In an average year, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) hosts a total of 200–300 staff and researchers. This list comprises all researchers based at the Institute in 2018–19, as well as permanent staff. Approximately 75 short and long-term scholars work at the Institute at any given moment, from Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows (including Visiting Scholars and Fellows) to Senior Research Scholars. The Department and Research Groups' activities are supported by the Administration (headed by Claudia Paaß), by the Research Coordinator (Ohad Parnes), by the Library (headed by Esther Chen), by the Head of Cooperation and Communication (Hansjakob Ziemer), and by the Research IT Group and IT Support (headed by Jürgen Renn).

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A

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Oct 2018)

Visiting Scholar (8 Dec 2018-24 Feb 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor, Instituto of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo

Structural transformations in the theory of musical proportions

oabdounur@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (30 Oct-14 Dec 2018)

Menagerie: People and Wildlife in the American City

palagona@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (12 Sep-12 Dec 2018)

PhD, Milton H. Wilson Professor in the Humanities, Professor of History, Northwestern University

A History of Artificial Beings

Visiting Scholar (16 Jan-15 Feb 2019)

Professor of History at the Department of History, Tel Aviv University

A Scholarly Way of Life in the Making, 1480–1630 

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-30 Jun 2019)

Dr.

The Physician's Album Amicorum: Humanist Cultures of Knowledge Networking

mavxentevskaya@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (2 Jan 2017-31 Jul 2018)

PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

The Status of Practical Geometry and its Relations to Theoretical and Applied Geometrical Knowledge in Sixteenth–Century Treatises of Practical Geometry

Welcome Office Administrator

aziz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

B

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (2 Sep-2 Oct 2018)

PhD

Beyond the Canon: Towards a History of Mathematical Practices in India

dsbabu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Oct 2014-31 May 2022)

PD Dr.

History of the Max Planck Society

jbalcar@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-30 Sep 2019)

PhD

Climatic Effects: Architecture, Media and the Planetary Imaginary

dabarber@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug-15 Sep 2018)

Dr., Associate Professor

Animal Lounges: Launching Nature into the History of Airports

sbauer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Die merkwürdige Geschichte von Leonardo da Vincis "Codices Forster"

becchi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug-31 Dec 2018)

PhD. Professor of History, University of Paris 1

Mesmerism and Politics on the Eve of the French Revolution

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

MRes, MSc, MA, BSc

pbelouin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Support Main Contact

mberner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Librarian

Special Collections and Institute’s Bibliography

bertram@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Group Leader (1 Nov 2017-31 Jan 2023)

PhD

ablum@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Andrea Bohlman

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan-31 Aug 2019)

PhD, Assistant Professor of Music, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Fragile Sound, Silent History: Recording Eastern Europe

Stephen R. Bokenkamp

Visiting Scholar (1 May-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

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Dec 2018-1 Jan 2019)

PhD candidate, Queens College, History Faculty, University of Oxford

Gottfried Leibniz in His World: The Making of a Savant (1672–1679). Scientist, Projector and Courtier: Gottfried Leibniz’s Poetic of Ambiguity as an Instrument of Advancement

Visiting Scholar (1-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professeur émérite d'Histoire moderne, Université Paris Diderot Paris 7

Mineralogy, Art and Architecture in the Eyes of XVIIIth–Early XIXth Century Travelers

Librarian

Copyright Clearance

urte@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

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music, Wellesley College

Liberal Sound: Milton Babbitt and the RCA Synthesizer

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (2 Jul-3 Sep 2018)

PhD. Lecturer in Music, Queen's University Belfast

Tactile Speech

TOPOI Research Group Leader (1 Nov 2012-31 Dec 2018)

Dipl. Phys.

buettner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

C

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor Emerita of History, University of California at Davis, USA

Medieval Science on the Road to Maturity

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2002)

Dr.

