Kategorie: Forschung/Themen

“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.

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

Call for submissions: Digital Humanities Master Class “Lexical Data, Manuscript Edition and Authority Data” – DHMC2020

Place: Moulin d’Andé (Normandie, France) Date: April 19-25, 2020Conference website for submissions: https://dhmc2020.sciencesconf.org/ The gangs are back, and they have joined forces! Lexical Data and Deutsch-Französische Digital Humanities Master Class are combining their skills…

“Imperiled Destinies: The Daoist Quest for Deliverance in Medieval China”

Peking University, Department of Philosophy and Religion October 16, 2019, 7-9 pm (in Chinese) In this lecture Franciscus Verellen presents his new book Imperiled Destinies (Harvard University Asia Center 2019). Spanning eight centuries, the book examines the evolution of Daoist beliefs about human liability and redemption and procedures for rescuing an ill-starred destiny. The medieval record portrays a world engulfed by evil, where human existence was mortgaged from birth and burdened by increasing debts and obligations in this world and the next. In the […]

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