Launching a New Interdisciplinary Program on the History of Knowledge: The ISRF-MPIWG Collaborative Fellowship

The MPIWG and the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) are excited to announce the arrival of the fellows of its new collaborative fellowship program. This joint pilot program supports researchers from across the globe in undertaking collaborative projects that aim to break existing disciplinary boundaries and explanatory frameworks. Six awardees were selected to the program following a competitive application process:

  • Nelson Chanza and Eric Makombe: Mitigation or Adaptation to Climate Change? In Search of a Sustainable Development Trajectory for Post-Colonial Zimbabwe (more)
  • Angelika Fortuna and Dewi Tan: Beyond Disasters: The Discourse of Resilience in a Sinking Jakarta (more)
  • Leonardo Niro and Bruno Rates: The Forces of Life and the Energies of Mind: The Mobilization of Concepts of Force and Energy in the Life and Psychological Sciences in the 18th and 19th Century (more)

The Fellows are based at the MPIWG in Berlin during spring/summer 2023, and are hosted by the newly-established graduate International Max Planck Research School “Knowledge and Its Resources: Historical Reciprocities” (IMPRS-KIR). Through group workshops and research they will address empirical problems around the epistemologies and politics of knowledge formation in scientific, intellectual, economic, social, technological, or environmental domains, and propose potential applications to real world problems on regional or global scales.

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