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Einander kennenlernen und verstehen, statt neue Mauern des nationalistischen Ungeistes errichten: Deutsche Woche in Italien mit Beteiligung des römischen Max Weber-Instituts

Niemand kann sich im Besitz der Wahrheit wähnen, wähnen schon, aber ob man es wirklich ist, das ist dann immer noch die Frage. Also behaupte ich, dass das Verhältnis Deutschlands zu Italien ein besonderes…

Women’s Citizenship Education and Voting as Knowledge Practices

What does citizenship entail? For many it is not just a passive right but rather comprises a more fragile set of practices, duties, and beliefs that need to be reworked and reaffirmed along the way. It might be useful to think of “citizenship” as a container for a wide variety of ascribed meanings in time. … Continue reading Women’s Citizenship Education and Voting as Knowledge Practices

How to Rethink the Global History of Knowledge Making from a Central European Perspective

We are publishing this article in conjunction with the conference Empire of Circulation: Habsburg Knowledge in Its Global Setting. Empire of Circulation The Habsburg Monarchy constituted a linguistic, religious, and legal patchwork that was conditioned both by its internal diversity and the region’s centuries-long imbrications and entanglements with the adjacent Ottoman, Spanish, and Holy Roman … Continue reading How to Rethink the Global History of Knowledge Making from a Central European Perspective

Migrant Biographies as a Prism for Explaining Transnational Knowledge Transfers

Philipp Strobl thinks about how migrant biographies and autobiographies can be used to understand associated knowledge transfer processes, including their “success” or “failure.” Keywords include “new biography,” “actor centrism,” and “translation,” and the examples are from Australia after World War Two. (2,139 words)

Anfang Oktober 1619: Pfalzgraf Friedrich bricht nach Böhmen auf

Zuerst wußte es die „Wöchentliche Zeitung auß mehrerley örther“ in ihrer Ausgabe Anfang Oktober 1619. Dort berief sie sich auf Nachrichten aus Frankfurt vom 1. Oktober, denenzufolge Friedrich V., Kurfürst von der Pfalz, von seiner Residenz in Heidelberg aufbrechen und … Weiterlesen

Acquiring Knowledge About Migration: The Jewish Origins of Migration Studies

Tobias Brinkmann looks into how “studying Jewish migration” began “outside the academic sphere” in the 19th century. He also notes how a number of Jewish social scientists “[shaped] the conceptual foundations of migration studies in the United States during the middle decades of the twentieth century.” (2,282 words)

“More Beautiful than Ever Before!” Neighborhood Rebuilding in Divided Germany as Political Propaganda during the Cold War

Part of the TRAFO series “Reconstructing Neighborhoods of War” By Paul Sigel Neighborhood Rebuilding in postwar Germany was not only confronted with the challenge of reconstruction of housing, infrastructure, industry…

September 1619: Der Fürst von Siebenbürgen zieht in den Krieg

Gefahr drohte den Habsburgern nicht nur von der Böhmischen Konföderation, auch ihre Machtstellung in Ungarn war bedroht. Bethlen Gabor, der Fürst von Siebenbürgen, wollte die Gunst der Stunde, sprich der habsburgischen Schwäche, nutzen und seinen Einfluß in Ungarn verstärken. Schon … Weiterlesen

Global Royal Families: Concepts, Cultures, and Networks of International Monarchy, 1800-2020

The conference “Global Royal Families: Concepts, Cultures, and Networks of International Monarchy, 1800-2020” focuses on the global engagements of Western and non-Western monarchies. We talked to Falko Schnicke. He is one of the conveners of the upcoming conference at the German Historical Institute London.