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Dept. II

Ideals & Practices of Rationality

Director: Lorraine Daston

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Main Projects—Past & Present

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I. Science, History of Science, and Modernity
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II. The Sciences of the Archive
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III. Gender Studies of Science
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IV. Between the Natural and the Human Sciences
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V. Science in Circulation: The Exchange of Knowledge, Ninth–Seventeenth Centuries
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VI. The History of Scientific Observation
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VII. Knowledge and Belief
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VIII. Historia: Explorations in the History of Early Modern Empiricism
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X. The Moral Authority of Nature
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XI. The Scientific Personae
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XII. History of Scientific Objects
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XIII. The Common Languages of Art and Science
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Working Groups

Commentaries on Mathematical Texts in a Comparative Perspective
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History of Bureaucratic Knowledge
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Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge
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Projects

Performing Brains on Screen
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Philology as a Way of Knowing
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Collecting Brains: From the Lab to the Archive
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Betwixt the Somatic and the Mnemonic: Mapping Identities in the Global South, c. 1950–1980s
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A Global History of Human Teeth
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