Abstract image of the Tree of Knowledge by Hilma af Klint

The Tree of Knowledge, HaK133  by Hilma af Klint. Courtesy of the Hilma af Klint Foundation

Dept. III

Colloquium 2023-24


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. 

Fall Colloquium


The Making of Calculable Territory in Song Dynasty China, 1000–1250 MPIWG Room 265 & Online


Internal Rotation/s. Sociomaterial practices and Embodiments in Hugo Sellheim’s Experiments on Birth Mechanics MPIWG Room 265 & Online


Ploughing for Knowledge: Tao Zongyi (1316-?) MPIWG Room 265 & Online


Knowledge-Making after Farming Manuals: Farming Progress Dispatches in Late Chosŏn Korea MPIWG Room 265 & Online


The Written Forms of External Medicine in the Seventeenth Century: The Case of Waike Zhengzong MPIWG Room 265 & Online