Dept. III

The Zhao Yu Tu (“map of the area of the mausoleum”), excavated in the late 1970s in Pingshan County, south-central Hebei Province. Hebei Provincial Museum at Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China.

Dept. III

Artefacts, Action, & Knowledge

Director: Dagmar Schäfer

T +49 30 22667 151

 

Director

Director (Since Apr 2013)

Dr., Professor, TU Berlin, FU Berlin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Histories of Planning

MPIWG Dept. 3

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Services & Administration

Digital Content Curator (Since Jan 2014)

PhD

schen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Editorial Assistant

ggrzimek@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Departmental Assistant (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2023)

czhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

dzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Researchers 2017-18

A

Visiting Scholar (May 2018-31 May 2018)

B

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-15 Sep 2018)

Dr., Associate Professor

Animal Lounges: Launching Nature into the History of Airports

sbauer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar, IT Architect (15 May 2017-14 May 2019)

MRes, MSc, MA, BSc

pbelouin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2018-30 Jun 2018)

PhD, Assistant Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University

History of Medicine and Science in China, 1500-1800; Materiality of Knowledge as Presented in Ming-Qing Local Gazetteers. A Social History of Medical Recipes in Early Modern China

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2015-31 Aug 2018)

sblacker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2017-31 Jul 2019)

PhD

Mapping the Arab City: Alexandria, Cairo and Tunis in the Early Modern Period

ebonhomme@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (Since Apr 2012)

PD Dr. habil.

Visualizations of the Heavens and Their Material Cultures in Eurasia and North Africa (4,000 BCE-1700 CE)

brentjes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (14 Aug 2017-31 Oct 2017)

PhD

Privileged Knowledge. The Politics of Print in the Early Dutch Republic

C

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2017-30 Jun 2018)

PhD.

qche@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2018-31 Jul 2018)

The Changing Cosmology and Knowledge of the Tiger lands in Buddhist Asia

Digital Content Curator (Since Jan 2014)

PhD

schen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2016-31 Aug 2018)

PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Swarthmore College

In Search of Unknown Craftsmen: Trade, Tribute, and the Invention of Bingata

bchen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-28 Feb 2018)

MA, Doctoral Student, Universität Heidelberg

Nutritional Filth: Agricultural Uses of Animal Waste in Late Imperial China

scheng@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (May 2018-31 May 2018)

PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Perfecting Nature: A History of Science, Animals, and Spanish Empire

D

Visiting Scholar (2 Jun 2018-31 Jul 2018)

PhD. Associate Professor

Chinese Local Gazetteers Project and School Library Book Collections

F

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2018-15 Aug 2018)

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Capturing Knowledge—Captivity, Trafficking, and Knowledge Acquistion in Early Modern China

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2018-28 Jul 2018)

Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University

The Filiality of Daughters in Imperial China: A Genealogical Study

Visiting Scholar (15 Jul 2017-23 Dec 2017)

PhD, Associate Professor of History, Wesleyan University

Biodiversity Preservation in International Agricultural Research

cfullilove@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

G

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2018-14 Jul 2018)

Visiting Scholar (29 Jun 2018-6 Sep 2018)

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University

Medical Practice in 12th century China as reflected in Medical Case Records

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2018-30 Apr 2018)

PhD, Azrieli Postdoctoral Fellow, Tel Aviv University

A Million Horses: The Geography and Economy of Frontier Horse Ranches in Early Ming China

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2018-15 Sep 2018)

Doctoral student

The role of maps in 19th century plant geography

H

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2018-14 Jul 2018)

PhD, Professor of History, New Mexico State University

Tu (圖) in Local Gazetteers

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2015-31 Aug 2018)

PhD

"Understanding the Anthropocene": The Level of the Sea

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2018-10 Dec 2018)

PhD, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science & Technology, University of Manchester; Visiting Professor, Centre for History of Science, Technology & Medicine, Kings College, London

Could the social consequences of the Green Revolution have been anticipated?

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2016-30 Jun 2019)

PhD

Interplay Between Society, Technology, and Nature in the Chinese-Korean Borderland from the Sixteenth to the Seventeenth Century

mhasegawa@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2018-14 Sep 2020)

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2017-30 Sep 2017)

PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Hand Mnemonics and Counting Skills: Reducing Uncertainty through Fate Computation

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr 2018-31 Aug 2018)

The Sciences of Sinography

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2017-28 Feb 2018)

PhD

Colonial Ears: Noise, Acoustics, and Hearing Bodies in Colonial Taiwan

jhsieh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

I

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

Engineering Metropolis: Contagion, Capital, and the Making of British Colonial Cairo, 1882-1922

sismail@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

J

Visiting Scholar (Jun 2018-30 Jun 2018)

