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Workshop

Confessionalization and/as Knowledge Transfer in Eastern Christianity

Time

12/15/2017
12/16/2017
4667

12/15/2017 - 12/16/2017

10:00

Location

Freie Universität Berlin, Seminarzentrum Room L116, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Organizers

C06 "Transfer and Interference. Configurations of Knowledge in the Period of the Greek Homines Novi in the Ottoman Empire (1641-1730)"

Lecturer

Déborah Blocker, Simone Testa, Mira Becker-Sawatzky, Ulrike Schneider

Remarks

Although the Confessionalization paradigm was developed within the context of Early Modern Studies stressing aspects of confession- and state-building in Post-Reformation Europe, a growing tendency in recent scholarship attempts to expand the paradigm on a global scale. The Ottoman Empire seems to be a prominent case in this discussion on the applicability of the paradigm in different historical contexts, involving all three main religions (Muslims, Jews and Christians) in efforts of determining their confessional identities. Having in mind that projects aiming to the standardization of the Eastern Christian confession were initiated throughout the Greek Orthodox 17th century, this workshop focuses on the potential of the Confessionalization paradigm for the purposes of a History of Knowledge regarding the clerical milieus of the Eastern Church, i.e. on the multiple processes of knowledge transfer that emerged, were designed or materialized, interweaved or clashed in the context and as a result of the challenges summarized under the heading of Confessionalization. Key questions will concern Confessionalization as opening up a field of inter-confessional communication and conflict, negotiation and modification of knowledge; interpersonal networks and networks of books, genres and discourses in motion; materialities and medialities of transfer; accommodation strategies and institution-building processes in Eastern Christianity; the role of confessionally motivated negation both as an obstacle and as a form of knowledge transfer, fluent confessional identities and trans-confessional discourses in clerical milieus.

Links

Website

mira.becker-sawatzky@fu-berlin.de

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Research Colloquium for the History of Science

Das Theaitetos-Problem: Überlegungen zu einer Geschichte schwacher Wissensbestände

Time

12/18/2017
4718

12/18/2017

16:15 - 17:45

Location

Technische Universität, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Room H 2038

Organizers

Friedrich Steinle

Lecturer

Moritz Epple (Goethe Universität Frankfurt a.M.)

Remarks

This event is a cooperation between the TU and the Colloquium for the History of Knowledge at the HU (responsible: Anke te Heesen).

Links

Website

anke.te.heesen@hu-berlin.de

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Colloquium for the History of Knowledge—Winterterm 2017/18

Das Archiv der Wissenschaft: Altphilologie und Astronomie im 19. Jahrhundert

Time

12/20/2017
4719

12/20/2017

10:00 - 13:00

Location

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, Raum 0319

Organizers

Anke te Heesen

Lecturer

Lorraine Daston (MPI für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin)

Links

Website

anke.te.heesen@hu-berlin.de

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Institute’s Colloquium 2017/2018

Wave Science and its Forms

Time

01/09/2018
4653

01/09/2018

14:00 - 16:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Organizers

Ohad Parnes

Lecturer

Stefan Helmreich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Links

tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Workshop Series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog”

Lesen, kopieren, schreiben. Die Kunst des Exzerpierens in der europäischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts

Time

01/09/2018
4668

01/09/2018

18:15

Location

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz Haus Unter den Linden Entrance: Dorotheenstraße 27 10117 Berlin (Mitte)

Lecturer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Décultot, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Links

Website

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Research Colloquium for the History of Science

Spectacular Astronomy and the Planetarium

Time

01/15/2018
4742

01/15/2018

16:15

Location

Technische Universität, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Raum H 2038

Organizers

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle

Lecturer

Charlotte Bigg (Paris)

