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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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Reading Group: Animal Fibers as Sources of Inquiry

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Reading Group: Animal Fibers as Sources of Inquiry

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Reading Group: Animal Fibers as Sources of Inquiry

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Reading Group: Animal Fibers as Sources of Inquiry

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ISIS Issue 113 featured LoGaRT Working Group Alumni Shellen Xiao Wu and Jiajing Zhang.

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Sonja Brentjes receives Annemarie Schimmel Foundation Award for Islamic Studies

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MPIWG seeks Student Assistant with Chinese, German, and English language skills

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