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    Leibniz Award

    Dagmar Schäfer

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award Ceremony 2020 (in German)

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  • Science Social Podcast by MPIWG

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    Science Social: Conversations on History, Science, and Society

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  • collage of Masks of Desire

    Feature Story

    No. 70

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

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  • Tu Youyou Nobel Prize Winner China

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    No. 69

    China in the Global System of Science

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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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News & Press

Erdöl: Ein Atlas der Petromoderne by Benjamin Steininger and Alexander Klose featured on Bayern 2

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Director Dagmar Schäfer elected member of Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech)

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MPIWG at International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH), December 1–4, 2020

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Events

Signification in Ancient Greek Philosophy

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Measuring the Earth Discussion Group

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Formal or Material? Gauge and the Gravity-Electromagnetism Analogy

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Cultural Translation Processes in 16th Century Tunisia: The Case of ´Alī B. Aḥmad B. Muḥammad Al-Sharafī from Sfax

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