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The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) has published its format “Research Topics” since 2008. Every six to eight weeks, researchers present individual contributions of one relevant aspect of their research or present a new research project. Since 2017, scholars at the MPIWG have been contributing to “The Conversation,” a public platform for research content related to current topics, which are accessible on this page. 

Latest Research Topics

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Visualization and Material Cultures of the Heavens in Eurasia and North Africa (4000 BCE–1700 CE)

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N° 50
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The Strait in the Cold War—Deep Science and Global Geopolitics in the Mediterranean

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Latest Articles on "The Conversation UK"

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Flying Chariots and Exotic Birds: How Seventeeth Century Dreamers Planned to Reach the Moon

We’ve only traveled into space in the last century, but humanity’s desire to reach the moon is far from recent. In the second century AD, Lucian’s True History, a parody of travel tales, alread...

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How the Catalan Economy Benefited under Franco—and What This Means for the Ongoing Stalemate

Any long-term solution requires a deep understanding of the issues at stake, but the each day the situation is more puzzling to observers at home and around the world. Spaniards living abroad, ...

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What Yemen Can Learn from the Historical Experience of Cholera

War has overcome the near eradication of cholera that modern advances in medicine and international public health organisations have allowed. So how did these advances come to pass and what can...

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