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Where is the Migration Innovation? The Habsburg State vs. Facilitators of Migration

Migration strategies and state regulative measures exist in a dialectical relationship. The author looks at state efforts to control emigration from the Habsburg monarchy and the efforts of migration facilitators to satisfy demand for passage to South America.

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Symptoms of the Jet Age: Global Air Mobility and Disease Control in the 1960s

Soon after the global SARS outbreaks in 2003, and many years before the current novel coronavirus pandemic led to a historically unique shutdown of global air traffic, health experts anticipated the vital role air connections would play in the likely event of a worldwide zoonotic pandemic. In 2006, for example, the chief doctor at Frankfurt … Continue reading Symptoms of the Jet Age: Global Air Mobility and Disease Control in the 1960s

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Le château de Saint-Cloud (2) : les jardins

Si seules les descriptions et les photographies permettent aujourd’hui d’imaginer les fastes du château de Saint-Cloud, le promeneur peut encore profiter de ses jardins. Agrémentés de pièces d’eau et de fontaines, ils subsistent dans un…

readme.txt: „Robert Davidsohn: Menschen, die ich kannte. Erinnerungen eines Achtzigjährigen“

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von „Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf“. In dieser Folge von readme.txt beantwortet Martin Baumeister, Direktor des  Deutschen Historischen Institut in Rom, vier Fragen zu dem von Ihm herausgegebenen Sammelband „Robert Davidsohn: Menschen, die ich kannte. Erinnerungen eines Achtzigjährigen“.

The Historical Junkyards of Cairo

By Shehab Ismail. The city of Cairo was surrounded by human-made mounds composed of rubbish and debris that had been piling up on the same spots for centuries. This blog post narrates how the author encountered the rubbish mounds during his research on the history of sanitation in Cairo. It explores two materials that were commonly found in the city’s dumpsters: archeological finds and organic fertilizers.