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A Strong Connection: How Digital History Makes the Past More Accessible

Editorial note: Allison Ruman received her Bachelor of Arts in German, Political Science, and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies from Penn State University in 2020 and will be studying European History, Politics, and Society (Master of Arts) at Columbia University this fall. Her primary focus is on interwar Germany, and she is especially interested in studying religious divisions and their role in the rise of far-right extremism. She is currently completing her remote internship at the GHI. The biggest project of my undergraduate career was, … Continue reading A Strong Connection: How Digital History Makes the Past More Accessible

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.

The post Knowledge as a Strategy on the Migratory Routes of Polish Jewish Survivors after World War II first appeared in Migrant Knowledge.

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.

An Ancient Church Father and his Victorian Audience: Christian von Bunsen’s Unusual Work on Hippolytus of Rome and its Influence on Nineteenth-Century Debates

[T]he amiable curates were politely requested to dribble out a few drops from the full fountain of their patristic lore, that poor benighted Farmer Giles in his chimney-corner might read, for the first time in his life, the talismanic name of Hippolytu…

16. Januar 1621: Eine Königin in Küstrin

Seit dem 8. Dezember 1620 befand sich Elisabeth von der Pfalz in Küstrin. In der brandenburgischen Landesfestung war die Königin einigermaßen sicher – außerhalb der Territorien der böhmischen Krone, in denen nun die Sieger vom Weißen Berg mehr und mehr ihre Position festigten. Friedrich selbst hatte seine Gemahlin zur Weiterreise gedrängt: „Vous ne scauries estre nulle part mieux qu’à Custrin“. In Küstrin sollte Elisabeth einige Wochen bleiben. Ein Grund dafür war sicherlich die unklare politische Situation. Friedrich selbst war bereits vorausgereist; er wollte nach … „16. Januar 1621: Eine Königin in Küstrin“ weiterlesen

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