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“The name of the game was globalization of goods, services and finance” and India was increasingly part of it – Interview with Michael Gadbaw

Stefan Tetzlaff, social and economic historian and former research fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington, had the chance to interview Michael Gadbaw, former vice-president and Senior Counsel of General Electric (1990-2008) about his involvement with India. The interview was conducted in Potomac, Maryland, in April 2019.

14. November 1619: Ein nervöser Kurfürst

Nicht allein die Entwicklung in Böhmen beförderte die Befürchtungen, daß der Krieg weiter ging. Große Sorgen gab es auch am Niederrhein. Der Kurfürst von Köln sah zwar wie viele andere Reichsfürsten auch, daß die österreichischen Habsburger immer mehr unter Druck … Weiterlesen

Marginalized Migrant Knowledge: The Reception of German-Speaking Refugee Historians in West Germany after 1945

Today we offer two examples of academic knowledge on the move in tandem with the Migrant Knowledge blog. Anna Corsten looks at the reception of two German-speaking refugee historians in West Germany, and Razak Khan discusses the place of certain travel experiences in Magnus Hirschfeld’s thought. In Germany today, Hans Rosenberg (1904–1988) and Raul Hilberg … Continue reading Marginalized Migrant Knowledge: The Reception of German-Speaking Refugee Historians in West Germany after 1945

Knowledge in Transit: Global Encounters and Transformation in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Travelogue

In spite of all, in spite of all—the time will come when man will reach out his hand to his brother, all over the world. —Magnus Hirschfeld   Magnus Hirschfield (1868–1935) was a world-renowned pioneer in sexology.1 Years of his modern scientific knowledge production on sexology were monumentalized with the establishment of the Institute of … Continue reading Knowledge in Transit: Global Encounters and Transformation in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Travelogue

Marginalized Migrant Knowledge: The Reception of German-Speaking Refugee Historians in West Germany after 1945

Anna Corsten examines the reception of two German-speaking refugee historians in West Germany, Hans Rosenberg and Raul Hilberg. In both cases, their work was initially marginalized, but later it entered the mainstream of German historiography. Why? What role did migration play in their work and its reception? (1,922 words)

Knowledge in Transit: Global Encounters and Transformation in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Travelogue

Razak Khan looks at the role Islam and Muslims played for Hirschfeld in his 1933 travelogue, in which he described his encounters in Indonesia, India, and the Near East. According to Khan, “the tolerance and coexistence [Hirschfeld] encountered on his journey taught him how closely connected the issues of sexual and cultural diversity were. (2,400 words)

readme.txt: „Verfeindung und Verflechtung. Deutschland und Frankreich 1870-1918“

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von „Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf“. In dieser Folge von readme.txt beantwortet Mareike König, Historikerin mit Schwerpunkt 19. Jahrhundert, Abteilungsleiterin für Digital Humanities und Leiterin der Bibliothek am DHI Paris, vier Fragen zu dem von ihr gemeinsam mit Élise Julien verfassten Buch „Verfeindung und Verflechtung. Deutschland und Frankreich 1870-1918“.

4. November 1619: Vivat Fridericus, spes Bohemiae

Nur wenige Tage nach der Ankunft Friedrichs von der Pfalz in Prag wurde die Krönungszeremonie angesetzt. Am 4. November sollte dieser Akt vollzogen sein und damit die Installation eines neuen Königs abgeschlossen werden. Das Ereignis selbst hat – wenig verwunderlich … Weiterlesen

Background Knowledge: Interrogating Perceptions of Smugglers with Joseph Roth

Allison Schmidt makes a case for not prejudging people smugglers in history or the testimony they left behind in state police records. Drawing on the suggestive observations of Joseph Roth, her example centers on Eastern and Central Europe in the interwar period, after the breakup of empires had changed the legal status and economic situation of so many people. (1,547 words)

31. Oktober 1619: Der neue König kommt!

Anfang Oktober in Heidelberg aufgebrochen, befand sich Friedrich von der Pfalz, der neugewählte König von Böhmen, in diesen Wochen auf der Reise in sein Reich (vgl. “Anfang Oktober 1619: Pfalzgraf Friedrich bricht nach Böhmen auf”, in: dk-blog, 1. Oktober 2019, … Weiterlesen