• Map of Korean Demilitarized Zone

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    No. 68

    Ecologizing the Korean Demilitarized Zone: Fields, Animals, and Science during the Cold War

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    Bayerischer Rundfunk: Alpha-Demokratie

    Jürgen Renn: Corona – eine Chance für den Klimaschutz

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    Leopoldina Advocates a Sustainable Approach to Tackling the Coronavirus Pandemic

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    History of Science ON CALL: Listening, Attending, Acting

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  • Humanly Impossible. Herbert Bayer (self-portrait)

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    No. 67

    The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene

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  • Prof. Dagmar Schäfer working amongst books

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    Executive Director Dagmar Schäfer Awarded Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2020

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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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Chinese-language "History of Science Reader” praised in Shanghai Review of Books

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"When Historians and Computer Engineers Collaborate in Research": Dagmar Schäfer interviewed in 澎湃新闻

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The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science mourns the loss of Robert K. Englund

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Events

CANCELED: Nuclear Diplomacy: How Knowledge Becomes Worthy of Global Circulation

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What One Should Know about a Locality: Analyzing Knowledge Categories from the Chinese Local Gazetteers

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The Crowd: Digital Prosopography of Public Participation in Science

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