Ein Workshop des Orient-Instituts Beirut im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts „Innenperspektiven der libanesischen Volksbewegung vom 17. Oktober 2019“ versucht die Geschichte des libanesischen Volksaufstands zu ergründen – und kommt zu dem Schluss: Es geht weiter.
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
By Marcia C. Schenck. In 1969, the OAU proposed its own refugee convention to reflect African values. Why did it not become policy across the continent?
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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By Bashshar Haydar. It is not uncommon for people working in the humanities to feel the need to demonstrate the significance or, even, the relevance of their disciplines. There is not a matching pressure in the fields of natural sciences, whether applied or theoretical.
This article is part of the TRAFO series “Trajectories of Change” By Stas Gorelik When mass demonstrations erupted in Belarus in August 2020, following a stolen presidential election and brutal…
By Sandra Richter. The history of the university and the history of academic freedom are intertwined but not identical. In certain historical situations they have even differed radically – whether it be for political, economic, or administrative reasons, or because of personal failure.
By Maria José de Abreu. The coronavirus pandemic has brought to the fore the powers of numbers. As a vast stream of graphics, numbers and curves in yielding the global spreading of the virus makes apparent, numbers appear to count for how we are breathing in the world.
By Yaprak Melike Uyar. Due to globally unified measures for controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been almost one year since musicians have not met their audiences.
Conference Report: ‘Archiving, Recording and Representing Feminism: The Global History of Women’s Emancipation in the Twentieth Century’
The second meeting of the International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment was held virtually between December 10 and 12, 2020. Bringing together 29 scholars from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America, the conference exam…
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.
Pour les habitants de la région parisienne, Saint-Cloud représente aujourd’hui un vaste parc propice à la détente et à la pratique d’activités sportives ou ludiques le week-end. Lieu empreint de calme et de sérénité à…
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…
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
La notion de capitale culturelle : une conception bureaucratique de la culture ? » It was Europeans and Arabs who had the bureaucratic notion that power belonged to a place rather than to a person or a…
A Pan-americanização do trabalho no período de entreguerras A relação da Organização Internacional do Trabalho com os países americanos e a criação do Instituto Interamericano do Trabalho Resumo No presente artigo tratamos das conexões...…
By Zeynep Türkyilmaz. Entering my usual keywords randomly to see what is out there in my areas of interest, I came across a diary of a Turkish soldier kept during the year 1938.