Visiting Scholarships at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin: "Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge"

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Department III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer, offers Visiting Scholarships, 3-9 months, to take place in the period 1 January 2018 to 31 August 2019. Outstanding scholars beyond the postdoc phase of their careers are invited to apply for participation in the working groups:

  • "The Art of Judgement", in particular projects that connect the history of judgments in planning with current concerns about the different dimensions of global change.
  • "The Body of Animals", in particular projects that focus on animals' bodies and materiality, or consider animals in relation to commodification, technology, or the environment. 

Applications from candidates in every field involved with issues relevant to the history of science and technology are welcome, with some preference for projects looking at cases from Asia, Africa, or Latin America, or adopting a global perspective. The MPIWG hosts many academic activities: conferences, workshops, brown bag seminars and colloquia. Visiting scholars are encouraged to combine their research stay with active participation in such events. 

Applications may be submitted in German, English, Chinese or French. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Application date
15 Jul 2017
Date of residence
1 Jan 2018 to 31 Aug 2019
20 months
Europe Germany
Humanities Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Literature Philosophy
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years