Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (German: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte) is a scientific research institute founded in March 1994.[1] It is dedicated to addressing fundamental questions of the history of knowledge from the Neolithic era to the present day, and its researchers pursue a historical epistemology in their study of how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged in interactions between the sciences and their ambient cultures.[2]

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
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AbbreviationMPIWG
FormationMarch 1994; 26 years ago (1994-03)
TypeScientific research institute
Location
Executive director
Dagmar Schäfer
Directors
Jürgen Renn and Dagmar Schäfer
Key people
Lorraine Daston and Jürgen Renn, founding directors
Parent organization
Max Planck Society
Websitewww.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

OrganizationEdit

The MPIWG comprises two departments and several independent research groups.[3] The departments are:

  • "Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge," directed by Jürgen Renn; and
  • "Artifacts, Action, Knowledge," directed by Dagmar Schäfer.

ReferenceEdit

  1. ^ "First Annual Report 1994". Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  2. ^ "About the Institute". Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Research". Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Retrieved 16 June 2020.