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.

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

czhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

dzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Researchers 2017-18

A

Visiting Scholar (30 Oct 2018-14 Dec 2018)

Science in Conservation-Cluster, im Rahmen der Working Group The Art of Judgement: Menagerie - People and Wildlife in the American City

palagona@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

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

C

Digital Content Curator (Since Jan 2014)

PhD

schen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 May 2019)

PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Landscapes of Colony-Building in the North Atlantic: People, Plance, and Environment in Early Modern French Newfoundland

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2019)

PhD

Hidden Reserves in Socialist Planning: From Historical Consciousness to Science and Expertise

D

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-31 Jul 2019)

PhD

The Liver in Egypt - Productions of an Organ through 20th-century Public Health and Political Economy

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Oct 2018)

Ph.D., The Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan, CNRS-EHESS, Paris, France

Chinese Maps Collected by the MPIWG

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 May 2019)

Ph.D.

Wild silk of West Africa: towards an indigenous science of materials

F

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Senior Researcher, St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Russian Academy of Science

The scientific and cultural phenomenon of European bison in the 19th - early 20th century

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

Ph.D. candidate, University of Columbia

Agents of Violence: Naval Technology and Late Qing China in Global Arms Trade, 1875-1911

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Aalto University

The uses and abuses of things: Reconceptualizing technology-in-use within the history of technology

G

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 (15 Sep 2018-14 Dec 2018)

Ph.D., Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen

The Art of Judgment in Wetlands

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2018-15 Sep 2018)

Doctoral student

The role of maps in 19th century plant geography

H

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2015-19 Aug 2021)

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)

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2021)

Mediterranean Nautical Cartography in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish: Islands or Gateways of Knowledge in the Sea of Transcultural and Translinguistic Translation Processes?

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2020)

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

K

Visiting Scholar (15 Sep 2018-22 Oct 2018)

Ph.D., History Department of Humanities, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Derek Ratcliffe, Raptors and the History of Conservation Science

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2019)

L

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-14 Dec 2018)

PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Vegetable - Animal - Transformation

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

N

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

Ph.D.

The Elk, the Tapir, their Hooves, and the Falling Sickness: A Story of Substitution, Trade, and Animal Medical Substances

R

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2019)

Ph.D., David and Michelle Ebersman Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brown University

The Art of Judgement: Objects of Organization

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

A Transnational History of Mountaineering

croeder@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

S

Visiting Scholar (10 Sep 2018-6 Jan 2019)

PhD, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanitites and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Women and Birth in Transition: The Politics and Ethics of Childbirth Medicalization in Reform era China

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

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

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Oct 2018)

Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University

Curarized Animals and the Detached Body

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-15 Oct 2018)

Ph.D., University of Leuven

Mineral Building Materials in China. Rediscovering the built environments in the large datasets of Difangzhi, 10-20th centuries

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2019)

msaarela@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD

Different Culture, Different Climate? Seeking cultural differences in the climate knowledge and ideas

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Ph.D., Professor, Zhejiang University, Department of History

Local Identity and State along the Grand Canal: Transforming Agrarian Societies in the Northern Grand Canal Region, 1289-1855

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2021)

W

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

swang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

X

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (11 Sep 2018-30 Nov 2018)

Y

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Oct 2018)

Ph.D., Department of History, Zhejiang University, China

Chinese Maps Collected by the MPIWG

yyang@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 (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