Institute's Colloquium: Local Science, Imperial Knowledge
The Institute’s Colloquium occurs once per month during the academic year. The usual format is 45 minutes of presentation by the paper's author, followed by 45 minutes of Q&A discussion.
Dagmar Schäfer is a sinologist and Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin where she is also Director of Department III, "Artifacts, Action, Knowledge.“ Her main interest is the history and sociology of technology of China, focusing on the paradigms configuring the discourse on technological development, past and present. Her current research focus is the historical dynamics of concept formation, situations, and experiences of action through which actors have explored, handled and explained their physical, social and individual worlds. In 2020, Dagmar Schäfer received the Leibniz Prize for her contributions to a comprehensive global and comparative history of technology and science.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)