Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin is one of the more than 80 research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society in the sciences and humanities.

Reader Project 2016

The MPIWG and several history of science associations have started the Reader Project in the History of Science. Read more

Historical Epistemology

For an introduction to the approach of historical epistemology, see the research topic by Thomas Sturm.

Research Portal

Overview of all MPIWG research projects.


Go to the search portal  for the MPIWG’s collection of digitized sources.

Research Program GMPG

The research program GMPG (Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) investigates the history of the Max Planck Society. Read more

Research Report

Order the MPIWG’s research report for 2013–2014 for free by sending an e-mail to,
or use the download option.

MPIWG's Website in Brief

Go to the summary page of what is available on the MPIWG website.

Open Positions

A list of open positions and calls for fellowship applications can be found here.

Information for the submission of unsolicited applications can be found here.