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

Dept. III

Artifacts, Action, Knowledge

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). 

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Department III Introduction

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Sun, Moon, and Mount Meru: Cosmological Mandala as A Visual Metaphor for Universal Monarchy?

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Healing the World with Words: Rethinking Fang Yizhi and Medicine(s) in Seventeenth Century China

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"First Research Article” fellowships for students at Asian, African, or Latin American institutions

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Visiting Scholarships: "Visualizations and Material Cultures of the Heavens in Eurasia and North Africa"

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Doctoral position "Everyday Knowledge and its Sources in the Sinosphere" (deadline: July 15, 2022)

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