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The Zhao Yu Tu (“map of the area of the mausoleum”), excavated in the late 1970s in Pingshan County, south-central Hebei Province. Hebei Provincial Museum at Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China.

Dept. III

Artefacts, Action, & Knowledge

Director: Dagmar Schäfer

T +49 30 22667 151
 

Department III studies the history of knowledge and action. The two main areas of interest are the processes and structures that lead to varying configurations of collaborative and individual bodies of knowledge as well as the changing role of artefacts—texts, objects, and spaces—in the creation, diffusion, and use of scientific and technological knowledge. Research cases include Asian cultures and the premodern era. In addition to individual projects, Working Groups are dedicated, at different levels of detail, to gathering together scholars interested in specific issues within larger themes.

Research Themes

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Histories of Planning
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The Body of Animals
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News & Press

The Bare Necessities: Histories of Provisioning from the Second World War to the Present

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World Factory webt die unerzählten Geschichten von Menschen zusammen, die durch die globale Textilindustrie verbunden sind

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„Dissolving Agents as Technologies of Transformation in the Global South“-Workshop, 10.–11. Juli 2018. Einreichungsfrist: 31. Januar 2018.

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Department III Events

Thematic Cluster: Visualizing Cosmologies

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Thematic Cluster: The Limits of Animality

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Thematic Cluster: The Limits of Animality

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Publications & Digital Resources