Research IT

casties@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug-31 Dec 2018)

PhD. Professor and Director of Research, CNRS, France

Mathematical Commentaries in the Ancient World

Head of Library

MA, MA LIS

echen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Digital Content Curator (Since Jan 2014)

PhD

schen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 May 2016-30 Sep 2019)

PhD

The Earth in the Sky is like the Yolk of the Egg in the Egg White. Natural Philosophy in the Polemics of the Muslims of Medieval Iberia

mcolominasaparicio@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2017-30 Sep 2018)

PhD

Kunstwissenschaft c. 1900 as a "Transcultural" View of Art 'avant la lettre'

mcosta@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 Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan-31 Mar 2019)

PhD

The Anthropocene in Public Health

Director (Since Jul 1995)

PhD, Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

Moral and Natural Orders, History of Scientific Data, Cognitive Practices of Science

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (22 Aug-5 Sep 2018)

PhD., Associate Professor, Fine Arts Faculty in Cuenca, University of Castilla-La Mancha

In Camera Out / Camera obscura interactive database and timeline

mpablo@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Feb 2018-31 Dec 2019)

CR1 Senior Research Fellow (tenured), CNRS–Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University Diderot, Paris, France

The Development of the Euclidean Mathematical Tradition in the Early Modern Age: Translation, Transmission and Transformation of the Text of the Elements

vderisi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2016-30 Jun 2020)

PhD

Transmission and History of Antique Scientific Texts such as Ptolemy’s Geography, using Computational Humanities

odefaux@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Jul-16 Sep 2018)

Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex

Sound, Materiality and the Social Lives of Objects

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-31 Jul 2019)

PhD

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

Publication Manager

BA

divarci@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Dec 2020)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct-30 Nov 2018)

PhD candidate

Der Schwingkreis: Schaltungsgeschichte(n) an den Rändern von Musik und Medien

cdoerfling@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (3-26 Dec 2018)

PhD, 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)

PhD

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

Personnel (Surnames L­-Z)

dutschmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

E

Visiting Scholar (6 Aug-30 Sep 2018)

F

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct-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 Scholar (17 Jun-21 Oct 2018)

PhD, Associate Professor, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, Israel

The Disciplinarization of the Sciences: Pre-classical Mechanics between the Sovereign State and the Reformed Catholic Religion: 1550-1650

Research Scholar (1 Jan-28 Feb 2019)

PhD

The Environment of Note-Taking: Mining, ca. 1700-1900

sfelten@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Editorial Assistant

Dr.

fenger@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-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

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2020)

PhD

Research Scholar (6 Nov 2017-31 Dec 2018)

MA, Doctoral Student, Freie Universität Berlin

Edition Elkana and Krois: Rethinking the Political Epistemology of Enlightenment. Dialogues with Ernst Cassirer

sfreyberg@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

Research Scholar (1 Aug 2016-31 Jul 2019)

PhD

mfriedrich@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

G

Librarian

Interlibrary Loan

garske@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD

The Introduction of Emergentist Concepts into the Final Theory Program

rgaudenzi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2020)

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2020)

mgeller@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct-30 Nov 2018)

PhD candidate, Department of History, Central European University Budapest

Rationality of Noise: Gathering of Acoustic Information during the Cold War

ggeorgiev@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (Since Sep 2012)

Dr.

Science and Technology in Italian Postwar Cultural Journals

dgermanese@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Support Main Contact

gezer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (29 Jun-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

Personnel (Students)

sgosdschick@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Max Planck Fellow (1 Apr 2016-31 Mar 2021)

Prof. Dr.

grasshoff@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Tuning the World: A Global History of Acoustics at the Crossroads of Aesthetics, Politics, Science and Industry (1834–1939)

fgribenski@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Sep-14 Dec 2018)

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

The Art of Judgment in Wetlands

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

Rewriting the World in Southwest India

emgurevitch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug-15 Sep 2018)

Doctoral student

The role of maps in 19th century plant geography

nguettler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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-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 (1-31 Jan 2019)

PhD, University of Sydney, Australia, Lecturer, School for the History and Philosophy of Science

The Known and the Lived: Melitta Schiller–Stauffenberg, 1903 - 1945

Departmental Assistant

rheld@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 ?

