Institute News

Institute News

December 2017

“Antropoceno: E se formos os últimos seres vivos a alterar a Terra?”—Director Jürgen Renn and “Anthropocene Curriculum” cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt featured in article on Anthropocene; Publico.

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Director Lorraine Daston interviewed in Deutschlandfunk on the effect of climate change on nature.

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Jürgen Renn, Robert Schlögl, Christoph Rosol, and Benjamin Steininger publish article in Nature Outlook on energy and societal change.

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“Ammoniak und seine Synthese”—Jürgen Renn, Benjamin Johnson, and Benjamin Steininger in Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau on the epochal invention of ammonia.

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November 2017

Call for Papers for Workshop "Dissolving Agents as Technologies of Transformation in the Global South,” July 10–11, 2018. Deadline January 31, 2018.

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Predoctoral Fellow Teresa Hollerbach represents the N2 initiative during the Berlin Science Week press conference.

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Director Jürgen Renn published in Il Quotidiano del Sud on the foundation of the “Centro Internazionale di Studi Telesiani, Bruniani e Campanelliani” in Italy.

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung publishes article on presentation of Islamic history at Berlin Science Week, citing Research Scholar Sonja Brentjes.

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October 2017

“What Yemen can learn from the historical experience of cholera”—Edna Bonhomme, Postdoctoral Fellow in Department III, publishes article in The Conversation.

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Director Dagmar Schäfer and Visiting Scholar Francesca Bray’s Rice: Global Networks and New Histories published as paperback and eBook.

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“Into the fascist forest—a real Italian controversy”—Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Research Scholar in Department III, publishes article in The Conversation.

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The Formative Years of Relativity by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn reviewed in Nature Astronomy. Go to Article

On occasion of the announcement of the Nobel Prize for Physics: MPIWG scholars studied the history of the search for gravitational waves.

September 2017

MPIWG co-organizes “International Workshop on Graphs, Networks and Digital Humanities,” Bucharest, October 9–11, 2017.

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Matteo Valleriani appointed as Honorary Professor in History of Science at the Technische Universität in Berlin on September 20, 2017. Go to Profile

Matteo Valleriani co-organises a Masterclass entitled “Galileo’s Methods of Investigation and Discovery” (Institute for Research in the Humanities, Univ. of Bucharest, a few slots are still available). Go to Website

Research Scholar Roberto Lalli interviewed for National Institute of Astrophysics on the EPJH special issue “The Renaissance of Einstein's Theory of Gravitation.”

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Call for Papers for conference “Shifting Baselines, Altered Horizons: Politics, Practice, and Knowledge in Environmental Science and Policy,” June 21–22,  2018. Deadline September 30, 2017.

“Useful Sciences”?: Technology and Culture review Senior Research Scholar Ursula Klein’s book Nützliches Wissen. Die Erfindung der Technikwissenschaften. Go to Website

Alumna Gunthild Peters awarded the 2017 Georg Uschmann Prize for the History of Science. Go to Website

New York Times reviews Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund’s book The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein’s Princeton Lectures.

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August 2017

Han Vermeulen, former Research Scholar of Department I, has received the ICAS book prize for his book Before Boas. Go to website

“How to live with bears”—Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Research Scholar in Department III, publishes article in The Conversation.

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“The sound of the oceans”—Lino Camprubi, Research Scholar in Department II, interviewed for Max Planck Society website.

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“The inconstant level of the sea”—Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Research Scholar in Department III, interviewed for www.mpg.de and by RBB (in German): Go to Interview

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, former MPIWG Director, publishes article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on the perceived split between nature and culture. Read more

July 2017

The MPIWG mourns the loss of the historian Rüdiger vom Bruch, 20 June 2017.

June 2017

Alexander Rehding, Visiting Scholar in Viktoria Tkaczyk’s Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics,” receives Alexander von Humboldt Foundation scholarship.

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Call for applications for Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship. Deadline July 9, 2017.

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May 2017

Call for Papers for conference “Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge,” Princeton University, June 7–10,  2018. Deadline July 15, 2017.

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Alexandra Hui, Visiting Scholar in Viktoria Tkaczyk’s Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics,” receives Alexander von Humboldt Foundation scholarship.

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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.

 

Director Lorraine Daston has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society.

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April 2017

Director Jürgen Renn opens the “Akedemievorlesungen” series at the Akademie der Wissenschaften, Hamburg.

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Berlin’s history of science course list (KVV) for summer semester 2017 now available.

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“Daten zum Stapeln”—Christine von Oertzen, Elena Aronova, and David Sepkoski in MaxPlanckForschung on the history of Big Data in science and society.

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New MPIWG and Comenius Garten project “Werkstatt des Wissens” featured on TV.Berlin.

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March 2017

Call for Papers for “12. Studientag Literatur und Wissenschaftsgeschichte,” July 2017. Deadline April 30, 2017.

Lorraine Daston interviewed in Philosophie Magazin on trust in the post-fact era.

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Senior Research Scholar Annette Vogt interviewed by Max Planck Society on Sofia Kovalevskaya, the world’s first female professor of mathematics.

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Research Scholar Wilko von Hardenberg interviewed for Deutschlandradio Kultur on “How High is the Sea Level?”

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Lorraine Daston interviewed on the regulation of information in the “post-truth” era.

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Research Scholar Elena Serrano awarded IUHPST/DHST Young Scholars Prize 2017.

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February 2017

Call for Papers for workshop “The Authors of the Early Modern Commentaries on De sphaera,” February 2018.