Professor

1. Studies on the Cultural History of the Chinese Translation of the Jihe yuanbe 2. Communication and Transmission of Mathematical Knowledge along the Silk Road

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2018-10 Jun 2018)

PhD, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, ollege of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University, USA

The Islamic Near East Collection at the Library of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

hjorati@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

L

Visiting Scholar (May 2018-31 May 2018)

alehmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (3 May 2018-2 Aug 2018)

PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of History and the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of South Carolina, USA

Shifting Baselines, Altered Horizons: Politics, Practice, and Knowledge in the Anthropocene

Visiting Scholar (7 Jan 2018-7 Feb 2018)

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-14 Dec 2018)

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2018)

zlu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

Geographical Fragments from Early Medieval China: Local Gazetteers before Local Gazetteers

alycas@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

M

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Sep 2018)

Dr. phil., Postdoc Researcher in the History of Technology, Technical University of Munich, Germany

A Quiet Revolution: Singapore as a Logistics City, 1848-1914

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Dec 2017-15 Aug 2018)

Astrology and Astronomy in Liao-Yuan China and Inner Asia

mmccoy@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

N

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (20 Jun 2018-15 Jul 2018)

PhD

Famine, Science and the Aesthetics of Planning in Modern India

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Jan 2019)

PhD candidate, Department of History, Columbia University

Adopted by the World: China and the Rise of Global Intimacy

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2015-31 Aug 2019)

PhD

Barren Structures: The Problem of Sterility in the Age of Plenty

tnovick@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

O

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

lonaga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

P

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2019)

MA, Doctoral Student, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Insects as Knowledge Goods and Global Commodities: Hans Sauter's Formosa Collections

kpannhorst@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

R

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2018)

PhD, Professor of Global History and Culture, University of Warwick

Cultures of Innovation in Global History

Visiting Scholar (15 Feb 2018-14 Apr 2018)

PhD, Professor of Long Term Development of Science and Technology, University of Twente

Technologies in Use, 1760-1840: Toward a Historical and Historiographical Frame

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

A Transnational History of Mountaineering

croeder@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

S

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2018-15 Sep 2018)

Dr. med., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Animal Lounges: Launching Nature into the History of Airports Im Rahmen der Working Group The Body of Animals

mschluender@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-28 Feb 2018)

Experts of Memory: Chanting as a Method and Verification of Learning in Tang Dynasty China

kseymour@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2019)

PhD

Public Health, Modern Agriculture, and Wars Against Insect Enemies: Pest Control and the Making of Applied Entomology in Modern China, 1915-1960

yshen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

U

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2018-31 Jul 2018)

PhD, Associate Professor

Baselining Pollution: Producing “Natural Soil” for Environmental Regulation in Chile

V

Visiting Scholar (15 Jan 2018-30 Jun 2018)

PhD, Advanced Lecturer, Loyola University Chicago

Guildhalls as Hybrid Socio-religious Spaces and as Part of a Network of Religious Spaces

W

Research Scholar, IT Project Manager (15 May 2017-14 May 2019)

swang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (18 Jul 2017-17 Jul 2018)

PhD

Narratives of Transformation: The Globalization of Indigenous Knowledge

iwilner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2018-31 Aug 2018)

PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto

Empire of Ice: Science, Nature, and the Economy of Cold

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2018-14 Jul 2018)

Y

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2017-30 Jun 2018)

MA, Doctoral Student, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Role of Astronomers and Physicians as Agents of Scientific and Medical Exchange in the Mongol Eurasia

qyang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-14 Jan 2019)

Geological Knowledge and the Making of Modern East Asia: A Transnational History of Petroleum Explorations in Manchuria

IT Developer (20 Mar 2017-19 Mar 2019)

cyeh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (15 Mar 2018-12 Apr 2020)

PhD

Empire, Nature and Pharmacology in the Ottoman World, 1400-1800

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2020)

PhD

Economics as a Coordination Tool. Investment Planning in Électricité de France, from the Nationalisation (1946) to the 1970s

gyon@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Z

Visiting Scholar (15 Aug 2017-30 Sep 2017)

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. habil., Professor of the History of Technology, Technische Universität München (TUM)

Fighting Uncertainty and Promising Safety—Practices of Evidence for Technical Safety in Twentieth Century Engineering

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2018-14 Jul 2018)

PhD

Gazetteer Maps of the Qing Dynasty

Visiting Scholar (6 Jun 2018-31 Jul 2018)

The Changing Cosmology and Knowledge of the Tiger lands in Buddhist Asia

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2019)

Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, University of California, Riverside

The Art of Judgement: Logistical Modernity — Flows, Forms, and Spaces