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    No. 66

    De Sphaera: Epistemic Communities Shaping Scientific Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

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  • Detail of page taken from the recipe book of Margaret Boscawen (d. 1688)) and Bridget Fortescue (1666-1708). Devon Heritage Cente, 1262M/0/FC6.

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    No. 65

    Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge

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  • Feature Story

    No. 64

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

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    No. 63

    Elephant Ivory, Zoos, and Extinction in the Age of Imperialism (1870s–1940s)

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  • Meandering Mississippi. Map by Harold N. Fisk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1944 | Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River.

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    No. 62

    The Mississippi Project: Disclosing the Anthropocene in the American Heartland

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  • Book

    by Pietro Omodeo

    Natural Knowledge and Aristotelianism at Early Modern Protestant Universities

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    Technology & Culture

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

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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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News & Press

Director emerita Lorraine Daston interviewed in The Los Angeles Review of Books

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MPIWG announced as partner of the New Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD)

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Department I Project "Mississippi: An Anthropocene River" featured on Österreich 1

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Events

Post-colonial Network of Science and Technology in Cold War Asia: Toward a New Framework

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Premodern Conversations

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Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism

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Thinking with Sound: A New Program in the Sciences and Humanities around 1900

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