The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Department
III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer,


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.


Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to
submit, via our online application portal (

- a cover letter

- curriculum vitae (including list of publications)

- a research proposal on a topic related to the project (1000 words

- one sample of writing (i.e. article or book chapter)

- names and email addresses of two referees


Deadline for submission:  15 July 2017


Please note that only successful candidates will be notified.


For questions about the working groups and Department III, please contact
Wilko Graf von Hardenberg (;
for technical questions regarding the application portal, for
administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please
first contact the Department secretary (


Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195
Berlin, Germany