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“Bauchgefühl ist nicht Wahrheit”—Lorraine Daston on "post-truth" and opportunities for new ideas; Tages-Anzeiger, Der Bund. Go to Article

Research Scholar Philipp Lehmann’s article in American Historical Review awarded Alice Hamilton Prize by American Society for Environmental History (ASEH).

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January 2017

CfA for Research Workshop “Chinese Local Gazetteers”—Senior Researchers (Dept. III).

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MPIWG Research Scholar Pietro Daniel Omodeo Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant. Go to Press Release

Christian Schwägerl is the new Journalist-in-Residence at the MPIWG.

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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.

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Exhibition “Images don't lie (?),” in cooperation with the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, opens in Tel Aviv.

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December 2016

Lorraine Daston receives Bavarian Maximiliansorden, Bavaria's highest recognition for achievements in science and art.

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November 2016

New online magazine launched through Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) Anthropocene and Technosphere projects.

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Anthropocene Curriculum project between MPIWG and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) publishes new online content—including videos, essays, and interviews.

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Research Scholar Roberto Lalli appointed member of the Organizing Committee of the Physical Sciences Forum of the History of Science Society.

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“Craft and Brainchild” article in Neue Zürcher Zeitung discusses Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s essay on the dialog between philosopher Gaston Bachelard and artist Albert Flacon.

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Alumna Lucía Lewowicz to publish book Lemco from collaboration with MPIWG and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Call for Papers for the workshop “Estimated Truths. Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation.”

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October 2016

Research Group Leader Matteo Valleriani elected as PR officer for European Society for the History of Science (ESHS). Read more

Research Group Leader Elaine Leong elected as member of scientific board for European Society for the History of Science (ESHS). Read more

September 2016

FAZ article praises MPIWG as an exemplar for the development of a non-university humanities research center.

 

Jürgen Renn quoted in FAZ article on Anthropocene by Christian Schwägerl.

New MPIWG cooperation “Chronoi” to begin in 2018—Einstein Centre in the Classical Studies to deal with time and time-consciousness.

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Jürgen Renn’s book Das Anthropozän highly recommended on TV Show “Scobel"; 3sat.

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Article on "Atlas of Innovations,” a digital project between the MPIWG, German Archaeological Institute, and Excellence Cluster TOPOI; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

August 2016

Artist-in-Residence alumna Montserrat de Pablo to exhibit MPIWG photography project at Spanish Embassy, Berlin.

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Call for papers for workshop "Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies across Science, Commerce, and the State," organized by MPIWG and German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

"How Artisanship Spirit Transcends Time”: Chinese newspaper reviews Dagmar Schäfer’s book "The Crafting of the 10,000 Things"; Jiefang Daily

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Reader Project: Announcement of outstanding articles for 2017 publication.

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July 2016

MPIWG summer party raises 700 Euros for Berlin refugee art therapy charity.

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June 2016

Call for Papers for the workshop “Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era.”

Article “Menschheitsgeschichte – Wissenschaftsgeschichte” discusses Lorraine Daston's Einstein Forum lecture; Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Katja Krause receives Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (SMRP) Founders Award. Read more

Vacancy for Max Planck Research Group Leader/Technical University Professor.

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Alumnus Klaus Vogel establishes SOS MEDITERRANEE rescue ship.

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Lorraine Daston article "Can Liberal Education Save the Sciences?" published; The Point.

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Presentations from “A Century of General Relativity” conference available as videos on Mediathek.

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Dagmar Schäfer appointed Honorary Professor of Sinology at the Freie University, Berlin.

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Lorraine Daston awarded honorary doctorate from Hebrew University.

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Inauguration and public presentation of open access journal The Years of the CupolaStudies in the DOAJ takes place at Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence.

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May 2016

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger publishes article on the history and future of genetic engineering; Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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Jacob Dahl introduces Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) to National Museum and Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT), Tehran.

Call for applications for Journalist-in-Residence program, 5 June 2016.

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Hans-Jörg Rheinberger interviewed on philosophy, knowledge, experiment, and Jacques Derrida; Telepolis.

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New Call for Proposals for the workshop “Science, Technology and Industrialization: Interactions Between Europe and Latin
America after the Independence movements (1840–1940)”, May 2017.

Matthias Schemmel quoted in article on Karl Schwarzschild's contribution to the general theory of relativity; ORF.

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April 2016

Lorraine Daston article "The Truth in the Leaves" published; Max Planck Research.

Ursula Klein receives the 2016 HIST Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry, sponsored by the American Chemical Society.

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Research Scholar Wilko Graf von Hardenberg publishes interview with Shih-Pei Chen about Chinese local gazetteers on "Ant Spider Bee" blog.

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Excellence Cluster Topoi’s “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge” calls upon institutions to make archives digitally available and citable.

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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)

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The new history of science lecture program for the summer semester 2016 is now available.

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February 2016

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.

January 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.

December 2015

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.

November 2015

“The Invention of Science,” Lorraine Daston has reviewed the book by David Wooton; The Guardian.

On Saturday, Nov 22nd, ARTE will show the documentary “Mythos Einstein - Leben und Werk eines Rebellen” that was produced with support by the MPIWG. Go to announcement

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

Alexander Immer, student assistant of department I, has won the programming competition “Hackzurich.” 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.”

Alexander Blum, research fellow at department I of the MPIWG, is interviewed by detektor.fm on „Albert Einstein - Genie und Grenzgänger“ (in German). Go to Website

October 2015

Michel Jansen and Jürgen Renn in "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" on "Einsteins Weg zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" (in German).

September 2015

Jürgen Renn in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (27th of September 2015) on the historical context of the theory of relativity (in German).

