Research Websites


Sources and tools for the study of the history of mechanics.

Kants naturtheoretische Begriffe (KNB)

This database systematically comprises of the concepts of Kant's natural philosophy and places them in the context of the sciences of the 18th century (in German).

Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI)

In this digital cuneiform research library, Assyriologists, curators, and historians of science work together on cuneiforms. Their goal is to make cuneiforms available online and to offer adequate software tools for research purposes.

About Sources

This website gives you access to the institute's digital sources provided by ECHO Cultural Heritage Online.

Open Access

The MPIWG supports the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and has developed recommendations for the scholarly use of visual media.

See also the Mission Statement by the MPG on Open Access.

For more information on the MPIWG's publication policies, please contact Esther Chen.

Guidelines and Curricula

An international working group with the participation of the MPIWG has developed a discussion paper on the future of Curricula. Go to Discussion Paper

The MPIWG has developed with the Volkswagen-Foundation guidelines on intellectual quality in the humanities. Go to Guidelines