Librarian

Library Systems, Digitization, Reference Management

hinrich@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (24 Feb 2016-31 Dec 2018)

Prof. Dr. emeritus

Mitarbeit im Forschungsprofil moderne Physik der Abteilung sowie das von der PTB finanzierte Projekt "Geschichte der PTR im Dritten Reich"

dh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2016-31 Mar 2019)

MA, Doctoral Student, Technische Universität Berlin

Quantitative Physiological Reasoning at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century: The Work of Sanctorius Sanctorius

thollerbach@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar, Communications Editor (1 Apr 2016-31 Mar 2019)

MSc

Science in Society; Science Communication; Public Outreach

shood@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2016-30 Jun 2019)

PhD

From Electrotype to the Electric Image: Global Vision, c. 1830–1920

hhsiung@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Metaphor & Metaphysic: Henri Bergson & the Language of Epistemology in Fin-de-Siècle France

lxhuang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May-31 Jul 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor of History, Mississippi State University

Listening to Nature: Standardized Soundscapes and Imagined Ecologies, 1900–2000

(24 Sep-7 Oct 2018)

Investigation into ancient calendars of Yizu彝族 and comparative studies of ancient calendars of Yizu and of other ancient civilizations

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2020)

Visiting Scholar (1 Dec 2016-31 Dec 2019)

Dr. phil., Professor Emeritus

Portraying, Connecting and Confronting Early Cultures of Organized Knowledge – and Drawing Consequences

jhoyrup@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

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2023)

J

Predoctoral Fellow (1 May 2017-31 Dec 2018)

Disaster Preparedness in Japan and Global Transfer of Knowledge, 1900-1965

mjacoby@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (6 May 2017-31 May 2019)

PhD, Technische Universität Berlin, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Practical Knowledge between Field and Laboratory

mjaehnert@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2016-31 Jul 2019)

MA, Doctoral Student, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Cometary Pamphlets and the Way they Present, Create, and Diffuse Natural Philosophic Knowledge

ajerratsch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-30 Apr 2019)

PhD, Lecturer, Institute of Cultural Heritage, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Experience of Soul and Body in the Chinese Jesuit Sciences, 1583-1683

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2018-23 Nov 2019)

Dr. phys.

bjohnson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (12 Aug 2018-31 Jul 2019)

Professor of History

The Max Planck Institutes and Early Postwar German Biochemical Research Networks

K

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2011-31 Jan 2020)

Dr.

History of Physics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (esp. Atomic Physics and Institutional and Social Aspects)

kant@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Support Main Contact

kantel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (4 Aug-4 Sep 2018)

From sonar to quartz clock: technology and physics in war, academy and industry

Visiting Scholar (22 Jan-31 Dec 2018)

Dr., Prof. em., Universität Bremen

The Power of Ethnological Interpretation of Human Behavior During the Cold War and Beyond: Konrad Lorenz, Iräneus Eibl–Eibesfeldt, Wolfgang Wickler and the MPI for Behavioral Physiology

Visiting Scholar (15 Sep-22 Oct 2018)

PhD, History Department of Humanities, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Derek Ratcliffe, Raptors and the History of Conservation Science

IT Researcher

MA

Event Recording, Reference Management, Media Library

kern@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Librarian

Interlibrary Loan

rkessentini@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Oct 2018)

Columbia University, Roberta and William Campbell Professor of Humanities

Kant on the Unity of Self-Consciousness in the Unity of Perception Kant's Theory of Moral Agency

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Oct 2018)

PhD, Columbia University, Professor of Philosophy

Deweyan pragmatism in the 21st Century

Senior Research Scholar (Since Jul 1998)

Prof. Dr., Außerordentliche Professorin an der Universität Konstanz

"Useful Sciences," State Bureaucracy, and Industrialization in Prussia (c. 1760–1830)

klein@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2014-31 May 2021)