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In a new joint project with the Universidad de la República de Uruguay, the MPIWG (Department I) studies the „Reconstruction of Liebig’s Laboratory at Fray Bentos“.

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August 2015

Andreas Bernard is the new journalist in residence at the MPIWG.
Review in the Washington Post on new books by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund on the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
Dagmar Schäfer and her department is portrayed in MaxPlanckForschung (2/2015, in German).
Jerusalem Post reports on the new publications by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund on the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
Esther Preis und Peter Wittemann have published the report on the 10th scholars' forum on Literature and History of Science at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

July 2015

Jürgen Renn is interviewed by the Bayerischer Rundfunk on the role of the sciences in the German-Israelian relations.
Press Release of the Hebrew University on the joint publications by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund on the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
Michael Stanley-Baker, Postdoctoral Scholar at Department III and at the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge, has received the 2015 Zhu Kezhen Award of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine.

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.

Dagmar Schäfer was interviewed on the platform “Forschergeist” on the development of knowledge and research in Asia.

June 2015

Jürgen Renn’s presentation at the “Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics” on “The Genesis and Renaissance of General Relativity” is now available online.
Zoe Svendsen, aristist-in-residence at department III of the MPIWG, in the Guardian after her performances at the Young London Vic.
Call for Paper for the “Open Forum for the History of Life Sciences,” a cooperation of MPIWG and Humboldt University.
Jürgen Renn is interviewed by Arno Widmann (Berliner Zeitung) on “But what is time?”

May 2015

Jürgen Renn and Matthias Schemmel are interviewed on the “cultural history of light” on the homepage of the Max Planck Society.
Zoë Svendsen, MPIWG Artist-in-Residence at Department III, is currently performing her project “World Factory” at the Young Vic in London.

April 2015

Overview over press reports on conference “100 Years of Chemical Warfare” and the anniversary of the beginning of chemical attacks.
MPIWG is co-organizer of the international conference “100 Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences” (21.-22.4.2015).
The Österreichischer Rundfunk has interviewed Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the history and philosophy of experiments.
The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.”
Philipp Lehmann, research scholar at the MPIWG (Dpt. 2), received the Rachel Carson Prize of the American Society for Environmental History for his Dissertation.

March 2015

Call for Papers for the workshop “Working With Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge.”
Call for Papers for the 10th Scholars’ Forum for Literature and the History of Science.
The MPIWG has co-organized with the SUB Göttingen the “Digital Humanities Summit 2015” on strategies for digital research infrastructures.

February 2015

Call for papers for the conference Testing Hearing: Science, Art, Industry to be held at the MPIWG on December 4-5, 2015, organized by the Max Planck Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics”.
The research program Die Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (The history of the Max Planck Society) has been launched.
Sabine Arnaud, Research Group Director at the MPIWG, receives the prize of l’Académie de Médecine et de la Société Française d’Histoire de la Médecine for her book L’Invention de l’Hystérie au temps des Lumières (2014).
Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, is interviewed at the Website of the Max Planck Society on the scientific relations between Germany and Israel.

January 2015

Call for Papers for the conference “Knowledgeable Youngsters: Youth, Media and Early Modern Knowledge Societies,” co-organized by the MPIWG.
The German daily newspaper Tagesspiegel (January 14, 2015) reports on Dagmar Schäfer’s, director at the MPIWG, research and on her new department.
Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by Frankfurter Rundschau and Berliner Zeitung (January 3, 2015) on “Writing History, Making History” (in German).

December 2014

The MPIWG has developed with the Volkswagen-Foundation guidelines on “What is Intellectual Quality in the Humanities?”
Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung about the now freely accessible estate of Albert Einstein.
Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, was a guest at “scobel” (3Sat-TV) on the crisis of the sciences.
New Database online: “Color Context: A Database on Color Practice and Knowledge” by the Research Group “Artist Knowledge in Early Modern Europe” (directed by Sven Dupré) and the FNRS/University of Liège.

November 2014

Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, was awarded the “Francis Bacon Prize” 2014 of the California Institute for Technology and the Francis Bacon Foundation.
Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, was awarded the “Médaille M.-A. Pictet” 2014 of the Société de Physique et d’Histoire naturelle de Genéve.
Jenny Bangham, research scholar at the MPIWG, was awarded the “Prix M.-A. Pictet” der Société de Physique et d’Histoire naturelle de Genéve.
Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, has received the “Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis” 2014.
Jürgen Renn, Director of the MPIWG, is interviewed on Einstein’s manuscripts by La Vanguardia.

October 2014

Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, is interviewed on the role digital media on the website of the Science Year 2014 „Digital Society“.
British artist Zoë Svendsen is new artist-in-residence at the MPIWG (Department III).

September 2014

The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.”
Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, has received the 2014 Gustav Neuenschwander Prize by the ESHS which is awarded for outstanding life-long achievements and major contributions to the discipline of the history of science.

August 2014

Jenny Bangham, Research Fellow at the MPIWG, has received the 2014 Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize in the History of the Life Sciences.
Jürgen Renn is interviewed by Corriere della Sera on the impact of the Renaissance on European identity.
The MPIWG collaborates with Oklahoma University on new publishing platform “Edition Open Sources” and announces new postdoc-fellowships.

July 2014

Two new interviews with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the potential for innovation in experiments and the prospects of research at universities have been published.