Remarks

Since the nineteenth century, astronomical spectacle has been one of the major loci where spatial and visual cultures of modernity have been elaborated and experienced at the intersection of science, technology and spectacle. I will present PARS, a collective undertaking combining academic research with artistic and professional mediation that looks into the performance, the material and technological characteristics of astronomical shows, their social and cultural contexts but also their perception and experience by different audiences. Taking the example of the planetarium, I will show how we explore the shared experience of astronomical spectacles and the ways in which it contributed and might continue to foster new senses of the collective and of the modern world. Dr. Charlotte Bigg promovierte an der Universität Cambridge nach dem Studium der Wissenschaftstheorie und der Geschichte an den Universitäten von Victoria (Kanada) und Oxford. Anschließend arbeitete sie am Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin und als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der ETH Zürich. Seit 2009 forscht sie am Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Alexandre Koyré und unterrichtet an der École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Sie arbeitet derzeit über verschiedenen Formen der öffentlichen Darstellung der Wissenschaften (von Ausstellungen und Vorstellungen bis hin zu Architektur) sowie über die visuellen Kulturen der physikalischen Wissenschaften.

Links

adrian.wuethrich@tu-berlin.de

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Colloquium Winter 2017-2018 “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics”

Signal, Symbol, Measure, Model

Time

01/16/2018
4649

01/16/2018

13:30 - 15:30

Location

MPIWG Villa, Harnackstraße 5, 14195 Berlin, Seminar Room

Lecturer

Xiaochang Li

Remarks

For registration and the pre-circulated paper please contact officeacoustics@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Links

officeacoustics@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Talk

Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung und Naturkunde. Alterität, Rasse und Hybridisierung in der Philosophiegeschichte um 1800

Time

01/16/2018
4745

01/16/2018

18:00

Location

Freie Universität Berlin, SFB-Villa, Sitzungsraum (EG), Schwendenerstraße 8, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Lecturer

PD Dr. Catherine König-Pralong (Universität Freiburg i.Br.)

Links

Website

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Colloquium for the History of Knowledge—Winterterm 2017/18

Diary, Accounts, References. Buchhaltung und Rechnungswesen in der Medizin in Deutschland und Großbritannien, 1750-1950

Time

01/17/2018
4720

01/17/2018

10:00 - 13:00

Location

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Friedrichstraße 191–193, 10117 Berlin, Raum 5028

Organizers

Anke te Heesen

Lecturer

Axel C. Hüntelmann (Charité)

Links

Website

anke.te.heesen@hu-berlin.de

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: Visualizing Cosmologies

Time

01/23/2018
4680

01/23/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Michelle McCoy

Remarks

Commentator: Dror Weil (MPIWG)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Guest Lecture

Sinai Palimpsest Witnesses of the New Testament Apocrypha

Time

01/23/2018
4747

01/23/2018

18:15

Location

Sitzungsraum SFB-Villa, Schwendenerstraße 8, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Organizers

Gastvortrag des SFB 980 „Episteme in Bewegung“, auf Einladung des Teilprojekts C01 „Transfer apokalyptischen Wissens im antiken Christentum“ (Leitung: Prof. Dr. Christoph Markschies)

Lecturer

Dr. Grigory Kessel (Austrian Academy of Sciences / University of Manchester)

Remarks

The presentation is going to deal with two palimpsests preserved in the collection of the monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai, namely Arabic 514 and Arabic 588 that were included in the ‘Sinai Palimpsests Project’ (directed by M. Phelps and C. Rapp). Although the two palimpsests under consideration were not totally unknown to scholars, none of them was studied systematically with an attempt to identify the manuscripts and texts that were reused for their production. Two Arabic manuscripts have much in common. Both are palimpsests throughout and both were made out of different manuscripts, mostly in Syriac language. In my talk, I will introduce the Syriac manuscripts that were reused with a particular attention to the apocryphal texts that have been identified. Space is limited; please register with Emiliano Fiori.

