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

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 2018-19

Visiting Scholar (30 Oct 2018-14 Dec 2018)

Menagerie: People and Wildlife in the American City

palagona@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 May 2019-30 Jun 2019)

PhD, Regents' Professor, School of International Letters & Cultures, Arizona State University

Wu Yün's "Rhapsody on the Darkling Gibbon" and its Daoist Contexts

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

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

acrompton@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD

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

acucu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 (Dec 2018-26 Dec 2018)

PhD, The Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan, CNRS-EHESS, Paris, France

Chinese Maps Collected by the MPIWG

vdlichtmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 May 2019)

PhD, Honorary Research Fellow, University College London

Wild Silk of West Africa: Towards an Indigenous Science of Materials

ldouny@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

afedotova@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-28 Feb 2019)

PhD, Professor, CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

Practicing Knowledge in Islamic Societies and their Neighbours

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

PhD candidate, University of Columbia

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

sfong@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor, Aalto University

The Uses and Abuses of Things: Reconceptualizing Technology-in-Use within the History of Technology

mfridlund@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (29 Jun 2018-6 Sep 2018)

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University

Medical Practice in 12th-Century China as Reflected in Medical Case Records

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2019)

PhD Candidate, UCLA

Climate Knowledge and the Politics of Predictive Governance: Case Studies in the Conversion of Knowledge about Climate Change into Actionable Information for Administrative Systems and Economic Agents

ipgray@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen

The Art of Judgment in Wetlands

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2018-15 Sep 2018)

Doctoral Student

The Role of Maps in 19th-Century Plant Geography

nguettler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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)

nhegesh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral 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?

mherreracasais@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2020)

jhyun@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Visiting Scholar (15 Sep 2018-22 Oct 2018)

PhD, History Department of Humanities, Northumbria University

Derek Ratcliffe, Raptors, and the History of Conservation Science

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2019)

pkonecny@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Developer (1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2020)

Dr.

Sources for the Study of Chinese History

nylin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-14 Dec 2018)

PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, The Cooper Union

Vegetable - Animal - Transformation

slowengard@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

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (17 Sep 2017-31 Mar 2019)

PhD

On beyond IP as a Political Act

amamidipudi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (6 Dec 2018-6 Jan 2019)

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

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

PhD

lonaga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, York University

Exotic Animals and Domestic Life during America's Long Sexual Revolution

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Research Fellow, Argentine National Council of Science (CONICET)

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

podgorny@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2019)

PhD, 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

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

gsantos@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (Nov 2018-30 Nov 2018)

PhD, Visiting Professor of East Asian Medicines, University of Westminster, London

Renaissance and Enlightenment in Seventeenth-Century China: The View From Medicine

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Jan 2019)

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 Scholar (28 Oct 2018-27 Dec 2018)

Dr. rer.nat, Dr. phil.

Transcendent Experiences–Phenomena, Ideas, and Judgements

hschwenke@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)

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

Curarized Animals and the Detached Body

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2019)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Nov 2018-15 May 2020)

PhD

Different Culture, Different Climate? Seeking Cultural Differences in the Climate Knowledge and Ideas

msun@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

PhD, 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

jsun@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2021)

szczygielska@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

swang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Aug 2020)

cxu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Oct 2018)

PhD, 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

dyang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

snyildiz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

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

gyon@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Riverside

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