June 2014

Lorraine Daston has received the Lichtenberg-Medaille by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
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May 2014

Article with MPIWG director Jürgen Renn about the meaning of Open Access for science on occasion of the release of the new science platform “ScienceOpen.”
Interview with Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, about natural environment and responsibility in “Psychologie heute.”
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April 2014

Call for papers for the workshop “Learning How: Training Bodies, Producing Knowledge” at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Review of the recently published MPIWG working group book How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind. The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality

March 2014

Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by Klaus Taschwer about new ways of reading.
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February 2014

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger has received the Marsilius Medal from the Marsilius Kolleg of the University of Heidelberg.
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in conversation with Michael Schwab, in Experimental Systems. Future Knowledge in Artistic Research (Orpheus Institute Series, 2013).
The MPIWG mourns the loss of Romano Nanni, Director of the Museo Leonardiano of the Biblioteca Leonardiana in Vinci.

January 2014

New Call for Applications for the Sound Studies Summer School “Sound Signatures” in Berlin that is co-organized by the MPIWG (deadline March 1, 2014).
450 years Galileo Galilei–press release (in German) with texts by Jürgen Renn, Matteo Valleriani and Jochen Büttner.
Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by Manuela Lenzen about our understanding of nature.
Call for papers for the fourth conference on the history of the humanities “The Making of the Humanities IV” at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome.

December 2013

“University Women's International Networks Database” (UWIND) by historian of science Christine von Oertzen (MPIWG) is now online.
Call for papers for a special issues of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas on “Erasmian Science. The Influence on Early-Modern science of Erasmus of Rotterdam and his Legacy.”

November 2013

Jochen Büttner, director of a junior research group at TOPOI, on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk on shared knowledge in Antiquity.
Article by Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Nov 21st) on the future development of the internet into an “epistemic web.”
The MPIWG has digitized two documentation folders by eyewitness Gerhard Simonsohn on the situation of scientists and the fate of prosecuted researchers 1933-1945. They are published at ECHO.
“Der Tagesspiegel” reports on a paneldiscussion with Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, and Hermann Parzinger, President of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, on “Kulturschätze für alle.”
Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by “Der Standard” on the globalization of knowledge and the role of digital humanities.

October 2013

Stefanie Klamm (doctoral fellow at the MPIWG between 2006 and 2011) and Nils Güttler, doctoral fellow at the MPIWG between 2008 and 2011, have jointly received this year's “Förderpreis” of the DGGMNT.

September 2013

The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.”
New Call for Applications for the Sound Studies Winter School “Sound Signatures” in Amsterdam that is co-organized by the MPIWG (deadline Oct. 1, 2013).
Mellon Foundation gives grant to the MPIWG and the University Library Göttingen (SUB) for further development of digital humanities.
New website on the Antikythera-Mechanism and on an exhibition at the MPIWG.

August 2013

Fabian Krämer, former predoctoral scholar at the MPIWG, has received the DHST Young Scholar's Prize at the 24th International Congress for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine for his Dissertation.
Yulia Frumer, postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG, received the "Honorable Mention" by the DHST at the 24th International Congress for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine for her dissertation.

July 2013

The MPIWG is participating in the successful grant application for the Einstein- Zirkel for the development of the digital humanities in Berlin.
Viktoria Tkaczyk, Dilthey Fellowship Research Group Leader at the MPIWG, has become a member of the "Junge Akademie" of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW).

June 2013

Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, has received the honorary doctoral degree of Princeton University.
Dagmar Schäfer, professor for Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester, will be the new director of Department III at the MPIWG from August 1, 2013.
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May 2013

In cooperation with the MPIWG, the Archimedes Exhibition in Rome was opened.

April 2013

The MPIWG in the News: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 8, 2013.
Award: For her book “Strategie Verständigung. Zur transnationalen Vernetzung von Akademikerinnen, 1917-1955” (Wallstein 2012), Christine von Oertzen has received the “Preis zur Förderung der Übersetzung geisteswissenschaftlicher Literatur” by the Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels.
New preprint: Jürgen Renn, “Schrödinger and the Genesis of Wave Mechanics”
Course List: The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.”

March 2013

New preprints: Jens Høyrup, “Sanskrit-Prakrit interaction in elementary mathematics as reflected in Arabic and Italian formulations of the rule of three – and something more on the rule elsewhere” and “A hypothetical history of Old Babylonian mathematics: places, passages, stages, development”.
New Publication: Jens Lachmund (postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG from 1998-2002 and 2005) has published his new book “Greening Berlin: the co-production of science, politics and urban nature.”
New fellowships: In cooperation with the Berlin universities, the MPIWG announces eight three‐year postdoctoral fellowships.

February 2013

New Publication: Sabine Arnaud (Research Group Director at the MPIWG) and Helge Jordheim (postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo), have published the edition “Le corps et ses images dans l' Europe du dix-huitième siècle = The body and its images in eighteenth-century Europe.”
New preprint: “Epistemology and History. From Bachelard and Canguilhem to Today's History of Science,” (Conference).
Award: Estelle Blaschke, Predoctoral Research Fellow at the MPIWG from November 2009 to July 2011, has received the “Forschungspreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fotografie”.
New Job opening for a Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPIWG (W2).

January 2013

New Call for Papers for the 13th Ischia Summer School on the History of Life Sciences (2013) on “Creating Life: From Alchemy to Synthetic Biology”.
New Call for Papers for the “8th Scholars’ Forum Literature and History of Science”.
New preprints: Lorraine Daston & Jürgen Renn (eds.), “Festkolloquium für Hans-Jörg Rheinberger. Beiträge zum Symposium am 24. 1. 2011 im Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte”.
Prize: Martin Jähnert, predoctoral research fellow in Department I (“Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge”), has been awarded the Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2012.
New announcement for a Journalist-in-Residence fellowship at the MPI for the History of Science.