Links

embfiori@gmail.com

Website

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Colloquium for the History of Knowledge—Winterterm 2017/18

Isotype und Adprint – Wissenstransfer im “Jahrhundert des Auges”

Time

01/24/2018
4721

01/24/2018

10:00 - 13:00

Location

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Friedrichstraße 191–193, 10117 Berlin, Raum 5028

Organizers

Anke te Heesen

Lecturer

Silke Körber (HU Berlin)

Links

Website

anke.te.heesen@hu-berlin.de

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Research Colloquium for the History of Science

Was? Wer? Wo? Wann? Warum? Five Questions to Ask about Agricultural Meteorology

Time

01/29/2018
4743

01/29/2018

16:15 - 17:45

Location

Technische Universität, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Raum H 3013

Organizers

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle

Lecturer

Giuditta Parolini (Berlin)

Remarks

What is agricultural meteorology? Who was engaged in it? Where did it develop? When? And above all, why? In my talk, I will use these W-questions to present my current research project on the history of agricultural meteorology, the discipline which studies the influence of the weather on crop growth and livestock performance. The aim of my project is to investigate how international organisations such as the World Meteorological Organisation and the International Institute of Agriculture contributed to develop agricultural meteorology and what features the discipline had in a few selected countries. In particular, I will pursue in depth a local case study: the history of agricultural meteorology in Great Britain, where the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries set up long- term observational and experimental schemes on weather and crops. In my talk, I will discuss my archival sources and the challenges posed by working at the intersection of the histories of agriculture, meteorology and the environment. Dr. Giuditta Parolini holds an MSc in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology from Imperial College London and a PhD in Science, Technology, and Humanities from the University of Bologna. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at TU Berlin, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Links

adrian.wuethrich@tu-berlin.de

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: The Limits of Animality

Time

01/30/2018
4681

01/30/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Lisa Onaga

Remarks

Commentator: Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: The Limits of Animality

Time

02/06/2018
4682

02/06/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Shen Yubin

Remarks

Commentator: Axel Hüntelmann (Charitè)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Colloquium for the History of Knowledge—Winterterm 2017/18

“In der therapeutischen Rüstkammer der Ärzte.” Paul Martini und die klinische Forschung in Deutschland, 1920–1970

Time

02/07/2018
4722

02/07/2018

10:00 - 13:00

Location

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Friedrichstraße 191–193, 10117 Berlin, Raum 5028

Organizers

Anke te Heesen

Lecturer

Christian Sammer (Münster/Bielefeld)

Links

Website

anke.te.heesen@hu-berlin.de

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Research Colloquium for the History of Science

Astronomers and Surveyors in the Struggle for the “Upper Oxus State”: A Few More Episodes in the Great Game of Middle Asia

Time

02/12/2018
4750

02/12/2018

16:15 - 17:45

Location

Technische Universität, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Raum H 3013

Organizers

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle

Lecturer

Konstantin Ivanov (Moskau)

Remarks

The territory of Central Asia, forcibly occupied by Imperial Russia between 1865–1878, was mainly desert land that contained just a few small, densely populated oases. Why was it necessary to gain control of it? It did not serve any military purpose, because the better protection of the southern frontier of the Empire were the notorious deserts and dry steppes. Economically, it was also a questionable venture. In my talk, I am going to show how the war for the territory eventually turned into a war against the territory. The main agents of that war – as well as its contributors and beneficiaries – were the British and Russian military geodesists and surveyors, who used their skills to advance their careers as well as their social status and personal economic growth. Rather than a hostile confrontation, to them, their collaboration during the so-called Afghan Demarcation between the Russian Empire and Great Britain in 1885, brought the pleasure of sharing topographical and geographical information. As a result, after the outer and inner demarcations had been fixed, this region – “Created by the Lord in Anger” – was surveyed and explained not only in terms of geography, but also economically, ethnically, and historically. Dr. Konstantin Ivanov ist u. a. leitender wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am I. S. Vavilov Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Moskau, Professor für Astronomie an der staatlichen berufsbildenden Universität in Tula, Mitherausgeber der Zeitschrift “Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research” sowie wissenschaftlicher Sekretär der Ausgabe "Studien in der Astronomiegeschichte" der Russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Links

adrian.wuethrich@tu-berlin.de

Abstract

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: Diseases and Health

Time

02/13/2018
4683

02/13/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Che Qun

Remarks

Commentator: Eva Sternfeld (TU Berlin)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Colloquium for the History of Knowledge—Winterterm 2017/18

