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    “Sound & Science: Digital Histories”: A Database of Materials in the History of Acoustics

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    "Sound & Science: Digital Histories"

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    Aesthetics, Industry, and Science: Hermann von Helmholtz and the Berlin Physical Society

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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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Research Scholar Jaromir Balcar delivers lecture at Max Planck Day in Göttingen

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Research is curiosity! Events across Germany for Max Planck Day, September 14, 2018

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The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science mourns the loss of Antje Radeck

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Chinese Literati and Intellectuals on Mantic Arts: A Philosophy of Divination?

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Relating Pasts & Presents—History of Science & Social Science

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Optical Diagrams as Paper Tools: Giambattista Della Porta and the Beginnings of Modern Optics

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