The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science comprises three departments under the direction of Jürgen Renn (I), Etienne Benson (II), and Dagmar Schäfer (III). In addition are Research Groups, each directed by one junior Research Group Leader or Coordinator.
The Institute also comprises of a Research IT Group—specialist in digital humanities—and International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), doctoral students, and research and teaching cooperations with other institutions worldwide.
Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge
Knowledge Systems and Collective Life
Artifacts, Action, Knowledge
Practices of Validation in the Biomedical Sciences
China in the Global System of Science
Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program
Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body ca. 800–1650
Data, Media, Mind
Knowledge and Its Resources
Time Scales: Historicizing Deep Time
An African History of Knowledge and Science beyond Academic Conventions