Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
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2021-06-30T16:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL2021-06-30 16:00:002021-07-02 17:30:00Experts at Work
This is a workshop of the working group ‘Ability and Authority.’
We will discuss experts of various knowledge and crafts, historical and imaginary, and address issues such as occupational cultures, mistakes at work, and the relationship between skills and politics.
8 working group members will present their initial-stage research.
The participants and audience are expected to read the papers in advance of the workshop.
Day 1: June 30, 2021, 16:00-17:30 (Berlin time)
Ability and Authority in the Context of Crisis and Conflict: The Mid-Fifteenth Century, David Robinson (Colgate University)
Sailing and Navigating Practices in Ming China, Elke Papelitzky (KU Leuven)
Who Was a Good Astronomer? Qiao Yang (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Day 2: July 1, 2021, 16:00-17:30 (Berlin time)
The Inkmaker's Mark in Ming China, Thomas Kelly (Harvard University)
An Imagined Conversation about Work Experiences in the Jingdezhen Kilns, Anne Gerritsen (The University of Warwick)
A Migrant Mason Family in Medieval Japan: An Imagined Dialogue, Yiwen Li (City University of Hong Kong)
Day 3: July 2, 2021, 16:00-18:00 (Berlin time)
Interpreters and Translators: Down But Not Out in Yuan and Ming China, Morris Rossabi (Columbia University)
Mistakes at Work in the Legal Code of Great Ming, Sarah Schneewind (University of California San Diego)
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