Prof. Dr., Berlin Social Science Center

History of the Max Planck Society

Research Scholar (18 Aug 2014-31 Dec 2022)

Gender Issues in the Hierarchy of the Max Planck Society, 1948–1998

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2019)

Visiting Scholar (15 May 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of History, University of Nottingham

The History of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Pugwash) in East and West Germany during the Cold War

Personnel (Surnames L­-Z)

Research Group Leader (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2023)

PhD

kkrause@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Researcher, Research Technology Officer (Since Aug 2016)

PhD

fkraeutli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct-15 Dec 2018)

PhD, Associate Professor of History, Dartmouth College

The Circulation of Astronomical Knowledge in the Mediterranean World, 1350-1650

rkremer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Oct 2018-14 Jan 2019)

PhD, Assistant Professor, Leiden University

The Formulations of Shape– and Weight–Based Economies in the Bronze Age

mkuijpers@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2017-31 Mar 2019)

L

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2013-31 Dec 2018)

PhD

rlalli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2020)

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

John Bulwer (1606–1656): On the Theatricality of Medical Knowledge; Ciphers, Sounds and Ear Trumpets: Acoustics and Espionage in England, 1655-1685

alaqua@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (16 May 2018-31 Dec 2020)

Extended evolution theory of knowledge and computational history

mlaubichler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Research Scholar

Visiting Scholar (6 Sep 2016-30 Sep 2018)

Dr. phil.

Konkurrenzfähigkeit und Flexibilität im globalen Wettbewerb: Zur diskursiven Logik befristeter Verträge in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Visiting Scholar (Since Mar 2006)

Dr., Außerordentlicher Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin

History of Science in Connection with History of Philosophy on the Basis of Social History; Sciences in Greek Antiquity; Early Modern Physics and Chemistry; History of Biology (Fifteenth to Eighteenth centuries)

wlef@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov-31 Dec 2018)

How Did Computers Transform Historians’ Work?

Visiting Scholar (1 Feb 2017-31 Dec 2018)

PhD

Cosmochemistry and Astroparticle Research in the Max Planck Society

jaleon@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

MPG Minerva Research Group Leader (1 Sep 2012-28 Feb 2019)

Dr. Phil.

Reading and Writing Medicine in Early Modern England

eleong@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2019)

The Role of Mathematics in the Final Theory Program

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2019)

Signal, Symbol, Measure, Model: Acoustic Processing and Computational Knowledge

IT Developer (1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2020)

Dr.

Sources for the Study of Chinese History

Student Assistant (1 Sep 2018-31 Mar 2019)

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-14 Dec 2018)

PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Vegetable - Animal - Transformation

Visiting Scholar (15 Feb 2018-15 Feb 2019)

PhD

Umbrella Project: Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

fluzzini@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

Librarian

Acquisitions and Cataloguing

macphail@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Oct 2018-14 Aug 2019)

lmalich@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 Scholar (1 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor

Herodotus and the Modern Sciences

Visiting Student (1 Dec 2017-30 Nov 2018)

The Genesis of the CPT Theorem

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul-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 Scholar (1 Nov-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor, Department of English, New York University

Poetry Bound: on the notational, the parenthetical, the composed

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2018)

PhD, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Hortus Oceanus Indicus: The Calcutta Botanic Garden and the Making of the Indian Ocean Environment, 1786-1847

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (18 Oct 2018-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Francesco di Giorgio and the Architectural Profession in Renaissance Italy

emerrill@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-30 Apr 2019)

Research Scholar, PostDoc

Vergleichssemantiken und -praktiken in der MPG, 1948-2002

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Jan 2019)

PhD, Emeritus Research Director, THALIM Research Unit, Paris

Theatrical Spoken-Word Records in Germany and France, 1950–1970: Repertoire, Production, Distribution, Use

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep-30 Nov 2018)

The Birth of the Individual Authorship in Medieval Judaism (10th-12th centuries) in the Baghdadian and Andalusian Islamicate milieux.

