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    The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene

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    History of Science ON CALL: Listening, Attending, Acting

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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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    The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene

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    No. 66

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

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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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MPIWG's History of Science "ON CALL" project featured on Max Planck Society's Newsroom

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Director Emerita Lorraine Daston quoted in New York Times on embracing uncertainty during Covid-19

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Berlin’s history of knowledge course list (KVV) for summer semester 2020 now online

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Events

The Use of al-Idrisi's (d. c. 1165) Geographical Oeuvre in the Extant Products of the Mapmaking Workshops of the Sharafi Family in Sfax and Qayrawan during the 16th Century

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CANCELED: Premodern Conversations

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Repertorium Academicum Germanicum

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Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism

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