December 2012

New announcements for three postdoctoral fellowships and three student assistants in Department II (Prof. Daston), postdoctoral fellowships in the Research Group led by Dr. de Risi, a postdoctoral fellowship in the Research Group led by Prof. Dupré, a student assistant in the excellence cluster TOPOI and a predoctoral position in the Research Group led by Dr. Arnaud.
Prize: Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG and Head of Department II (“Ideals and Practices of Rationality”), has received the Schelling-Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.
New Publication: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG, has published the edition “Differing routes to stem cell research: Germany and Italy.”

November 2012

Awards at the History of Science Society Meeting: Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, received the Sarton Medal, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG, gave the Distinguished Lecture, and Dagmar Schäfer, former Research Group Director won the Pfizer Prize.
New Publication: Jaume Navarro, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “The History of Electron: J.J. and G.P. Thompson".
Prize: Fabian Krämer, former scholar in Department II (Ideals and Practices of Rationality), has received the “Johann-Lorenz-Bausch-Förderpreis.”

October 2012

New announcements for a predoctoral position in Department I (Prof. Renn), a postdoctoral fellowship in Department II (Prof. Daston), a predoctoral position in the Research Group led by Dr. Arnaud, and a student assistant for public relations.
New preprints: Mikuláš Teich, “The Scientific Revolution Revisited,” Klaus Gottstein, “The Amaldi Conferences. Their Past and Their Potential Future,” and Mark Geller & Klaus Geus (eds.), “Productive Errors: Scientific Concepts in Antiquity (TOPOI – Dahlem Seminar for the History of Ancient Sciences)”.
New Publication:> Christine von Oertzen, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Strategie Verständigung: zur transnationalen Vernetzung von Akademikerinnen 1917-1955.”
Course List: The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.”

September 2012

With great sadness we note the death of Yehuda Elkana.
New Publication: Jaume Navarro, research scholar in Department I, “Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge”, has published “A History of the Electron: J. J. and G. P. Thomson.”
Award: Fabian Krämer, predoctoral fellow at the Institut between 2006 and 2010, has received the Georg-Agricola-Preis 2012 for his dissertation.

August 2012

New Call for Papers for the conference “Visibility Matters: Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Space and Time”>, organized by the Max Planck Research Group Human Biological Diversity (V. Lipphardt).
New Publication: Ursula Klein, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Artisanal-scientific experts in eighteenth-century France and Germany,” special issue of the journal “Annals of Science.”
New Publication: Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, has published the working group book “The globalization of knowledge in history.”
New Article: Anna-Lena Scholz reports on the working group “The Learned Practices of Canonical Texts” in the newspaper Tagesspiegel (department II, Lorraine Daston).

July 2012

New Interview: Jürgen Renn and Christoph Lehner discuss the discovery of the Higgs particle in an interview with the Tagesspiegel.

June 2012

New announcements for a PhD-position in Department II (Prof. Daston), for postdoctoral fellowships in the Research Group led by Sven Dupré, and for the position of student assistants in the Research Group led by Sabine Arnaud and in the library.
New Exhibition: The MPIWG participates in the exhibition of the Excellence Cluster TOPOI “Jenseits des Horizonts. Raum und Wissen in Kulturen der Alten Welt” at the Pergamon-Museum.
MPIWG in the Excellence Initiative: The MPIWG participated in the successful renewal application of the TOPOI Excellence Cluster of the Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität as well as in the successful application of the Excellence Cluster Bild-Wissen-Gestaltung of the Humboldt-University.
New publication: Uljana Feest and Thomas Sturm, former research fellows at the MPIWG, have edited the special edition of "Erkenntnis" on "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?"
New cooperation: The MPIWG is participating in a new SFB “Episteme in Bewegung” at the Freie Universität Berlin.

May 2012

New PhD Course: The MPIWG participates in the Berlin Graduate School for Ancient Studies.
New Call for Papers for the conference Deaf World/Hearing World: Spaces, Techniques, and Things in Culture and History at the MPIWG on December 10-11, 2012.
New portrait: Lorraine Daston, director at the MPIWG, is being portrayed in the latest issue of MaxPlanckForschung.
New translation: “Objectivity” by Lorraine Daston (director at the MPIWG) and Peter Galison is now available in French.
Exhibition: The MPIWG participates in the exhibition “Jenseits des Horizonts: Raum und Wissen in den Kulturen der Alten Welt” at the Pergamon-Museum.

April 2012

New preprints: Han F. Vermeulen, “Linguistik und Völkerkunde,” Alfred Gierer, “Mit Schiller gegen den ‘Egoismus der Vernunft,’” and Annette Vogt, “Die Berliner Humboldt-Universität von 1945/1946 bis 1960/1961.”
New publication: Daryn Lehoux, former postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG, has published “What did the Romans know? An inquiry into science and worldmaking.”
Course List: In cooperation with the Berlin universities, the MPIWG has published the new “Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte.”

March 2012

New announcements for the position of secretary to the executive director, for an apprenticeship in the IT department, and for a receptionist.
New announcement for the position of a Research Scholar in Department II, “Ideals and Practices of Rationality” (Prof. Daston).
New virtual exhibition “The Antikythera Mechanism,” held at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, organized in cooperation with the excellence cluster TOPOI, is online.
New publication: Viktoria Tkaczyk, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the MPIWG, has published “Himmels-Falten: zur Theatralität des Fliegens in der Frühen Neuzeit.”

February 2012

New Call for Papers for the Scholars’ Forum Literature and History of Science at the MPIWG on July 7, 2012.
New publication: Fernando Vidal, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “The sciences of the soul: the early modern origins of psychology.”
New Call for Papers for the conference “Perspective as Practice.”