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

The shaping of generality in 19th century enumerative geometry

nmichel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (13 Mar 2017-12 Mar 2019)

PhD, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, Laboratoire SPHERE, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Numerical Literacy in the Old Babylonian Kingdom of Larsa

rmconlin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Charting the Weather: a History of Graphical Representations in late 18th–Century Meteorology

imihailescu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Early Modern Exchanges in Sanskrit Astral Sciences

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2020)

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

tmittasch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2019)

PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow

Medieval ingenium: Knowledge, Experience, and Technology

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-1 Jun 2020)

PhD, Dr. phil., Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy

Commentaries on mathematical Texts in a Comparative Perspective

gmost@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-31 Dec 2020)

PhD, Professor Emeritus, Hebrew University

Secularization and Scientific Development: Cause or Effect?

gmotzkin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-30 Jun 2020)

Transmission of Islamic Astronomy to Europe: Influence or Similarity of Structures?

rmousavi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Research Fellow (1 Mar 2018-28 Feb 2021)

ngargante@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

N

Visiting Scholar (15 Sep-15 Dec 2018)

PhD

The commentary on the De Sphaera of Sacrobosco written by Francesco Capuano da Manfredonia

enenci@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Executive Assistant

tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 (Since Jun 2005)

PD Dr.

The Science of Statistics and the Politics of Censustaking; Early Childhood Development Studies in Nineteenth–Century America

coertzen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

PhD Candidate, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

The Scientific Rationality of Early Statistics, 1833–1877

yokazawa@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD

lonaga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2019)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr-30 Jun 2019)

PhD candidate, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany

Visual History of Developmental Psychology

cossmer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

P

Head of Administration

paass@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Subject Librarian for Chinese Studies

Chinese Library Material

cpaethe@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Philology as a Way of Knowing

kpalmieri@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 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Harvard University, Department of the History of Science

A New History of Medieval Science: Knowledge and its Objects in Latin Europe and the Islamicate World

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (13 Sep-13 Nov 2018)

PhD candidate, Philosophy Department, Stanford University

The Magnetical Philosophy from Gilbert to Newton

aaparker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Coordinator, Senior Research Scholar (Since Aug 2014)

PhD, Honorary Associate Professor

oparnes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Oct 2018)

PhD, Alexander P. Misheff Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Paul E. Geier Director, Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy

Architecture in Two Dimensions. From Drawing to Photography

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-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-31 Dec 2018)

PhD

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

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Departmental Assistant

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Program in History of Science, Princeton University

The Dark Glass: Alchemy in Image, Text and Practice

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2011-31 May 2019)

Dr., Professor, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld

History of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep-30 Nov 2018)

Princeton University, PhD candidate in History of Science

The Rise of the New Mandarins: The Story of the Geistkreis from Vienna to the New-World, 1920-1980

oreissorokin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul-31 Dec 2018)

PhD

Nature’s Imprint: Botanical Illustration between Northern Europe and the New World (1550–1750)

Director (Since Mar 1994)

Dr., Professor, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

History of Early Modern Mechanics, History of Relativity Theory; Interaction between Cognitive and Contextual Factors in the History of Science

Emeritus Scientific Member (Since Feb 2014)

Dr., Honorarprofessor für Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der TU Berlin, Dr.h.c. ETH Zürich, MPIWG Director 1997-2014

Epistemology of Experimentation

rheinbg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr 2018-31 Mar 2019)

eborrell@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor

Generations of Reasons: A Family History

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Dec 2018-31 Mar 2019)

PhD candidate, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University

Doctors of l’Ésprit Nouveau: Human Energetics and the Formation of the French Avantgarde

arichmond@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-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 Oct 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Dr. phil.

