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The Proceedings series presents the peer-reviewed results of scientific meetings on current issues and at the same time supports further cooperation beyond the meetings by offering an electronic platform with related resources and the possibility for comments and further interaction.

Proceedings 11

Culture and Cognition

Contributions by some of Peter Damerow’s closest companions, colleagues, and friends presented at a workshop held in his honor at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in December 19–20, 2013.
Proceedings 10

The Globalization of Knowledge in the Iberian Colonial World

Knowledge of botany, medicine, religion and mining in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies
Helge Wendt (ed.)
Proceedings 9

Wissen Macht Geschlecht

Eine transnational vergleichende Auseinandersetzung mit drei zentralen Phänomenen des langen 20. Jahrhunderts: Wissen – Macht – Geschlecht.
Proceedings 8

Shifting Paradigms

Studies of the history of the history of science, with emphasis on the work of T.S. Kuhn.
Proceedings 7


The present Melammu volume extends from Greece to India, with articles on Phrygia and Armenia, also viewing texts from ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia.
Proceedings 6

„Dem Anwenden muss das Erkennen vorausgehen“

Ansätze zu Selbstverständnis, Transformation und Forschung in der Geschichte der KWG/MPG.
Proceedings 5

Traditions and Transformations in the History of Quantum Physics

Studies on the history of theory, experimentation, and interpretation of quantum physics.
Proceedings 4

Guidobaldo del Monte (1545–1607)

This volume describes the wide-ranging activities of Guidobaldo del Monte.
Proceedings 3

New Vistas on Old Problems

Recent approaches to long-standing questions about the foundations of quantum mechanics.
Proceedings 2

Catalysis for the Conversion of Biomass and Its Derivatives

The book focuses on chemical aspects, such as catalyst development product analysis or reaction engineering, but also seeks a wider perspective and convers related issues like bioeconomics and plant growth.
Proceedings 1

Herausforderung Energie

Die Atomdiskussion des Jahres 2011 berührt vielschichtige Aspekte der Energieversorgung. Das Buch bietet dazu aus der Sicht unterschiedlicher Fachdisziplinen aktuell Informationen und Hintergründe in allgemein verständlicher Form.


The Studies series is dedicated to a key subjects in the history and development of knowledge. They bring together perspectives from different fields and combine source-based empirical research with theoretically guided approaches. The studies are typically working group volumes that present integrative approaches to problems ranging from the globalization of knowledge to multilingualism to the nature of spatial thinking.

Studies 14

The Nation State

The book analyses political processes in the light of actual identifications and alliances.
Studies 13


Historical case studies showing diverse regional processes of silk textile production.
Studies 12


Taking the material approach to photography as a starting point the volume offers new insights into the epistemological potential of analog and digital photographs and photo archives in the humanities and sciences from a comparative viewpoint.
Studies 11

The History of Science in a World of Readers

An anthology of influential literature published in the history of science in English.
Studies 10

Multilingualism, Lingua Franca and Lingua Sacra

Studies in multilingualism, lingua franca and lingua sacra
Studies 9

Frühe Mikroskopie

Mikroskopie im 17. Jh. als Verschränkung von Fragestellungen, Objekten, Methoden
Studies 8

Spatial Thinking and External Representation

Results of the TOPOI working group on the historical epistemology of space
Studies 7


Biography of the eighteenth-century English natural philosopher and chemist Henry Cavendish
Studies 6

Domus solaratae

Baugeschichtliche Grundlagen zur Erkundung des Hochmittelalters mit Beitrag zur Planungsgeschichte in Europa
Studies 5

Wissensgeschichte der Architektur

Wissensgeschichte der Architektur vom Mittelalter bis zur Frühen Neuzeit.
Studies 4

Wissensgeschichte der Architektur

Wissensgeschichte der Architektur vom Alten Ägypten bis zum Antiken Rom.
Studies 3

Wissensgeschichte der Architektur

Wissensgeschichte der Architektur vom Neolithikum bis zum Alten Orient.
Studies 2

Research and Pedagogy

This book addresses how new ideas in emerging quantum physics were introduced in textbooks.
Studies 1

The Globalization of Knowledge in History

The extent to which globalized knowledge also existed in the past is an open question and, moreover, a question that is important for understanding present processes of globalization.
Jürgen Renn (ed.)


The Textbooks series presents concise and synthetic information on a range of research topics, both introductory and advanced. They use the new publication channel to offer students affordable access to high-level scientific and scholarly overviews. The textbooks are prepared and updated by experts in the relevant fields and supplemented by additional online materials.

Textbooks 3

Algebra in Keilschrift

Einführung in die sogenannte babylonische Algebra mit Erklärung der geometrischen Grundlage.
Textbooks 2

Algebra in Cuneiform

An introduction to so-called “Babylonian algebra” that explains its geometrical foundation.