International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) "Knowledge and Its Resources: Historical Reciprocities" Welcomes Its Second Cohort

On October 6, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science welcomed the second cohort of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) "Knowledge and Its Resources: Historical Reciprocities“! At the hybrid event, the new students met for the first time with members of the IMPRS Teaching Faculty and colleagues from the MPIWG.

After welcome addresses by the IMPRS Speakers Dagmar Schäfer (MPIWG) and Anke te Heesen (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), the six doctoral students presented their research projects in inspiring elevator pitches. The presentations were followed by a reception and a reading session on concepts for a history of knowledge. The new students are (front row, from left to right): Omri Polatsek, Jonathan Haid, Megan Briers, Clara Kahn, Leonie Rau, and Dwirahmi Suryandari (via Zoom, not on photos).


List of the dissertation projects

  • Clara Marie Kahn: Beyond Leaves: Cultivating Knowledge in Books of Hours (1470–1520)
  • Dwirahmi Suryandari: Contestation of Knowledge in the Collection and Exhibition of Indigenous Objects by Catholic Mission Museums
  • Jonathan Haid: Nitrocellulose: A Material History of the Humanities
  • Leonie Rau: Tracing an Epistemic Genre: Premodern Arabic Recipe Collections as Resources of Knowledge
  • Megan Briers: Women in Nineteenth-Century British and American Astronomical Fieldwork
  • Omri Polatsek: Agrochemical Transformations and their Knowledge Resources in Egypt, 1882–1952