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This reading seminar, running over two years in 2016–17, brings together around a dozen historians and philologists with diverse kinds of linguistic expertise to discuss the relation between plurilingualism and the creation and reception of monolingual and plurilingual texts in various Eurasian societies. The seminar is based on the collaborative work of a constant group of participants, occasionally joined by specially invited guests.
This project explored the pivotal yet overlooked career of Sir Hans Sloane (1660—1753), in particular his voyage to Jamaica in 1687, its eighteenth-century aftermaths and, more broadly, the relationship between collecting, natural history, and colonialism.
Jamie Cohen-Cole's project was a study of the sciences of human language since World War II. The project examined how the study of language has been an interdisciplinary endeavor that also promotes normative accounts of human nature, political culture, and the scientific process. The project centered on four areas:
Within a thousandths of fraction of the earth’s deep history we have begun to fundamentally alter the composition of the planet to the degree that any vestige of the non-human “natural” is now fugitive in all but the most nanoscopic and axiomatic of the sciences. These human-induced transformations are so significant that scientists suggest humans have initiated a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene.
Einsteins Weg zur Relativitätstheorie / Spektrum
Michel Jansen and Jürgen Renn in "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" on "Einsteins Weg zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" (in German).
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Dept. III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge,
Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer, seeks an outstanding scholar for the position of
Starting date 01 September 2016