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    Institute's Colloquium 2023–24

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  • Photograph of Tilli Tansey, Lesley Rees, Howard Morris, and John Hughes at the Witness Seminar “Endogenous Opiates” held by the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Group

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    No. 85

    Commoning Biomedicine: An Open Source Network for Oral Histories Online

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    Let’s Talk about Gender!

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    Feature Story

    No. 84

    Knowledge Systems and Collective Life: A New Approach to the Study of Science and Politics

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  • A depiction of oxygen, carbon and water cycles in nature and another with members of a conference raising their hands

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    No. 83

    The Social Side of a Scientific Breakthrough: Fritz Haber, Walther Nernst, and the Discovery of Ammonia Synthesis 1830–1930

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    Science Social

    Science Social Special: There Is No One History of Science (But It’s All Interconnected)

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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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Nominations and self-nominations sought for position of Director at the MPIWG

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Tamar Novick awarded the ASEH George Perkins Marsh Prize for her book Milk and Honey

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Interview on NursingClio with Research Scholar Jesse Olszynko-Gryn about the history of pregnancy testing

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Events

Celestial Globes in Your Hands

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Corals and Lexical Life in the Lakshadweep Islands of India

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Approaching, Translating, and Engaging Cosmology

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Experimenting with Socio-Material Relations: Rural Meteorological Services and its Integration into Agricultural Practices in China

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