January 2012

New publication: Dieter Hoffmann, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published “The German Physical Society and the Third Reich: physicists between autonomy and accommodation.”
New publications: Suparna Choudhury, Research Scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Critical neuroscience: a handbook of the social and cultural contexts of neuroscience.” Jaume Navarro, former Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Science and faith within reason: reality, creation, life and design.”

December 2011

New publication: Sven Dupré, Max Planck Research Group Director at the MPIWG, has co-published “From earth-bound to satellite: telescopes, skills and networks.”
New preprint: Frank W. Stahnisch has published “The emergence of Nervennahrung: Nerves, mind and metabolism in the long eighteenth century” (Preprint 421).
Call for Papers for the workshop “Knowledge In a Box: How Mundane Things Shape Knowledge Production” (July 26-29, 2012).

November 2011

The MPIWG mourns the loss of Peter Damerow, long-time member of the institute. A memorial website and online condolence book have been created.
Prize: Jürgen Renn, Executive Director at the MPIWG, has received the “Premio Anassilaos International 2011.”
New publication: Dagmar Schäfer, former director of a Max Planck Research Group at the MPWIG, has published the edited book “Cultures of Knowledge: Technology in Chinese History.”

October 2011

New publication: Helge Wendt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dpt. I, has published “Die missionarische Gesellschaft: Mikrostrukturen einer kolonialen Globalisierung.”
New preprints: Albert Presas i Puig (ed.), “A Comparative Study of European Nuclear Energy Programs” and Mathias Grote & Max Stadler (eds.), “Membranes Surfaces Boundaries. Interstices in the History of Science, Technology and Culture.”
New publication: Dieter Hoffmann has co-authored a monograph on the history of the Max Planck Society's Fritz Haber Institute.
New Directory for the History of Science in Berlin.
New Announcements for pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, writing-up-fellowships and student assistant positions.

September 2011

Call for Papers for the workshop “Colonial Subjects of Health and Difference: Races, Populations, Diversities” (June 11-13, 2012).

August 2011

New publication: Sven Dupré, Research Group leader at the MPIWG, has published “Silent Messengers. The Circulation of Material Objects of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries.”
New publication in the Open Access Series “Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge:” Elio Nenci, Research Scholar at the MPIWG, has published “Bernardino Baldi's In mechanica Aristotelis problemata exercitationes.”

July 2011

New coverage: Interviews with Lorraine Daston and Jürgen Renn, directors of the MPIWG, have been broadcast on Deutschlandfunk and Deutsche Welle.
New Publication: Alexander Marr, former guest at the MPIWG, has published “Between Raphael and Galileo: Mutio Oddi and the mathematical culture of late Renaissance Italy.”
New Publication: Miki Elazar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the MPIWG, has published “Honoré Fabri and the concept of impetus : a bridge between conceptual frameworks.”

June 2011

Dieter Hoffmann, research scholar at the MPIWG, is newly elected member of the Leopoldina (History of Science and Medicine Section).
New Publication: Vincenzo de Risi, Research Group Director at the MPIWG, has published “Saccheri, Gerolamo: Euclide vendicato da ogni neo.”

May 2011

New Publication in the Open Access Series “Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge” : The Max Planck Society together with the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte has published an electronic version of “Herausforderung Energie.”
New Announcements for a predoctoral fellowship and four student assistant positions.
New Publication: Christer Nordlund, researcher at the MPIWG, has published “Hormones of life : endocrinology, the pharmaceutical industry, and the dream of a remedy for sterility, 1930-1970.”
New Announcements for a secretary and two student assistant positions.
New Book: A new publication “Linguistic Issues in Encoding Sanscrit” by our late colleague Malcolm Hyman was published in February 2011.

April 2011

Science in “Germany's Oxford”, a tour of the science quarter of Berlin-Dahlem
Award: Matteo Valleriani, research fellow at the MPIWG, will receive the Paul-Bunge-Prize 2011 for his book "Galileo Engineer".

March 2011

New website about the cooperations in the history of knowledge in Berlin informs about upcoming events, courses at the universities in the next semester and researchers in Berlin.
Course List: The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new "Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte".
New announcements for two doctoral stipends, one writing-up fellowship, one student assistant and one trainee for information scientist.
New Publication: Dagmar Schäfer, Max Planck Research Group Director at the MPIWG, has edited "The court and the localities: Technological knowledge circulation in the seventeenth and eighteenth century China" (in Chinese).

February 2011

New announcements for a research fellow position and a postdoctoral fellowship for the new Max Planck Research Group (directed by Sven Dupré) and for writing-up fellowships for doctoral students in Department 2 (directed by Lorraine Daston).
New publication Susanne Lehmann-Brauns, former doctoral student at the MPIWG, has published her monograph "Jerusalem sehen: Reiseberichte des 12. bis 15. Jahrhunderts als empirische Anleitung zur geistigen Pilgerfahrt".
New fellowships for postdoctoral fellows (Research Group directed by Vincenzo di Risi) and for predoctoral scholars (Department 2 directed by Lorraine Daston) announced.
New preprints published by Ilana Löwy on "Microscopic Slides", Viktor J. Frenkel on the physicist Friedrich Houtermans, and André L. Blum, John Michael Krois und Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on "Verkörperungen".

January 2011

Bibliography of works by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is now accessible online.
MPIWG honors Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the occasion of his 65th birthday with a colloquium.
New call for papers for the workshop "Neuro-Reality Check: Scrutinizing the 'Neuro-Turn' in the Humanities and Natural Sciences".
New Call for Papers for the Ischia Summer School 2011.

