Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Max-Planck-Institut Jena 2014.jpg
The old building at the MPI for Economics in Jena
AbbreviationSHH
Formation1993; 26 years ago (1993)
TypeScientific institute
PurposeResearch in archaeogenetics, evolutionary linguistics and archaeology
HeadquartersJena, Germany
Key people
Johannes Krause (co-founder)
Russell Gray (co-founder) Nicole Boivin
Parent organization
Max Planck Society
Website‹See Tfd›(in English)
‹See Tfd›(in German)
Formerly called
Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems
Max Planck Institute for Economics

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (German: Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte) performs basic research into archaeogenetics and linguistic and cultural evolution.[1] The institute is one of 80+ research institutes of the Max Planck Society and is located in Jena, Germany.

The co-directors of the institute are:

History[edit]

Max Planck Institute of Economics[edit]

The predecessor of the present institute was founded in 1993 as the Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems (Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Wirtschaftssystemen) and later renamed the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik). Its initial mission was researching the transition of the former Eastern European socialist economic systems, but it later researched a broad set of problems relating to change in modern economies more generally, including evolutionary economics, experimental economics, and entrepreneurial studies.[3]

It was organized into three research units:

Present-day[edit]

On March 2014, the institute was renamed the Max Planck Institute for History and the Sciences. A few months later, on November 21, 2014, the Institute of Economics was realigned and renamed to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.[4] In 2015 it took over from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology the task of maintaining the Glottolog.

Location[edit]

The institute is located on Kahlaische Strasse, about 1 km south-east of the city center. It is housed in an attractively restored Victorian villa, linked by a glass bridge to a much larger modern building, which includes offices and other facilities for each of the research units, each unit having one floor of the main section of the building. In addition the new buildings include a substantial library, and apartments where visitors to the institute can be accommodated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Institute Profile". MPI-SHH. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  2. ^ see Homepage of the departement of archaeology
  3. ^ "About the Max Planck Institute of Economics". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Institute in Jena realigned". Max Planck Society. June 26, 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-05.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°55′3″N 11°34′41″E / 50.91750°N 11.57806°E / 50.91750; 11.57806