Concluding reconstruction in East Germany

2006

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Photo: The Director team of Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Jürgen Renn, Lorraine Daston and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in the garden of the new institute, MPI for the History of Science.
Photo: The Director team of Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Jürgen Renn, Lorraine Daston and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in the garden of the new institute, MPI for the History of Science.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science moved into a new building in Berlin-Dahlem in 2006. This concluded the MPG-funded reconstruction of the scientific environment in former East Germany, a total of 18 Institutes having been established there. The Institute was founded in central Berlin in 1994 during the reconstruction of the unified German research environment and soon developed into a centre for research on the history of science, which studies the emergence of new categories of thought and the gaining of insight into different periods and cultures. It was initially housed in the Czech Embassy in the former Eastern zone of central Berlin.

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