December 2010

New Fellowship: The new Max Planck Research Group "Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space", directed by Vincenzo di Risi, announced a call for applications for a postdoctoral fellowship.
New Publication: New Monograph published by Thomas Schlich, former visiting fellow at the MPIWG, on "The origins of organ transplantation: surgery and laboratory science, 1880-1930".
New Publication: Margareta Tillberg has published the monograph "A new deal: post-soviet realities meet welfare state models".
Award: Milena Wazeck, research fellow at the MPIWG until October 2010, has received the Award of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik".
New publications by Andreas Whütrich on "The Genesis of the Feynman diagrams" and Monika Wulz on "Erkenntnisagenten: Gaston Bachelard und die Reorganisation des Wissens".
New Announcements for student assistant positions.

November 2010

Award: Dieter Hoffmann, research fellow at the MPIWG, has received the "Ehrennadel" of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. More
Call for Papers for the workshop "Endangerment and its Consequences" (7-8 October 2011).
Award: Matteo Valleriani, research fellow at the MPIWG, will receive the Marc-Auguste-Pictet-Prize 2010 for his book "Galileo Engineer".

October 2010

New Publication: Karin Krauthausen and Omar Nasim have published the edited volume "Notieren, Skizzieren: Schreiben und Zeichnen als Verfahren des Entwurfs" (= Wissen im Entwurf, vol. 3).
Award: Exhibition "Split+Splice: Fragments From the Age of Biomedicine", co-curated by Susanne Bauer, research fellow at the MPIWG, has received the "Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2010".
New Preprint by Tobias Breidenmoser, Fynn Ole Engler, Günther Jirikowski, Michael Pohl and Dieter G. Weiss on "Transformation of Scientific Knowledge in Biology: Changes in our Understanding of the Living Cell through Microscopic Imaging" has been published and can be ordered (No. 408).
New announcements for fellowships for the Max Planck Research Group directed by Dagmar Schäfer and for a junior research scholar position for the department directed by Lorraine Daston.

September 2010

Award: Lorraine Daston, director at the MPIWG, receives the German Federal Cross of Merit
Course List: The MPIWG has co-published with the Berlin Universities the new "Berliner Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wissenschaftsgeschichte".
New Preprints by Francesca Bordogna (No. 404), Christoph Hoffmann and Alexandre Métraux (No. 405), and Karin Krauthausen (No. 406) can be ordered.
The new Annual Report of the MPIWG for 2008/2009 is published and can be downloaded or ordered.

August 2010

New Postdoc-Fellowships are announced.
New Book: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG, has published his book "On Historicizing Epistemology".
New Book: Matteo Valleriani, research fellow at the MPIWG, has published his monograph "Galileo Engineer".

July 2010

New Jobs and Stipends for a research fellow, the Lorenz-Krüger-Postdoc-Fellowship, a visiting-fellowship and a student assistant position.
New Preprints by Matthias Schemmel on Medieval Representations of Change and Their Early Modern Application (No. 402) and by Frank W. Stahnisch on German-Speaking Émigré Neuroscientists in North America after 1933: Critical Reflections on Emigration-Induced Scientific Change (No. 403) were published.
Architecture: the Edition Axel Menges has published a volume on the architecture of the Institute’s building.

June 2010

New job and stipend openings for a research fellow for the project "History of the biomedical institutes in Berlin-Buch" and fellowships for visiting fellows (research group "Historicizing Knowledge About Human Biological Diversity in the 20th century").
New Publication: Katja Bödeker and Carmen Hammer have published the edited volume: "Wunderforschung: Ein Experiment von Kindern, Wissenschaftlern und Künstlern" as part of a MPIWG-exhibition project.
New Preprint by Angela Matyssek on "Überleben und Restaurierung. Barnett Newmans Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue III und Cathedra" (No. 398). It can be ordered for free.
New Publication: Dieter Hoffmann, research fellow at the MPIWG, has published the edited volume "Max Planck und die moderne Physik".

May 2010

Award: Lorraine Daston, director at the MPIWG, receives the medal Pour le Mérite.
Award: Peter McLaughlin, visiting scholar at the MPIWG, has received the Margherita-von-Brentano-Preis 2009.
New Preprint by Fynn Ole Engler, Björn Henning and Karsten Böger on "Transformationen der wissenschaftlichen Philosophie und ihre integrative Kraft – Wolfgang Köhler, Otto Neurath und Moritz Schlick" published (No. 396); it can be downloaded for free.
New Publication: Erika Milam, postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG in 2007 and 2008, has published her monograph on: "Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology".
Award: Henning Schmidgen, research fellow at the MPIWG, has received the Paul-Bunge-Preis 2010.
New Publication: Michael Gordin, Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG, has published his monograph "Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly".

April 2010

New Preprint by Tamás Demeter on "Hume's Experimental Method" published (No. 395) and can be ordered.
New Publication: Ursula Klein has edited with Emma C. Spary a working group volume on "Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory."
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG, has published a review of Darwins anniversary year in 2009 in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
New Preprints published: Luis Campos and Alexander von Schwerin (eds.), Making Mutations: Objects, Practices, Contexts (No. 393), and Volkmar Schüller, Some Remarks on Prop. VIII Probl. II of Newton’s Opticks Book I Part I (No. 394).

March 2010

Course List: The MPIWG has co-published a course list on the history of science at the Berlin universitites.
Call for Papers for the 5th Scholar's Forum for Literature and the History of Science.
New edited volume: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger has published with David Hyder "Science and the Life-World: Essays on Husserl's Crisis of the European Sciences".
New Preprint by Ana Barahona, Edna Suarez-Díaz, and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (editors) on "Hereditary Hourglass. Genetics and Epigenetics, 1868-2000" (No. 392) can be downloaded.
New Publication: Arne Schirrmacher, research scholar at the MPIWG, has published a critical edition of Philipp Lenards Autobiography.

