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Dept. II

Ideals & Practices of Rationality

Director Lorraine Daston

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Director

Director (Since Jul 1995)

PhD, Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

Moral and Natural Orders, History of Scientific Data, Cognitive Practices of Science

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Photo by Dagmar Stratenschulte (2017).

Services & Administration

Researchers 2018–19

Visiting Scholar (12 Sep 2018-12 Dec 2018)

PhD, Milton H. Wilson Professor in the Humanities, Professor of History, Northwestern University

A History of Artificial Beings

Visiting Scholar (16 Jan 2019-15 Feb 2019)

Professor of History at the Department of History, Tel Aviv University

A Scholarly Way of Life in the Making, 1480–1630 

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-30 Jun 2019)

Dr.

The Physician's Album Amicorum: Humanist Cultures of Knowledge Networking

mavxentevskaya@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (2 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2019)

Ph.D.

The Status of Practical Geometry and its Relations to Theoretical and Applied Geometrical Knowledge in Sixteenth-century Treatises of Practical Geometry

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD. Professor of History, University of Paris 1

Mesmerism and Politics on the Eve of the French Revolution

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Dec 2018-1 Jan 2019)

PhD Candidate, Queens College, History Faculty, University of Oxford

Gottfried Leibniz in His World: The Making of a Savant (1672–1679). Scientist, Projector and Courtier: Gottfried Leibniz’s Poetic of Ambiguity as an Instrument of Advancement

aborowski@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (Dec 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professeur émérite d'Histoire moderne, Université Paris Diderot Paris 7

Mineralogy, Art and Architecture in the Eyes of XVIIIth–Early XIXth Century Travelers

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor Emerita of History, University of California at Davis, USA

Medieval Science on the Road to Maturity

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2002)

Dr.

Research IT

casties@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD. Professor and Director of Research, CNRS, France

Mathematical Commentaries in the Ancient World

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2019-31 Aug 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor of American Studies, Washington University

The Science of Children

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2019-28 Feb 2019)

PhD

The Environment of Note-Taking: Mining, ca. 1700-1900

sfelten@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (Since Sep 2012)

Dr.

Science and Technology in Italian Postwar Cultural Journals

dgermanese@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Rewriting the World in Southwest India

emgurevitch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (Jan 2019-31 Jan 2019)

PhD, University of Sydney, Australia, Lecturer, School for the History and Philosophy of Science

The Known and the Lived: Melitta Schiller–Stauffenberg, 1903–1945

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2016-30 Jun 2019)

PhD

From Electrotype to the Electric Image: Global Vision, c. 1830–1920

hhsiung@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Metaphor & Metaphysic: Henri Bergson & the Language of Epistemology in Fin-de-Siècle France

lxhuang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Oct 2018)

PhD, Columbia University, Professor of Philosophy

Deweyan pragmatism in the 21st Century

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Oct 2018)

Columbia University, Roberta and William Campbell Professor of Humanities

Kant on the Unity of Self-Consciousness in the Unity of Perception Kant's Theory of Moral Agency

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Dec 2018)

How Did Computers Transform Historians’ Work?

MPG Minerva Research Group Leader (1 Sep 2012-28 Feb 2019)

Dr. Phil.

Reading and Writing Medicine in Early Modern England

eleong@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor, Louisiana State University

Herodotus and the Modern Sciences

smarchand@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor, Department of English, New York University

Poetry Bound: On the Notational, the Parenthetical, the Composed

mnmclane@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-30 Nov 2018)

The Birth of the Individual Authorship in Medieval Judaism (10th-12th centuries) in the Baghdadian and Andalusian Islamicate milieux.

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

The Shaping of Generality in 19th-Century Enumerative Geometry

nmichel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Charting the Weather: a History of Graphical Representations in late 18th–Century Meteorology

imihailescu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-1 Jun 2020)

PhD, Dr. phil., Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Commentaries on Mathematical Texts in a Comparative Perspective

gmost@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Senior Research Scholar (Since Jun 2005)

PD Dr.

The Science of Statistics and the Politics of Censustaking; Early Childhood Development Studies in Nineteenth–Century America

coertzen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD Candidate, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

The Scientific Rationality of Early Statistics, 1833–1877

yokazawa@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-30 Jun 2019)

PhD candidate, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany

Visual History of Developmental Psychology

cossmer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Philology as a Way of Knowing

kpalmieri@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Harvard University, Department of the History of Science

A New History of Medieval Science: Knowledge and its Objects in Latin Europe and the Islamicate World

kpark@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Oct 2018)

PhD, Alexander P. Misheff Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Paul E. Geier Director, Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy

Architecture in Two Dimensions. From Drawing to Photography

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Program in History of Science, Princeton University

The Dark Glass: Alchemy in Image, Text and Practice

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-30 Nov 2018)

Princeton University, PhD candidate in History of Science

The Rise of the New Mandarins: The Story of the Geistkreis from Vienna to the New-World, 1920-1980

oreissorokin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD

Nature’s Imprint: Botanical Illustration between Northern Europe and the New World (1550–1750)

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor, Brown University

Generations of Reasons: A Family History

jlrichards@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Dec 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD Candidate, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University

Doctors of l’Ésprit Nouveau: Human Energetics and the Formation of the French Avantgarde

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2019)

PhD, Professor of History, University of Oregon

Data: A Quantitative History

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2019-14 Apr 2019)

PhD, Professor, École normale supérieure de Paris

Editing "Le mecaniche" and Reevaluating the Practical Knowledge of Renaissance Engineers

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2016-31 Aug 2018)

MA, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Making Things Alive. Animation as Cultural and Epistemic Practic

asattelmacher@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (Oct 2018-31 Oct 2018)

MD, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Stigma and Cure: Challenge of Proof in HIV Cure Research

Visiting Scholar (Nov 2018-30 Nov 2018)

PhD, Hans Rausing Professor of History of Science, Director, Uppsala University

Experiment, Gestural Knowledge, and Scientific Change in the Age of Precision

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor, Gallatin School, New York University

Phusis and Greek Tragedy, 5th-Century BCE

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Mar 2019)

PhD candidate, School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sidney

Deposing the Demon: Jan Baptista van Helmont and the Authority of Magic in Early Modern Medicine

lasumrall@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Dec 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD candidate, Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam

The Epistemic Virtues of Humanities and Science in Nineteenth–Century Germany: A Comparative Approach

sltenhagen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Evolution in Times of Revolution: Darwinism, Nature, and Society in the Soviet Union

mvoerkelius@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (11 Feb 2019-9 Apr 2019)

PhD, Senior Lecturer, University College London

The Oeconomy of Muscle

Visiting Scholar (Feb 2019-28 Feb 2019)

PhD, Philosophy, Princeton University

Futility and Transcendence: A Study of Kant’s Critical Philosophy

cwilson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2019-30 Jun 2019)

Staff Research Associate, Department of History, UCLA

Gardens of Steam: Projecting Industrial Culture into the Berlin Landscape