The Anthropocene on Backstage: Tracing the Earth System before Earth System Science

grispoli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD

The History of Black Holes

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

A Transnational History of Mountaineering

croeder@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (8 Jan 2017-29 Feb 2020)

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

After Mapping the Avant–Garde: Politics, Discourses and Technologies of the “New” in Postwar “New Music"

jromao@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-30 Jun 2019)

PhD, Professor of History

Data: A Quantitative History

(1 Jan-31 Dec 2018)

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-30 Nov 2018)

PhD, Professor, École normale supérieure de Paris

Editing Le mecaniche  and reevaluating the practical knowledge of Renaissance engineers

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2020)

The Particle Physics Tradition in the Final Theory Program

pdolano@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Visiting Scholar (14 Apr-31 Dec 2018)

Dr., Professor, University of Vienna

Track I oder Track II Diplomatie? Die Max–Planck–Gesellschaft und ihre internationalen wissenschaftlichen Beziehungen zwischen individuellem Engagement und administrativer Professionalität

Personnel (Surnames A-K)

ksachse@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

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2016-31 Aug 2018)

M.A., Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Making Things Alive. Animation as Cultural and Epistemic Practic

asattelmacher@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Director (Since Apr 2013)

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

Histories of Planning

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Visiting Scholar (20-30 Nov 2018)

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

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

Research Scholar, Group Leader (Since Jul 2003)

Dr.

Long-term Development of Spatial Cognition; History of Early Modern Mechanics; History of Modern Physics and Astronomy; History of Chinese Science

schemmel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Research Program Coordinator, Senior Research Scholar (1 Jul 2015-31 May 2019)

Dr.

History of the Max Planck Society

schmaltz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2016-31 Oct 2018)

The Ain Juj Water Conduit–Hydraulics and Isotope Chemistry of Sinter Accumulation

Visiting Scholar (14 Mar 2016-31 Dec 2022)

Dipl. Soz.

Bibliometrics in the History of Science

schoepfl@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2022)

PhD

Visiting Scholar (15 Jan 2018-31 Mar 2019)

Prof. Dr.

pschoettler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (8 May 2017-28 Feb 2020)

Theater Exhibitions, Exhibition Media, and the Humanities around 1900

lschuessler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (28 Oct-27 Dec 2018)

Dr. rer.nat, Dr. phil.

Transcendent Experiences–Phenomena, Ideas, and Judgements

Librarian

Interlibrary Loan

schwerdt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (9 Nov 2015-30 Sep 2019)

PhD

Convivencia Project; Reformist Objects

eserrano@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1-31 Oct 2018)

MD, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Stigma and Cure: challenge of proof in HIV cure research

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-31 Oct 2018)

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

Curarized Animals and the Detached Body

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Oct 2018)

PhD, University of Leuven

Mineral Building Materials in China. Rediscovering the Built Environments in the Large Datasets of Difangzhi, 10th–20th Centuries

Visiting Scholar (1-30 Nov 2018)

PhD, Hans Rausing Professor of History of Science, Director, Uppsala University

Experiment, Gestural Knowledge and Scientific Change in the Age of Precision

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2016-30 Apr 2019)

Lehre und Forschung des Göttinger Physikers Robert Wichard Pohl (1884-1976)

sieker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Rathenau Senior Fellow (Since Apr 2007)

PhD

History of Science after 1800: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Philosophy; History of Technology: Electric Power, Energy and Power, Technological Systems, Technology in Museums; History of Biotechnology: Databases, Civil Liberties, Stock Market, Bioethics

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov-31 Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor, Gallatin School, New York University

Phusis and Greek Tragedy, 5th century BCE

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2019)

msaarela@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr-31 May 2019)

Full professor, Alberta Medical Foundation and Hannah Professor in the History of Medicine and Health Care, University of Calgary, Canada

"Wir wussten gar nicht mehr, wie das geht — Forschung". Über den Wiederanschluss der neurowissenschaftlichen Forschung in der MPG an die Weltspitze

fstahnisch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Aug 2014-31 May 2022)

Dr.

