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    No. 70

    The Mask—Arrayed: An Interdisciplinary Project on the Materiality of a Covid-19 Icon

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    No. 69

    China in the Global System of Science

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    Energy Transition 2030: Europe's Path to Climate Neutrality (2020)

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    History of Science ON CALL: Listening, Attending, Acting

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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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Visiting Scholarships in Dept. III (Deadline Dec. 15, 2020)

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Applications open for predoctoral position in Dept. III (Deadline Jan. 3, 2021)

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"Can we trust Chinese Covid-19 science?" MPIWG scholars quoted in Observer article by Laura Spinney

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Events

The Socio-Material History of Masked Societies in East Asia: A Virtual Workshop

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Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

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Mapping China in 18th Century: Hand-drawn Maps from the "Qing Atlas Tradition" at the Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg

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Art of Judgment

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