Kategorie: Wissensgeschichte

Debating New Approaches to Histories of the Sciences

All are invited to attend the online symposium “Debating New Approaches to Histories of the Sciences,” organized as part of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University. Friday, May 21, 2021, 9:30–17:30 CET Online via Microsoft Teams (registration not required) Recent decades have seen the emergence of a number of promising new approaches … Continue reading Debating New Approaches to Histories of the Sciences

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Knowledge Notes: Upcoming Events

Workshop: What Does South-to-South Mean for Cold War Science and Technology in Asia? – Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin – May 10, 2021, 4:00–6:30 p.m. CET This workshop examines the role and significance of science and technology at the intersections of post-colonial, post-empire, and Cold-War dynamics in Asia, with a focus … Continue reading Knowledge Notes: Upcoming Events

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Knowledge as an Object of Historical Research

Nearly two years ago, Shadi Bartsch tweeted five tenets for understanding knowledge that now appear the on website of the center she directs at the University of Chicago, namely, The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. These tenets deserve further elucidation and discussion, a process I’d like to begin on this blog, starting at … Continue reading Knowledge as an Object of Historical Research

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‘The Political and the Epistemic’ in ‘KNOW’

The Fall 2020 issue of KNOW focuses on a specific theme: „The Political and the Epistemic in the Twentieth Century: Historical Perspectives.“ Emphasizing the first half of the twentieth century, in particular, guest editors Kijan Espahangizi and Monika Wulz point to an emerging „politicized understanding of scientific inquiry“ in the interwar period, which „shaped a … Continue reading ‘The Political and the Epistemic’ in ‘KNOW’

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Some Challenges for Knowledge Transfer in Jewish Displaced Persons Camps after World War II

Finding suitable teaching materials to prepare Jewish children and youth for their new lives in Palestine after having survived the Holocaust presented a unique set of challenges.

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Call: History of Intellectual Culture

Charlotte A. Lerg, Johan Östling, and Jana Weiß are editing a new open-access publication called the History of Intellectual Culture: International Yearbook of Knowledge and Society (HIC), which will be published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg. The first issue is planned for the spring/summer of 2022, and they are seeking contributions in the history of knowledge. … Continue reading Call: History of Intellectual Culture

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Knowledge as a Strategy on the Migratory Routes of Polish Jewish Survivors after World War II

Using oral history, the author explores how a Polish Jewish family „used knowledge as a strategy not merely to survive but to build a new life“ in what turned out to be a highly contingent transit process.

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Freedom through Knowledge: Liberalism, Censorship, and Public Health in early Planned Parenthood Campaigns

“Freedom through knowledge” was one of the slogans of Planned Parenthood’s first national campaign in 1942.1 Publishing pamphlets, posters, and testimonials under the headline “Planned Parenthood in Wartime,” the organization related contraception to the need for women workers in the war industries, the urgency of high maternal death rates, and the superiority of American democracy … Continue reading Freedom through Knowledge: Liberalism, Censorship, and Public Health in early Planned Parenthood Campaigns

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Knowledge Notes

Fellowships, Positions, Internships Editorial internship (online only) at Black Perspectives, summer 2021, for rising seniors. Application deadline: April 1, 2021. Details. Senior and Junior Fellowships (postdoc) at the Historisches Kolleg, Munich. Deadline: April 30, 2021, for the 2022–23 academic year. Details. Events The annual conference of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) takes place … Continue reading Knowledge Notes

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Call for Papers

Winter School Max Weber Stiftung (India Branch Office) Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies 17-21 January 2022 Making and Un-Making Worlds of Coercion and Confinement The Max Weber Stiftung (MWS), India Branch Office serves as a bridge between German, Indian, and international scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. One of its main emphases is on the study of South Asian and transregional histories. The winter schools of the India Branch Office bring together graduate students and experienced scholars within … Continue reading „Call for Papers“

Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Science

How do practitioners—of any form of specialized knowledge—learn technical skills, and how do they find knowledge deemed solid and secure? Clearly, much training occurs within formal situations such as schools and laboratories. Classrooms and their textbooks have attracted due attention from historians, with a focus in the last decade or so on how teachers convey … Continue reading Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Science

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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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