Doktorand*innen

Die Doktorand*innen des Max-Planck-Instituts für Wissenschaftsgeschichte arbeiten an Dissertationsprojekten, die einen wesentlichen Teil der Forschungsprojekte des Instituts bilden. Alle Doktorand*innen des MPIWG gehören einer Abteilung, einer Forschungsgruppe oder der Internationalen Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) des Instituts an und unternehmen ihre Forschung als Teil der Forschungsaktivitäten ihrer Einheit. Zudem treffen sich alle Doktorand*innen im Rahmen der abteilungsübergreifenden Aktivitäten des Instituts zu einem monatlichen Kolloquium. Während dieser Treffen stellt gewöhnlich eine Person ihre Arbeit oder Arbeitsproben vor, je nach Stand ihrer Dissertation, oder es werden ausgewählte Texte oder Filme diskutiert. Der Rahmen ist informell gehalten, um den Doktorand*innen einen offenen und kooperativen Rahmen zum Austausch untereinander zu bieten. Zudem dienen die Treffen dem Gespräch über das Leben und Arbeiten als Doktorand*in im Allgemeinen und in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft im Besonderen. 

Neben dem monatlichen Kolloquium sind alle Doktorand*innen des Instituts eingeladen, sich den "Writing Wednesdays" anzuschließen, die jeden Mittwoch ganztägig im Seminarraum der IMPRS in der Boltzmannstraße 16 stattfinden.

Die Aktivitäten der Doktorand*innen am Institut werden von der Wissenschaftlichen Koordinatorin der IMPRS koordiniert, Sophie Schwarzmaier, zusammen mit dem Doktorand*innenvertreter des Instituts, Christopher Klauke. Sie dienen auch als Kontaktpersonen bei Fragen zum Leben und Arbeiten als Doktorand*in am MPIWG.

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Group Foto of MPIWG Predoctoral Fellows

MPIWG Predoctoral Fellows 2022–23. Source: MPIWG, September 2022

Doktorand*innen

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2020-31 Mai 2024)

Internationalization or Centralized Control? Managing International Research Cooperation with Chinese Characteristics

astrelcova@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mai 2022-30 Apr 2025)

Assessing Certainty without Certainty: On the Use of Technical Tools for Assessing the Methodological Quality of Biomedical Research Data and its Role in the Emergence of Scientific Dissent

sbrausch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Okt 2023-31 Mar 2027)

Women in British and American astronomical fieldwork in the nineteenth century

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Dez 2025)

Definition and division in medieval Latin commentaries on Aristotle’s Historia animalium and De partibus animalium

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2020-5 Feb 2025)

An Interplay between Chinese Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine from the 18th to Early 20th Century

rdu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2022-28 Feb 2026)

“Usual Suspects” in “Unusual Locations”: Infrastructure, Maintenance, and Expertise in the Late Ottoman Empire (1855–1922)

zecempulas@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2022-28 Feb 2026)

Ignorance in the Age of Text: “Ignorant” Readers and Their Reading in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

jhellstenius@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mai 2021-30 Apr 2025)

Premodern Agricultural Knowledge in New Persian

rthowey@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2022-28 Feb 2026)

The Politics of Music Capturing. Music Information Retrieval and Ethnomusicological Research, 1900–1970

cklauke@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (17 Aug 2020-16 Aug 2024)

Imaginaries of Artificial Intelligence: Framing Governance in Germany, China, and the US

ymao@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2022-28 Feb 2026)

Science before Nature: An Epistemology of Perspectives in the Commentaries of Cuneiform Scholarly Traditions

saquaijtaal@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Okt 2023-31 Mar 2027)

Tracing an Epistemic Genre: Premodern Arabic Recipe Collections as Resources of Knowledge

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2023-31 Aug 2026)

Contestation of Knowledge in the Collection and Exhibition of Indigenous Objects by Catholic Mission Museums

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2023-31 Dez 2025)

The Strange as Knowledge: Collections of the Anomalous and Marvellous within Late-Imperial Leishu (1600-1900)

nktsui@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (9 Sep 2022-8 Mar 2026)

Colorful Encounters: Nature, Science, and Dyes between Europe and China, 1880–1950

lzeng@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Gastdoktorand*innen

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2024-30 Sep 2025)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Feb 2023-30 Jun 2024)

Erfassung der Psyche und Einhegung von Körperlichkeit: Die Geschichte apparativen, psychologischen Testens und das Verhältnis von Hand- und Kopfarbeit

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (3 Jul 2023-22 Sep 2023)

