Kategorie: Institute

German Migrants and the Circulation of Buddhist Knowledge between Germany and British Ceylon

Germans translated Buddhist texts in Germany, and they migrated to British Ceylon in order to get closer to Buddhism. Their Buddhist practices ended up changing Buddhism’s relationship to texts in their South Asian home.

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Notes from the Archives: The Absent Presence of U.S. Army Surgeon Charles Francis Mason

In August 2019, the city of Bielefeld, home to about 340,000 people in northwest Germany, launched a new marketing campaign based on an old internet joke. In 1994, Achim Held, a computer science student at the University of Kiel, had jokingly spread the rumor that Bielefeld did not actually exist.1 Twenty-five years later, the city’s … Continue reading Notes from the Archives: The Absent Presence of U.S. Army Surgeon Charles Francis Mason

readme.txt: „Illuministi e i demoni. Il dibattito su magia e stregoneria dal Trentino all’Europa”

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von “Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf”. In dieser Folge von readme.txt beantwortet Riccarda Suitner, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für frühe Neuzeit am DHI Rom, vier Fragen zu ihrer Herausgeberschrift „Gli Illuministi e i demoni. Il dibattito su magia e stregoneria dal Trentino all’Europa, Rom, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura”.

How to deal with digital sources as a history student – workshop report part 1

Many graduate history students will be familiar with the moment (or phase) in their studies when they have to make a decision about the topic of their final thesis. Some students may already know the topic early on. Others may take a few productive detours on their way to developing their final thesis topic. I am a history student from Germany who is working on the final thesis and in the latter category. With this blog contribution, I would like to share insights into … Continue reading How to deal with digital sources as a history student – workshop report part 1

LeMo Lebendiges Museum Online – A reliable source for an introduction to modern German History

As a German high school or college student, you will be familiar with the scenario: A homework assignment requires you to locate reliable information about William II, the Emperor of the German Empire, and the deadline is tomorrow.  It’s late in the evening, every library is closed, and the only tool left is the World Wide Web.  If this sounds familiar to you, don’t panic. Take a moment and let me take you on a digital journey to Berlin, Germany! The Deutsches Historisches Museum … Continue reading LeMo Lebendiges Museum Online – A reliable source for an introduction to modern German History

Haller ZeitRäume – a virtual museum

The Teutoburger Forest is rich on having myths and essays about Hermann the German. [i] According to history Hermann, in Latin called Arminius, has fought the battle of Varus against the Roman Empire successfully 9 years AD. [ii]  Because of the crushing defeat of three Roman legions the Empire has sacrificed the further extension of the Roman regions – it remained in German hand.[iii] In this heart of German history the city Halle is located and the home of approximately 21.700 residents.[iv] This medium-sized … Continue reading Haller ZeitRäume – a virtual museum

#MWSaktuell – Die Institute der Max Weber Stiftung in Zeiten der Corona-Krise

Angesichts der derzeitigen Covid-19-Pandemie steht beinahe auf der ganzen Welt das öffentliche Leben still. Die Institute und die Geschäftsstelle der Max Weber Stiftung (MWS) sind geschlossen und Veranstaltungen wurden abgesagt. Die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter setzen ihre Arbeit aus dem Homeoffice fort. Als Expertinnen und Experten für ihre Gastländer lassen Sie uns auch an den Entwicklungen weltweit teilhaben.