Max Planck Partner Groups


More than 90 Partner Groups exist worldwide. They are a useful instrument in the joint promotion of junior scientists with countries interested in strengthening their research through international cooperation, including, for example, India, China, Middle and Eastern European countries, Russia and Argentina.

Partner Groups can be set up with an institute abroad with the proviso that, following a research residency at a Max Planck Institute, top junior scientists (post docs) return to their home country or go to another country and carry out further research on a subject that is also in the interests of their previous host Max Planck institute.

The mpilhlt has currently two Partner Groups, whose partners are based in Chile and Italy. A third one with the partner located in China has just been granted (as of March 2023) and will be started in the next months.

mpilhlt - Thomas Duve
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile - David Rex Galindo

Towards a renewed legal history of indigenous labor and tribute extraction in the Spanish Empire.

This group, headed by David Rex Galindo, formerly a post-doc fellow at the mpilhlt and now Professor at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Santiago, Chile, and Thomas Duve, seeks to identify, analyse and study the various institutions and forms developed to extract indigenous labour and tribute in frontier territories of the Hispanic world from the late medieval period until 1898, when Spain lost the last of its American and Asian colonies.

The collaboration started June 1, 2019 and ended July 31, 2023.

mpilhlt - Thomas Duve
Università degli Studi di Trento - Manuela Bragagnolo

The Production of Normative Knowledge and the Early Modern Book Trade.

This group, headed by Manuela Bragagnolo, formerly a post-doc fellow at the mpilhlt and now Professor at the Università di Trento in Italy, and Thomas Duve, seeks to investigate the extent to which, following the emergence of the early modern book trade, the production, circulation and consumption of legal books had an impact on the production of normative knowledge.

The collaboration started in 2022.


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