“Arsenic Valley”: Cultural Histories of Environmentalism and Computing

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2023-31 Mar 2024)

Latin-into-Hebrew: Medieval Natural Science across Linguistic Boundaries

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Dez 2022-31 Aug 2024)

Standardization in Post-War Life Sciences

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2020-30 Sep 2025)

The Geopolitics of Chinese Arctic Research

taeiterjord@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2023-31 Jul 2024)

Fabricating Modern Fibers: Metaphors, Models, and Artifacts in Molecular Biology, 1920-1958

efreedman@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (16 Jan 2023-31 Dez 2024)

Doctoral candidate at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg Research Fellow at Ca' Foscari Università Venezia in the ERC-project Early Modern Cosmology Editorial Manager for Verum Factum: Studies and Sources on Political Epistemology (EOA book series).

The Unity of Science in the Anthropocene

sfreyberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2022-31 Jan 2025)

The Classical Age of Quantum Gravity: from Dirac to Wheeler

sfurlan@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2023-29 Feb 2024)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2023-31 Jan 2025)

Historical epistemology and the evolution of the ether

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Jul 2020-30 Sep 2025)

Forging ahead under a Changing Sky: Meteorological Services and Crop Seed Breeding as Climate Change Adaptation in China

jgrossebley@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2023-31 Aug 2026)

Cellulosenitrat: Eine Materialgeschichte der Geisteswissenschaften, 1849–1951

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Nov 2020-30 Sep 2025)

Scientific Journals and the Transparency of Research: From 20th Century to Open Science

mmhan@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mai 2023-31 Okt 2023)

Scientific Controversies as a Window to Modeling Processes in the Life

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2023-31 Aug 2026)

Beyond Leaves: Cultivating Knowledge in Books of Hours (1470–1520)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2023-31 Aug 2024)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (25 Dez 2022-31 Jul 2024)

Open Science in University-Industry Research Collaboration in the EU and China

aslattu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (10 Dez 2023-10 Dez 2024)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (27 Jan 2023-29 Feb 2024)

CorDeep and the Sacrobosco Dataset: Detection of Visual Elements in Historical Documents

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2024-1 Mar 2024)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Okt 2023-30 Nov 2023)

Fundamental Physics and Empiricism. The Plausibility of Cosmic Inflation

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Dez 2022-30 Nov 2023)

Philip Anderson Against the Big Machines: And How Emergence Made its Way into Physics

ngargante@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2023-31 Aug 2026)

Agrochemical Transformations and their Knowledge Resources in Egypt, 1882–1952

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2023-31 Dez 2023)

"Servants of Science:" The Making and Unmaking of Chimpanzees as Laboratory Animals in the 20th Century

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-31 Dez 2024)

Symbiotic Worlding: Theories and Practices of Coexistence in Lynn Margulis and Donna Haraway

srodeck@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Okt 2023-31 Mar 2024)

Rare Earth: Gemstones, Geohistories, and Commercial Geography Between Southeast Asia and Europe, c. 1600-1750

csabel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2021-31 Dez 2023)

Die Erwirtschaftung des Anthropozäns? Die Rolle des modernen Wirtschaftens in den Entwicklungsdynamiken zur Entstehung des Anthropozäns: Ursprünge und neue Wege

gschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (17 Okt 2022-31 Okt 2023)

NFDI4Objects: Research Data Infrastructure for the Material Remains of Human History

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2021-31 Jul 2025)

The Evolution of Visual Language in Early Modern Cosmology

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Okt 2023-31 Dez 2024)

The Analysis, Interpretation, and Mediation of History Using Digital Research Methods and Tools. An Investigation into their History-Producing Mechanisms

asiebold@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2023-31 Okt 2024)

The Other Ancient Egypt. Writing Histories in the Sciences and Humanities of Deep Time, 1800-1920.

asimon-stickley@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2021-31 Dez 2023)

A “Fair Trade” of Knowledge? Ipecacuanha as an Example of Practices of Knowledge Exchange Between South America and Europe, 16th-19th Centuries

sspielmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Okt 2023-31 Okt 2024)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2020-30 Jun 2024)

The Coimbra Commentaries' Doctrine of Sense Perception

ytao@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2023-30 Sep 2025)

Number Governance: The Institutionalization of Journal Metrics in the Chinese Science Assessment

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Nov 2023-14 Nov 2024)

The Evolution of Social Sciences in China since the late 1970s

xyang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (3 Jan 2024-3 Jan 2025)

Comparative Study of Mission-Oriented R&D Organizations

xizhou@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de