It is with deep regret that we announce the passing on May 14, 2017 of the distinguished historian of science, Professor Sam S. Schweber. Sam was a dear colleague and mentor of many at the Institute and will be sorely missed by all those who had the great fortune and pleasure of knowing him.
Dagmar Schäfer’s book The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China awarded prize at the East China Outstanding Philosophical and Social Science Book Conference, Nanjing.
New Call for Papers for the workshop “Resources and Economies of Knowledge in the Anthropocene” organized by Nadine Heé (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin) and Helge Wendt (MPIWG, Berlin)
The Chinese edition of Dagmar Schäfer´s book “The Crafting of The 10000 Things” ranked the 4th in “The 10 Best Books of 2015” of Jiangsu People´s Publishing House.
New Call for Papers for the 11th Graduate Workshop Literature and History of Science at the MPIWG on July 15, 2016.
In a new public lecture series researchers present research topics from the Exzellenzcluster Topoi in Berlin museums.
“Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015” was awarded to “Rice: Gobal Networks and New Histories,” co-edited by Dagmar Schäfer.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of our friend and colleague Giuseppe Castagnetti on 7 January 2016.
Dagmar Schäfer and Francesca Bray are interviewed on “Rice: Global Networks and New Histories.”
Survey on the ten best articles on history of science is still open until December 15 that is organized by the MPIWG with a several history of science associations.
“The Invention of Science,” Lorraine Daston has reviewed the book by David Wooton; The Guardian.
Sabine Arnaud, Max Planck Research Group Director, has received the prize of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques for her book L’Invention de l’hysterie au siecle des Lumieres. Go to Website
Jürgen Renn and Michel Janssen in the recent issue of physics today on “Arch and scaffold: How Einstein found his field equations.”
Michel Jansen and Jürgen Renn in "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" on "Einsteins Weg zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" (in German).
Jürgen Renn in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (27th of September 2015) on the historical context of the theory of relativity (in German).
The second edition of the Anthropocene Campus to be held from April 15 to 23, 2016 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin launches a call for applications.
Call for papers for the workshop "Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century" (September 2010).
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing on May 14, 2017 of the distinguished historian of science, Professor Sam S. Schweber. Sam was a dear colleague and mentor of many at the Institute and will be sorely missed by all those who had the great fortune and pleasure of knowing him (May 15, 2017).
The MPIWG mourns the loss of Peter Damerow, long-time member of the institute. A Memorial Website and Online Condolence Book have been created (November 20, 2011).