Projects

Current & Completed

Research Coordinator

Ohad Parnes

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The Institute’s research projects span all eras of human history, as well as all cultures north, south, east, and west. The Institute’s projects canvass an array of scientific areas, ranging from the origins of continuity systems in Mesopotamia to present-day neuroscience, Renaissance natural history, and the origins of quantum mechanics.

The Institute's researchers explore the changing meaning of fundamental scientific concepts (for example number, force, heredity, space) as well as how cultural developments shape fundamental scientific practices (for example argument, proof, experiment, classification). They examine how bodies of knowledge originally devised to address specific local problems became universalized.

The work of the Institute's scholars forms the basis of a theoretically oriented history of science which considers scientific thinking from a variety of methodological and interdisciplinary perspectives. The Institute draws on the reflective potential of the history of science to address current challenges in scientific scholarship.

Project List

Algorithmic Modeling of Musical Time
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Alhacen volgare
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Scientific Prophecies of Food and Fuel Production, 1929–89
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Allegoresis and Etymology in the Greco-Latin Scholarly Traditions
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Alum—A Material at the Crossroads of the Arts, Crafts, and Learned Inquiry
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Amateurs by Choice
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An "Elusive" Phenomenon: The "Normal" Female Sex Drive
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An Unknown Treatise on Shadows Referred to by Leonardo Da Vinci
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Analytic Narratives and the Semantics of Formal Decision Theories
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The Entangled History of Biology and Silk in Modern Japan
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Ancients and Moderns: A Cultural History of Modern Science in India (1600–2000)
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Ancient Astronomy and Geography
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Ancient Babylonian Astronomy
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Launching Nature into the History of Airports
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Animal Models of Human Behavior
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Another Green Revolution? Extracting "Lessons" from History
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Another Green World
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Anthropocene and Digital Technologies
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Anthropocene Curriculum
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Anthropocene Knowledge: Earth History in the Making
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Anthropometric Data Banks
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Anticipation in Hereditary Disease in Europe 1900–50
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Antoine Lafreri's Atlases: Collecting, Conserving, and Representing Geographical Knowledge
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Appareil du sens/Sensory apparatuses
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Architecture and Empire in the Reign of Yongle
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Architecture and Geometry
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Architecture in Two Dimensions. From Drawing to Photography
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Archival Culture in Early Modern Europe
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Archival Impulses in German Radio
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Archival Reasoning: Astronomy, Chronology, History
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