department iii

Tree of Knowledge HaK133, painting by Hilma af Klint, courtesy of The Hilma af Klint Foundation _ Photo_Moderna Museet-Stockholm.

Abt. III

Artifacts, Action, Knowledge

Direktorin Dagmar Schäfer

T +49 30 22667 151

Department III studies the history of knowledge and action considering the changing role of artifacts: texts, objects, and spaces. Our research collectively examines the processes and structures by which people grappled with the materiality of existence. Through the analysis of everyday actions, we interrogate the boundaries and intersections between the inner workings of objects and all domains of life. Together these approaches allow us to pursue inquiries into historical epistemologies of action. Our research structure has three entry points: artifacts (things), action (making), knowledge (work). 

Quellenbezogene Initiativen

Veranstaltungen für Department III

"Childbirth Technologies"— Reading Group


Nachrichten & Presse

Sonja Brentjes erhält Preis der Annemarie-Schimmel-Stiftung für Islamische Studien


MPIWG sucht Studentische Hilfskraft mit Chinesisch-, Deutsch- und Englischkenntnissen


Postdoctoral Fellow, “Visualization of the Heavens” Projekt (Bewerbungsfrist: 30. September 2022)