Visiting Scholarships (3–9 months) (EN)

January 31, 2019
Department/Research Group

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Department III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Directed by Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer, offers Visiting Scholarships (3–9 months) to take place in the period September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020.

Outstanding scholars beyond the postdoc phase of their careers are invited to apply for participation in the Art of Judgement research cluster. Particularly welcome are digital humanities approaches that make use of the material gathered as part of the Measuring the Earth: A Digital Repository for the History of Modern Geodesy project and research proposals that look at the materiality of measurement (e.g., practices, tools, and artifacts).

Applications from candidates in every field within the history of science, technology, and the environment are welcome, with some preference for projects looking outside or beyond traditional disciplinary, chronological, and geographical foci. The MPIWG hosts many academic activities: conferences, workshops, brown bag seminars, and colloquia. Visiting scholars are encouraged to combine their research stay with active participation in such events.

Applications may be submitted in German or English. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to submit:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including list of publications)
  • a research proposal on a topic related to the cluster (1000 words maximum)

Applications must be submitted via our online application portal:

Deadline for submission:  January 31, 2019 (23:59)

Please note that only successful candidates will be notified.



For questions about the Art of Judgement, its research projects, and Department III, please contact Wilko Graf von Hardenberg (; for technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (


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