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Ohad Parnes

Research Coordinator, Senior Research Scholar (Since 2014)

PhD, Honorary Associate Professor

Ohad Parnes is the Research Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He and studied Biology and History of Science at the Tel-Aviv University, obtaining his PhD in 2001 with a dissertation on nineteenth century physiology and medicine. He worked at the Open University in Israel, at the Central European University in Budapest, at the University of Berne and has been a Research Fellow at the Center of Cultural and Literary Research (ZfL) in Berlin and the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College in London. His main interests are the history of the life sciences and modern medicine, focusing on evolutionary theory and epigenetics as well as the history of immunology and autoimmunity and chronic disease in the twentieth century. Ohad's current research project deals with his doctoral supervisor Yehuda Elkana's estate and the digitalization of Theodor Schwann's estate.

Projects

Theories of Knowledge in the Twentieth Century: the “Split of Scientific Rationality”

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Selected Publications

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Max Planck Society (2019). Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos. Spark: Catalysts for Insight, (4), 26-33.

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Parnes, O. (2002). [Entries] 'Schleiden, Matthias Jacob'; 'Schwann, Theodor Ambrose Hubert'; ‘Richet, Charles'. In Encyclopedia of life sciences. London: Macmillan.

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Parnes, O. (2001). Review of: Meinel, Christoph: Instrument - Experiment: historische Studien. Berlin [u.a.]: GNT-Verlag 2000. The British Journal for the History of Science, 34(122,3), 347-349.

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Parnes, O. (2000). The envisioning of cells. Science in Context, 13(1), 71-92.

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Events

Institute's Colloquium

Pre-War Kulturwissenschaft in Cold War Berlin

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Lecture

Thomas Young and the Decipherment of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

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Media History and Its Objects​

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Information, Knowledge, and the Copernican Delay

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Lecture

Living with the Bomb

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Medieval Computus: Three Arguments for its Significance to Historians of Science

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Digital History, Quantitative History: Between the Humanities and the Social Sciences

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Lecture

Steps Towards an Ecology of Dis-regard

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Conference

Forgetting Knowledge

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Knowledge and Description

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Wave Science and its Forms

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The Worldwide Rise of “No Religion” and Its Significance

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Popular Medicine in Antiquity​

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Evening Talk and Screening: Forgotten Paths of Empire: Firestone and the Promise of Liberia

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The Scientific Journal: A Political History

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Speech, Slavery, and Natural History in the Anglo-Caribbean World

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News & Press

Report on MPIWG collaboration with Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) Workshop 2018

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