Visiting Scholarships in Dept. III (Deadline July 31, 2021)

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin—Department III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, directed by Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer—offers several Visiting Scholarships (residential, 3–12 months) to take place in the period January 1 to December 31, 2021.

We invite scholars to apply for participation in the project “Agriculture and the Making of Sciences (1100–1700)” of Department III. In 2021, the project’s focus will be on the broader theme of “soil.” We welcome researchers working on practices related to soil, such as its classification, fertilization, maintenance, and commodification, as well as how these practices were in relation to fields of knowledge and practices other than agriculture, in the history of East and Southeast Asia, Inner Asia and the Middle East and North Africa.