Abstract image of the Tree of Knowledge by Hilma af Klint

The Tree of Knowledge, HaK133  by Hilma af Klint. Courtesy of the Hilma af Klint Foundation

Director

Director (Since Apr 2013)

Dr., Professor, TU Berlin, FU Berlin

Histories of Planning

MPIWG Dept. 3

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Research Officer (1 Feb 2022-31 Dec 2027)

Research Officer / Wissenschaftliche Referentin in Abt. III

relzein@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Editorial Assistant (1 Oct 2020-30 Sep 2027)

Editorial Assistant

ggrzimek@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Departmental Assistant

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Leadership Group

Senior Research Scholar (Since Jan 2014)

PhD

schen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2022-31 Aug 2025)

Dr.

Representations of Celestial Maps in the Hellenistic World

smastorakou@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Senior Research Scholar (Since Sep 2017)

PhD

lonaga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Aug 2024)

Dr.

Reaping the Benefits of Water - The Political Epistemologies of Water in Imperial China.

cxu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (16 Nov 2020-15 Nov 2024)

Dr.

Heavenly Knowledge, World Empire

qyang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Researchers

Digital Content Curator (15 Sep 2022-14 Sep 2024)

Digital Content Curator Working Group 'Visualization and Material Cultures of the Heavens' in Abt. III

rbrentjes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (2 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2025)

Prof. Dr.

Itineraries of Astral Imagery and Their Economic Contexts Between 500 BCE and 1500 CE

brentjes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Senior Research Scholar (Since Jan 2014)

PhD

schen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2024-31 May 2024)

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2022-31 Aug 2025)

Dr.

Postdoctoral Fellow Abt. III - working group "Proteins and Fibers": "Follow the Thread: Entangled Human Tissues and Animal Fiber"

ideoliveiradornelas@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2024-31 Dec 2024)

Dr.

Field Allocation Maps in the Popular Ming Dynasty Encyclopedia and their Afterlife

vdlichtmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2020-5 Feb 2025)

An Interplay between Chinese Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine from the 18th to Early 20th Century

rdu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2023-31 Jul 2024)

Fabricating Modern Fibers: Metaphors, Models, and Artifacts in Molecular Biology, 1920-1958

efreedman@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2024-30 Jun 2024)

egeorganteli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2023-29 Feb 2024)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (20 Aug 2023-15 Nov 2023)

Senior Research Fellow (1 Apr 2024-31 Jul 2024)

sgupta@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2023-30 Sep 2023)

Prof.

hat was, who were, and where were yi from 12th- to 16th-century China?

mehanson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 May 2023-15 Oct 2023)

Professor

Colonialism and Development Studies: A Problematic Relation

Predoctoral Fellow (1 May 2021-30 Apr 2025)

Premodern Agricultural Knowledge in New Persian

rthowey@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2016-31 Dec 2023)

PhD

Visualization and Material Cultures of the Heavens: Image Database Eurasia and North Africa (4000 BCE–1700 CE)

ajerratsch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2022-31 Aug 2024)

Dr.

Chinese Theories, Korean Praxis, and Making the Most out of Nature: Cross-Border Science-Making in the Sinosphere

klee@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (10 Dec 2023-10 Dec 2024)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Feb 2024-15 Jun 2024)

yiwli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2022-31 Oct 2023)

Prof. Dr.

The Nile and its Major Projects during the Mamluk Period im Rahmen der Working Group: Agriculture and the Making of Sciences (1100-1700) in Abt. III

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2020-31 Oct 2024)

Dr.

Epistemologies of craft: The role of material innovation in making colour expertise

amamidipudi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2022-31 Aug 2025)

Dr.

Representations of Celestial Maps in the Hellenistic World

smastorakou@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2023-30 Apr 2024)

ccmavhunga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2022-28 Feb 2025)

Dr.

A history of ‘Making Things’ in West Africa, 1920-1980: creating meaning making and experience

Senior Research Scholar (Since Sep 2017)

PhD

lonaga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (7 Sep 2021-31 Dec 2023)

Dr.

Civilisation and Human/Animal Division in Russian Nineteenth-Century Medical Topographies and Ethnographic Accounts

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2023-31 Jan 2024)

jqiu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Affiliated Scholar (1 Jan 2021-31 Dec 2023)

Prof.

Rethinking East Asian Medicines, 1100 to the present.

Research Scholar (1 Apr 2019-31 Dec 2023)

Dr. med.

Comparative Epistemology and the History of Clinical Research

mschluender@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2022-31 Dec 2024)

Dr.

Transzendente Erfahrungen - Phänomene, Ideen und Urteile

hschwenke@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Rathenau Senior Fellow (1 Feb 2019-31 Dec 2024)

Dr.

History of Mathematics and Physics (Nineteenth and Twentieth Century), History of Technology

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2023)

PhD

Chinese Climate Knowledge in Local Agricultural Practice: A Study on Yueling and Qihou Discourse in Agriculture Books and Local Gazetteers

msun@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Oct 2023-31 Oct 2024)

Research Scholar

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2025)

The Strange as Knowledge: Collections of the Anomalous and Marvellous within Late-Imperial Leishu (1600-1900)

nktsui@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Aug 2024)

Dr.

Reaping the Benefits of Water - The Political Epistemologies of Water in Imperial China.

cxu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2023-31 May 2024)

Prof. Dr.

The Prints and Printing Culture of the Old Uyghurs on the Northern Silk Road

ayakup@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (16 Nov 2020-15 Nov 2024)

Dr.

Heavenly Knowledge, World Empire

qyang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Architect (20 Mar 2017-19 Mar 2025)

IT-Architekt im Projekt Household Encyclopedia

cyeh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de