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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

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2002)

Dr.

Research IT

casties@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Editorial Assistant

Dr.

fenger@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

rheld@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Researchers 2017–18

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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

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2016-30 Sep 2018)

Dr.

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

mavxentevskaya@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

B

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

bbelhoste@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

C

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D., 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

F

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2015-31 Dec 2018)

sfelten@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

G

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

H

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D., 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

K

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Oct 2018)

Ph.D., 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 Scholar (Sep 2018-30 Sep 2018)

Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Dept. of History and Philosohy of Science

'A sincere and and a faithful eye': Hand-Eye Co-ordination in Seventeenth-Century Natural Philosophy

L

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

M

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D., Professor

Herodotus and the Modern Sciences

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

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

Charting the Weather: a History of Graphical Representations in late 18th-century Meteorology

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-1 Jun 2020)

Ph.D., Dr. phil., Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy

Commentaries on mathematical Texts in a Comparative Perspective

gmost@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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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

P

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Philology as a Way of Knowing

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D., 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

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2018-30 Sep 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

R

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D., 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

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D.

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D., Professor

Generations of Reasons: A Family History

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

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

arichmond@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D., Professor of History

Data: A Quantitative History

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-30 Nov 2018)

Ph.D., Professor, École normale supérieure de Paris

Editing Le mecaniche  and reevaluating the practical knowledge of Renaissance engineers

S

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 Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Mar 2019)

PhD candidate, Dept. for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sidney

Usurping the Demon: Jan Baptista van Helmont and Magical Authority in Early Modern Medicine

V

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

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

W

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (10 Sep 2018-30 Nov 2018)

PhD

Transmission of Medical Knowledge Embedded in Islamic Texts to China, 17th–19th Centuries

dweil@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de