Kategorie: Digitale Geisteswissenschaft

3. und 4. November 1621: Huldigungen in Breslau

Im Laufe des Sommers hatte sich die Lage in Schlesien zugunsten des Kaisers weiter stabilisiert. Zwar gab es immer noch Befürchtungen, daß Markgraf Johann Georg von Jägerndorf als Parteigänger der geächteten Pfälzers in die schlesischen Lande einfallen würde1. Neben militärischen Gegenmaßnahmen war es aber auch wichtig, die schlesischen Lande formal wieder an die Seite ihres Landesherrn, Kaiser Ferdinands II., zu führen. Dazu beauftragte Wien erneut den Kurfürsten von Sachsen. Er hatte ja bereits zuvor die Lausitzen unter die erneute Botmäßigkeit des Kaisers gebracht. Und … „3. und 4. November 1621: Huldigungen in Breslau“ weiterlesen

Between Progress and Sublime Reverie: Revisiting 19th-Century America through Digital Art Exhibitions

By Chiara Fralick Chiara A. Fralick is a graduate student of North American Studies at the University of Cologne. She has focused on art and literatures of the 19th century as well as Indigenous oral histories. Currently she is researching interactions of poetry and land ethics in the environmental humanities. The working title of her Master’s thesis is “Nature Spirited Away: Exploring Ecological Empathy through Native Nations Poetics.” In the fall of 2021, she completed her remote internship at the GHI Washington, DC. The … Continue reading Between Progress and Sublime Reverie: Revisiting 19th-Century America through Digital Art Exhibitions

The Junge Mommsen – a Digital Student Magazine Publishing Exemplary Term Papers

By Paul Diekmann Paul Diekmann is studying history and American studies at Humboldt University in Berlin and is currently working on his bachelor’s thesis about the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. His remote internship at the GHI from August to Oktober 2021 has not only advanced his thesis a lot, but also allowed him to work on a variety of historical projects while broadening his skills. Being an active member of the student council at his home university, he has participated in every edition of … Continue reading The Junge Mommsen – a Digital Student Magazine Publishing Exemplary Term Papers

Affective Readings: Emotion and Society in/of Egyptian Literature, 1990 to 2020

By Christian Junge. What are the social functions of reading literature? While many studies approach Arabic literature primarily through the lens of authors, the literary field, or sociopolitical discourses, my interdisciplinary postdoctoral research project, “Affective Readings”, shifts the focus to the readers. I ask: What do readers read, and how and why?