• Feature Story

    No. 64

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

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  • News

    Department II

    MPIWG Extends Gratitude to Director Emerita Lorraine Daston

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  • Book

    Surprise: 107 Variations on the Unexpected

    A Volume Compiled for Lorraine Daston

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  • Book

    Open Access

    Culture and Cognition: Essays in Honor of Peter Damerow

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  • Special Issue

    Technology & Culture

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

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  • Book

    by Lorraine Daston

    Against Nature

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    Digital Resource

    Research Infrastructure for the Study of Eurasia (RISE) Database Launched

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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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Appeal for climate action by director Jürgen Renn in Tagesspiegel

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Research Group Leader Alexander Blum in Spiegel Online on the history of the Nobel Prize

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Research Scholar Roberto Lalli to deliver keynote lecture at Berlin Science Week (November 4, 2019)

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Events

Anthropocene and Public Health

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Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism

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Local Science, Imperial Knowledge: Disasters in the Thirteenth Century

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The Construction of "Ancient Chinese Climatology" in the Practice of Phenology

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