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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

Artifacts, Action, Knowledge

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 artifacts—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

Applications open for IT Architect position, working on RISE project (deadline Sept. 1, 2019)

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Tagesspiegel stellt „Silkworm Project“ von Artist-in-Residence Vivian Xu und Art Laboratory Berlin vor

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MPIWG heißt Laura Spinney als Journalist-in-Residence willkommen

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Department III Events

Visualization Project Meeting

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Analysis of Pre-Modern Maps of East Asia: Methods and Approaches

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Proteins & Fibers Inquiry IV

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