February 2010

Call for papers for the workshop "Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century" (September 2010).

New Preprints by Alfred Gierer, Horst Nowacki, Jens Hoyrup, Horst-Heino v. Borzeszkowski & Renate Wahsner have been published (no. 388-391).
Six new book publications by research fellows of the MPIWG.

January 2010

Call for Applications for the "First European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences" (September 6-10, 2010).
The MPIWG joins other Max-Planck-Institutes in Berlin celebrating the Science Year 2010. The Max-Planck-Society published a
New Preprint by Christoph Hoffmann and Lidia Westermann on Gottfried Benns Literaturreferate in der Berliner Klinischen Wochenschrift. Faksimileabdruck und Einführung (No. 387) can be ordered for free.
New "Writing-Up"-Fellowships for Predocs (Dpt. 2 / Prof. Lorraine Daston) and more recent fellowship announcements and job offers.
New Preprint published and can be ordered for free: Thomas Sturm / Uljana Feest: What (Good) is Historical Epistemology? (No. 386)

December 2009

New Postdoctoral Fellowships and Senior Research Scholarships for Independent Research Group "Concepts and Modalities: Practical Konwledge Transmission" available.
New preprint edited by Arne Schirrmacher on "Communicating Science in 20th Century Europe. A Survey on Research and Comparative Perspectives".
Call for papers for Machines of Memory. The Archival Technologies and the Genealogy of “Datapower” (17th- 20th century).

November 2009

Call for Papers for the workshop "Membranes, Surfaces and Boundaries: interstices in the history of science, technology and culture"
Call for papers for HQ-3 Third International Conference on the History of Quantum Physics that will take place at the MPIWG (June 28–July 2, 2010).
MPIWG is cooperating with the Universität Jena and other Max-Planck-Institutes in the 3D-digitization of the Hilprecht-Collection.
Job offer for direction of an Independent MPG-Research Group with Professorship for the History of Knowledge at the Freie University (deadline November 19, 2009), and other offers.
New Preprint published by Arie Krampf on "Translation of central banking to developing countries in the postwar period: The Case of the Bank of Israel" (No. 383) and can be downloaded.

October 2009

Call for Papers for the workshop of the Gender Studies of Science-Project: "Using and Producing Science beyond the Academy"
New Preprint published by Fabian Krämer on "The Persistent Image of an Unusual Centaur", Tania Munz on The "Multiple Uses of Geese in Konrad Lorenz’s Animal Behavior Studies" and Jose Pacheco on "The mathematician Norberto Cuesta Dutarirecovered from oblivion" can be ordered for free or downloaded.
Prize: Milena Wazeck, research fellow at the MPIWG; has received the Georg-Uschmann-Preis for the History of Science of the Leopoldina.
Prize: Veronika Lipphardt, Research Group Director at the MPIWG, has received the Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik.
New Job offer for direction of an Independent MPG-Research Group with Professorship for the History of Knowledge at the Freie University, and other offers for postdoctoral and doctoral stipends.

September 2009

New Publication: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Staffan Müller-Wille have published their book "Das Gen im Zeitalter der Postgenomik: eine wissenschaftshistorische Bestandsaufnahme"
New Preprint by Anna Holterhoff on "Naturwissenschaft versus Religion? Zum Verhältnis von Theologie und Kosmologie im 18. Jahrhundert" (Preprint No. 376) can be downloaded now.
New Publication: Horst Nowacki and Wolfgang Lefèvre, both researcher at the MPIWG, have published "Creating Shapes in Naval and Civil Architecture".
New Publication: Milena Wazeck, a research scholar of the MPIWG, has published her study of Einstein's opponents.
New Preprint by Ludmila Hyman on "Vygotsky on Scientific Observation" (Preprint No. 375) can be downloaded now.
New Series: The first two edited volumes of the project "knowledge-in-the-making", a cooperation of MPIWG and the KHI, have been published.

August 2009

Four presentations of the Neuroculture Workshop (February 2009) are now available online.
New Publication:Barbara Wittmann, MPIWG research fellow, has edited the book "Spuren erzeugen: Zeichnen und Schreiben als Verfahren der Selbstaufzeichnung."

July 2009

New Publication: Emmanuel Didier, MPIWG postdoctoral fellow in 2006, has published his book "En quoi consiste l'Amérique: les statistiques, le New Deal et la démocratie"
New Publication: Oliver Schlaudt, former MPIWG predoctoral fellow in 2008, has published the edited volume "Die Quantifizierung der Natur: klassische Texte der Messtheorie von 1696 bis 1999."

May 2009

Apply for a "writing-up" fellowship for predoctoral scholars 2009-10 at the MPIWG.
New Publication: Claudia Bührig, MPIWG research scholar until 2005, has published her study of Late Roman monumental arches.

April 2009

New Publication: Jean-Francois Braunstein, Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG in 2008, has published "La philosophie de médicine d'Auguste Comte".
New Publication: Kelley Wilder, MPIWG-research fellow until 2008, has published her book "Photography and Science".

February 2009

Call for Papers for the 4th Scholars' Forum on Literature and History of Science.
In our discussion platform, researchers discuss new ways of using digital images.

January 2009

The MPIWG cooperates with the University of Rostock.
New Publication: Die Entstehung der biologischen Evolutionstheorie by Wolfgang Lefèvre

In Memoriam

The MPIWG mourns the loss of the historian Rüdiger vom Bruch, 20 June 2017 (June 29, 2017).

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).