Kategorie: Forschung/Themen

„History Battles“ und „Weapons of mass instruction“: Geschichtslehrbücher in Konfliktgesellschaften

Wie man die historische Vergangenheit seines eigenen Landes wahrnimmt, wird meist schon in der Schule – insbesondere im Geschichtsunterricht – vorgeprägt. Damit beschäftigte sich das Seminar “Who owns Public History” des DHI London über das Simone Hacke berichtet.

Organizing Knowledge for a Modern Church: The Functional Order of Catholic Libraries in Wilhelmine Germany

In the early years of the twentieth century, Catholic libraries in Germany adopted modernized methods of organization to simplify their use: the arrangement of books by subject, alpha-numeric classifying systems, and card catalogs. The adoption may not seem like much, but in the structure and practice of Catholic knowledge the change was fundamental. How did … Continue reading Organizing Knowledge for a Modern Church: The Functional Order of Catholic Libraries in Wilhelmine Germany

German Heritage in Letters: Understanding knowledge transfers by migrants and their networks

German Heritage in Letters is a project to create a digital collection of German-language correspondence currently held in private hands, or by archives, libraries, museums, and other institutions. We talked to Atiba Pertilla, who is managing the “German Heritage in Letters” project at the GHI Washington.

readme.txt: „Warum weinen? Eine Geschichte des Trauerns im liberalen Italien (1850-1915)“

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von „Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf“. In dieser Folge von readme.txt gibt uns Moritz Buchner, Referent beim Forum Transregionale Studien, einen Einblick in seine in der „Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom“ erschienene Monographie „Warum weinen? Eine Geschichte des Trauerns im liberalen Italien (1850-1915)“.

Some Remarks on the 1923 “Controversy Over Science and Metaphysics”

by Joseph Ciaudo (University of Heidelberg) Controversies are often seen as important events that contribute to the march of intellectual history. Some can even be considered historical landmarks. The controversy over science and metaphysics that took place in China in 1923 is no exception. It had a lasting impact on the Chinese intellectual scene of the twentieth century. But what happens if, instead of thinking of ideas confronting each other in a mental realm, we regard this debate as one of concrete people speaking […]