How the Max Planck Society Generated New Knowledge in the Field of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science

tsteinhauser@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Support Main Contact

jsteinhoff@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (27 Aug 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Dr. phil.

Fossile Moderne–Technische Materialitäten und Zeitregimes im Anthropozän

bsteininger@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Editorial Assistant (1 Aug 2016-29 Feb 2020)

Editionsassistenz

ksturge@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Mar 2019)

PhD candidate, School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sidney

Deposing the Demon: Jan Baptista van Helmont and the Authority of Magic in Early Modern Medicine

lasumrall@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

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

PhD

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

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2021)

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Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1-31 Dec 2018)

PhD candidate, Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam

The Epistemic Virtues of Humanities and Science in Nineteenth–Century Germany: A Comparative Approach

sltenhagen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct-30 Nov 2016)

MA, Visiting Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2008-31 Dec 2019)

MA

kthoden@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Group Leader (1 Mar 2015-28 Feb 2020)

Dr., Professor for the History of Knowledge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Making of Acoustics in Sixteenth to Nineteenth-Century Europe

tkaczyk@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Mar 2017-28 Feb 2019)

Dr. phil.

History of the Behavioral Sciences, Neuroscience and the Cognitive Sciences (BNC) in the Max Planck Society

stopp@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2019)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jan 2018-14 Jan 2019)

PhD

The History of Energy Conservation as Agent of Energy Transition

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Research Group Leader (Since Oct 1998)

Dr., Honorary Professor in History of Science at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Professor by Special Appointment at the Tel Aviv University

Technology Transfer in Antiquity, Ancient Hydromechanics and Pneumatics, Early modern mechanics, Galileo Galilei, Shipbuilding, Pratolino Garden, Jesuits' Hydraulics, Early Modern Ballistics

valleriani@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (24 Jul 2017-28 Feb 2020)

Harmonies at Work: Musical Instruments and the Transfer of Knowledge in Early Acoustics

lmiesen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep-31 Dec 2018)

Evolution in Times of Revolution: Darwinism, Nature, and Society in the Soviet Union

mvoerkelius@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jul 2016-14 Jul 2020)

Dr. rer. nat.

mvogl@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2024)

Dr., Honorarprofessorin HU Berlin

History of Mathematics and Science in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, esp. in Germany; Women in Science

vogt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Nov 2014-31 May 2022)

PD Dr.

The History of the Life Sciences in the Max Planck Society: Forms of Knowledge Production and Regulation in a Changing World

schwerin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

swang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Transmission of Medical Knowledge Embedded in Islamic Texts to China, 17th–19th Centuries

dweil@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (2 Oct 2017-31 Jan 2020)

Dr.

Coal: A Global Object of Knowledge; Métissage: A Problem of European History

hwendt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Visiting Scholar (11 Feb-9 Apr 2019)

PhD, Senior Lecturer, University College London

The Oeconomy of Muscle

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (18 Jun 2018-29 Feb 2020)

Visiting Scholar (1-28 Feb 2019)

PhD, Philosophy, Princeton University

Futility and Transcendence: A Study of Kant’s Critical Philosophy

cwilson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2000)

Dipl. Phys.

Research IT

dwinter@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May-30 Jun 2019)

Staff Research Associate, Department of History, UCLA

Gardens of Steam: Projecting Industrial Culture into the Berlin Landscape

Visiting Scholar (4-18 Sep 2018)

PhD, Research Group Leader, Research Institute for History and Technology, Deutsches Museum München, Germany

Music of Metallurgy: Bell-Founding Metal for Musical Instruments

X

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Aug 2020)

Y

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Oct 2018)

PhD, Department of History, Zhejiang University, China

Chinese Maps Collected by the MPIWG

yyang@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

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

Z

Departmental Assistant

dzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-30 Jun 2019)

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

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

Senior Research Scholar, Head of Cooperation and Communication (Since Jan 2008)

Dr.

Translating Everyday Experience into Social Knowledge: Central European Feuilleton Culture around 1900

hjziemer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Travel Office Administrator