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readme.txt: „Tabu, Trauma und Identität: Subjektkonstruktionen von PalästinenserInnen in Deutschland und in der Schweiz, 1960-2015“

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von „Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf“. In der Rubrik readme.txt stellen wir die Publikationen der Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Max Weber Stiftung vor. Vier kurze Fragen und Antworten machen…

Blogging Histories of Knowledge in the Context of Digital History

A little article about this blog that I wrote with Kerstin von der Krone is now open access. See “Blogging Histories of Knowledge in Washington, D.C.,” in “Digital History,” ed. Simone Lässig, special issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47, no. 1 (2021): 163–74. The abstract reads: The authors reflect on their experiences as the founding editors … Continue reading Blogging Histories of Knowledge in the Context of Digital History

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Six Calls That Caught Our Attention

Conference: What Makes a Philosopher Good or Bad? Intellectual Virtues and Vices in the History of Philosophy. Utrecht University, November 25–26, 2021. Proposal deadline: August 21, 2021. Conference: Professorial Career Patterns Reloaded – Data, Methods and Analysis of Digital Humanities Research in the Field of Early Modern Academic History. Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, and HTWK … Continue reading Six Calls That Caught Our Attention

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Transatlantic Connections of the Women’s Movement in the Long 19th Century: Interview with Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Editorial Note: Professor Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson has been Chair of the Transatlantic History and Culture Department at the University of Augsburg since 2016. Previously, she served for five years as Deputy Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on Transatlantic relations, African American history, women’s history, and religious history. As part of her blog series on the history of the women’s movement in a transatlantic perspective, Marietheres Pirngruber spoke with Professor Waldschmidt-Nelson in April 2021. Interview: Marietheres PirngruberTranslation: Erik Brown … Continue reading Transatlantic Connections of the Women’s Movement in the Long 19th Century: Interview with Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Germans Go Subtropical: Migration and the Quest for Environmental-Climatic Knowledge in South America

German migration in subtropical South America began in the early nineteenth century. It lasted for almost 150 years and shaped one of the most extensive projects of transnational forest colonization and global agricultural exchange in history. This experience catalyzed the formation of different bodies of knowledge, many of them currently either lost or “fugitive,” as … Continue reading Germans Go Subtropical: Migration and the Quest for Environmental-Climatic Knowledge in South America

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Episode 2: Fernsehen und Feminismus – Von Massenmedien und Emanzipationsbewegungen

Die zweite Episode unseres „Wissen entgrenzen“-Podcasts führt nicht nur nach Großbritannien an das Deutsche Historische Institut London, sondern auch zurück in das geteilte Deutschland. Christina von Hodenberg und Jane Freeland berichten über die Zusammenhänge zwischen Emanzipationsbewegungen und dem Aufstig der Massenmedien.

A Seminar about Information History: Why?

On May 18th, I hosted a seminar about information history, a topic that seems to have gained momentum in recent years. My interest in information as a historical phenomenon began as an attempt to inquire into the prehistory of the Danish public libraries.1 For some years, I have also had a strong interest in the … Continue reading A Seminar about Information History: Why?

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The Fijeh Water Project and the Cholera Epidemic in 1903 Damascus

By Benan Grams. On June 30th, 1903 Sultan Abdulhamid II approved a project to bring potable water to Damascus from the Ein el-Fijeh spring. The project was presented to the central government by Nazim Pasha, the governor of Syria, during a persistent cholera epidemic that afflicted Damascus throughout that year.

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