Kategorie: Blog

„Eine andere Perspektive auf sein Forschungsprojekt gewinnen“ – Feldman Fellows Revisited mit Stefan Laffin

In der Serie “Feldman Fellows Revisited” interviewen wir ehemalige Feldman-Stipendiat/-innen zu ihren Erfahrungen und Forschungen in den Gastländern. In dieser Folge von Feldman Fellows Revisited haben wir mit Stefan Laffin über seine Erfahrungen als Feldman Fellow gesprochen.

Sébastien Poublanc: Introduire des apprenti(e)s historien(ne)s à la recherche à l’ère numérique (master) #dhiha8

Intervention dans le cadre du colloque “Enseigner le numérique aux historien·ne·s – perspectives internationales #dhiha8“, le 17/18 juin 2019 à l’Institut historique allemand, co-organisé avec le C2DH. Comment enseigner aux étudiants l’intérêt et l’enjeu…

Welche digitalen Kompetenzen sollen in einem Geschichtsstudium vermittelt werden? #dhiha8

Ein Beitrag zur Blogparade “Digitale Geschichte in der universitären Lehre – wer, wie, was?“ begleitende zur Tagung “Digitale Geschichte in der universitären Lehre – internationale Perspektiven #dhiha8“. Die Blogparade „Digitale Geschichte in der universitären…

The Politics of Measurement: Knowledge about Economic Inequality in the United Kingdom and Beyond since 1945

If you had a conversation about the growing gap between rich and poor almost anywhere in today’s world, you would very likely refer to “the top one percent,” a phrase that evokes the skyrocketing wealth of the superrich. A similar conversation in West Germany in the 1970s or 1980s would have revolved around the latest … Continue reading The Politics of Measurement: Knowledge about Economic Inequality in the United Kingdom and Beyond since 1945

Knowledge about Democratic Silence: Political Science and the Rise of Electoral Abstention in Postwar Switzerland (1945–1989)

In recent decades, a diagnosis of democratic crisis or even of a post-democratic condition has emerged in public debate in many Western states. The rise of electoral abstention, particularly since the 1970s and 1980s, often serves as statistical evidence for this assessment.1 Yet what exactly can abstention tell us about the state of democracy? My … Continue reading Knowledge about Democratic Silence: Political Science and the Rise of Electoral Abstention in Postwar Switzerland (1945–1989)

Knowing Otherwise: The Transatlantic Travels of Creative Thinking Expertise in the 1950s

Brainstorming as a way to organize ideation was first practiced in the United States in 1938 in the advertising firm Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BBDO). One partner, Alex Osborn, later described it as “using the brain to storm a problem,” adding that it should be done “in commando fashion.”1 As a method for thinking … Continue reading Knowing Otherwise: The Transatlantic Travels of Creative Thinking Expertise in the 1950s

Mind the Gap: Cultural Cleavage and the Idea of the ‘Common People’

A specter is haunting the current political discourse, the specter of cultural cleavage. More and more observers see the emergence of a socio-cultural gap between a hegemonic, globalist, educated class and an underrepresented, locally anchored underclass. The titles of two studies speak volumes: Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right (2010) by sociologist Simon Bornschier, and … Continue reading Mind the Gap: Cultural Cleavage and the Idea of the ‘Common People’