewed by "Radio Eins" on Albert Einstein's correspondence

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Planning and Counter-Planning Keywords Manual Editors’ Meeting

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Documenting Impermanence: Five Centuries of Mapping Transient Fishing Stations in Newfoundland, Canada

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Data and the Quest for Facts: Empirical Knowledge in the Age of Big and Open Data

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