Eine Schau zur Schau stellen. Theaterausstellungen, Ausstellungskultur und Geisteswissenschaften um 1900

Time

02/14/2018
4723

02/14/2018

10:00 - 13:00

Location

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Friedrichstraße 191–193, 10117 Berlin, Raum 5028

Organizers

Anke te Heesen

Lecturer

Lotte Schüßler (HU Berlin/MPI für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin)

Links

Website

anke.te.heesen@hu-berlin.de

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Institute’s Colloquium 2017/2018

Knowledge and Description

Time

02/20/2018
4654

02/20/2018

14:00 - 16:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Organizers

Ohad Parnes

Lecturer

Michael Squire, King´s College London, GB

Links

tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: Diseases and Health

Time

02/27/2018
4684

02/27/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Edna Bonhomme

Remarks

Commentator: Projit Mukharji (University of Pennsylvania / MPIWG)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: Diseases and Health

Time

03/06/2018
4685

03/06/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Bian He

Remarks

Commentator: Elaine Leong (MPIWG)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: Crafts and Innovation

Time

03/13/2018
4686

03/13/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Noa Grass

Remarks

Commentator: Masato Hasegawa (MPIWG)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Institute’s Colloquium 2017/2018

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

Time

03/20/2018
4726

03/20/2018

14:00 - 16:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Organizers

Ohad Parnes

Lecturer

Claire Lemercier, Research Director CNRS, France

Links

tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: Crafts and Innovation

Time

03/27/2018
4687

03/27/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Annapurna Mamidipudi

Remarks

Commentator: BuYun Chen (Swarthmore College / MPIWG)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Workshop Series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog”

„Das Werk ist die Totenmaske der Konzeption“. Schreibverfahren bei Walter Benjamin

Time

04/10/2018
4669

04/10/2018

18:15

Location

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz Haus Unter den Linden Entrance: Dorotheenstraße 27 10117 Berlin (Mitte)

Lecturer

Ursula Marx, Akademie der Künste – Walter Benjamin Archiv

Links

Website

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Colloquium Department III

Thematic Cluster: Crafts and Innovation

Time

04/10/2018
4688

04/10/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Lecturer

Dagmar Schäfer & Giorgio Riell

Remarks

Commentator: Christian Kassung (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Colloquium Department III

Conclusion Session

Time

04/17/2018
4689

04/17/2018

15:30 - 17:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Room 265

Organizers

Department III, Wilko Hardenberg

Links

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Institute’s Colloquium 2017/2018

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

Time

04/24/2018
4656

04/24/2018

14:00 - 16:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Organizers

Ohad Parnes

Lecturer

Faith Wallis, McGill University, Canada

Links

tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Workshop Series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog”

Die Disziplinierung des Fremden. Chinesische Materialien in den Regalen und Ordnungssystemen der Berliner Staatsbibliothek

Time

06/05/2018
4670

06/05/2018

18:15

Location

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz Haus Unter den Linden Entrance: Dorotheenstraße 27 10117 Berlin (Mitte)

Lecturer

Dr. Cordula Gumbrecht und Dr. Martina Siebert, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Ostasienabteilung

Links

Website

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Institute’s Colloquium 2017/2018

Media History and Its Objects​

Time

06/19/2018
4658

06/19/2018

14:00 - 16:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Organizers

Ohad Parnes

Lecturer

Lisa Gitelman, New York University, USA

Links

tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Institute’s Colloquium 2017/2018

Pre-War Kulturwissenschaft in Cold War Berlin

Time

07/03/2018
4659

07/03/2018

14:00 - 16:00

Location

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Organizers

Ohad Parnes

Lecturer

Elizabeth Sears, University of Michigan, USA

Links

tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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