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Fusion of two images: "Dyers scraping stenciled fabrics," figure 235, Hommel & Mercer, China at Work 1937, and "Indian indigo-dye worker," photo A. Mamidipudi, 2017.

Dept. III

Colloquium 2019–20

The Department III Colloquia are regular meetings for the department members to discuss our work in progress, to comment, and to help each other in our writing process. The format is a discussion of a pre-circulated paper, led by an introductory comment by an external discussant. 

2019

A Study of Commercial General Maps in the Late Qing Dynasty: The Case of Two Maps in the MPIWG Collection MPIWG Room 265

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The Book of Felicity: Time and Fortune at the Ottoman Court MPIWG Room 265

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The Use of the Song Notebooks (biji 筆記) in the Local Gazetteers MPIWG Room 265

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Mind the Gap: Acoustical Answers to Cosmological Concerns in First Century B.C.E MPIWG Room 265

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The Virtues of Imperfection: Caribbean Patent Systems in the 19th Century MPIWG Room 265

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The Global History of the Swing MPIWG Room 265

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Epistemology of the Zoological Closet: Curating (Dis)Order MPIWG Room 265

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Touched Nature: Building in, with, and against the Environment in Norway after 1960 MPIWG Room 265

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2020

The Use of al-Idrisi's (d. c. 1165) Geographical Oeuvre in the Extant Products of the Mapmaking Workshops of the Sharafi Family in Sfax and Qayrawan during the 16th Century MPIWG Online

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The Construction of a “Chinese Ancient Climatology” in the Practice of Phenology MPIWG Online

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A Green-Colored Leaf Called Tabaġa: Early Ottoman Inquiries into an American Plant MPIWG Online

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Reinventing Disaster in Yuan China MPIWG Online

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One of Geometry’s Nicest Applications: Digging the Georg-Tiefer Stollen (1771–1799) MPIWG Online

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What One Should Know about a Locality: Analyzing Knowledge Categories from the Chinese Local Gazetteers MPIWG Online

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Gendered Physiology: The Sea Women and Physiological Research across the Pacific MPIWG Online

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Modern Architecture and the Notion of “Artificial Climate” MPIWG Online

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