Kategorie: Berichte

Conference Report: Educational Games and Ludic Knowledge

Let’s finish the year 2017 with a look back and a look ahead at the same time. Early 2018 will see the publication of the second volume of the conference preceedings on « Educational games and ludic knowledge », to be published as « Jeux éducatifs et savoirs ludiques dans l’Europe médiévale II » with Ludica. Annali di storia e civiltà del gioco, vol. 23 (2017) edited by Francesca Aceto and Vanina Kopp. In the meanwhile, we haven’t had the opportunity to post a very thoughtful conference report …

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Politics and Sociability in a Transcultural Context: The Diplomatic Milieu in Istanbul during the Long Eighteenth Century

by Lennart Gard Workshop report, first published in: H-Soz-Kult, 20th December, 2017, <www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-7468>. The workshop took place at the German Historical Institute under the direction of DAVID DO PAÇO (Paris) and PASCAL FIRGES (Paris) and explored the mechanisms of diplomacy in a transcultural context: It focussed on the social life of the diplomatic milieu of Istanbul from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Thus, it aimed at collecting further evidence for the centrality of this city in the European diplomatic system. Besides that, it …

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The état d’urgence in France – Talk online

On December 14, 2017, the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions (Haifa/Hamburg) hosted a symposium on Institutional Governance Structures for National Emergencies – Before, during and after. The talks of the coference were …

Final Report on my Visiting Scholarship for Master Students, by Stephanie Bode

The German Historical Institute in Paris (GHI) awards visiting scholarships to selected master students in order to give them a better insight into central aspects of the academic career. Stephanie Bode has been awarded such a visiting scholarship and following is her report on her stay at the GHI.   Working title of the MA-thesis: “Security Strategies in Court Society. Short- and Long-term Factional Politics During the Late Reign of Louis XIV”. Stephanie Bode (Marburg University)   The Student-in-Residence-Program offers students who consider applying for …

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Conference on “Cultures of Conservatism”

From 14 to 16 September 2017 the GHI hosted a conference on the “Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s”, organised by  Martina Steber (Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin), Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University, Washington, DC) and myself and was funded by the Thyssen Stiftung. The conference did not directly deal with nostalgia but the question if nostalgia is indicative of a conservative mindset or, vice versa, if conservatives are more nostalgic than liberals or the left has … Continue reading Conference on “Cultures of Conservatism”