Kategorie: 19. Jahrhundert

State Knowledge in Central Europe after 1848

What do governments know? When and why have they generated knowledge about themselves, sovereign territories, the functioning of bureaucracies, legal systems, and the effectiveness of legislation? In other words, how have officials made that capacious concept we call the state legible? State knowledge took on heightened importance in Central Europe in the nineteenth century with … Continue reading State Knowledge in Central Europe after 1848

Affordable Civilization: Education Reform, Textbook Piracy, and the Question of ‘New Knowledge’ in Modern China

Beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century, as the intensified Western aggressions expedited the Qing Empire’s decline, Chinese sociocultural elites started to question the value and relevance of their traditional knowledge system. Believing knowledge to be the secret behind the rise of the Western powers, these elites avidly consumed so-called New Learning (xinxue), … Continue reading Affordable Civilization: Education Reform, Textbook Piracy, and the Question of ‘New Knowledge’ in Modern China

Russian Information Politics and the French Revolution

Russia’s support for right-wing politicians around the world has been in the news a lot in recent years. From Ukraine to France and the United States, Vladimir Putin has aligned Russia with political groups that oppose immigration, LGBT rights, and secularism. But this isn’t the first time a Russian leader has been the figurehead of … Continue reading Russian Information Politics and the French Revolution

Aḥmad Ḥasībī-zādeh and Ibn Ṭūlūn MTMs

Last year, my article on different modes of transmission of Ibn Ṭūlūn manuscripts was published in the Journal of Islamic Manuscripts. One figure that was ostentatiously involved in the certification of the manuscripts Chester Beatty Library, MS Ar. 3101 and Staatsbibliothek, MS Landberg 704, I could not identify by that time. He inscribed himself on the title pages of both manuscripts as Aḥmad Efendī Ḥasībī-zādeh in the year 1265/1849. Today, we revisit the identity of this person. First, in both cases Ḥasībī-zādeh’s full note reads as … Continue reading Aḥmad Ḥasībī-zādeh and Ibn Ṭūlūn MTMs

Persönlicher Einstellungswandel als Spiegel der Zeit? Antonio Alcalá Galiano und die spanische Nationalmiliz (Teil 1)

Meine Dissertation blickt aus einer lang angelegten Perspektive auf Bürgergarden in Frankreich und Spanien. In den Blick gerät die gesamte Bestehensphase der Bürgergarden beider Länder und damit fast das ganze 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Ziel…

Revolutionäre Biographien im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert: Imperial – inter/national – dekolonial Stiftungskonferenz 2017, DHI Moskau

Geisteswissenschaft als Beruf im Ausland – Was kann man sich darunter vorstellen? In „Weltweit vor Ort“, dem Magazin der MWS, geben Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler einen Einblick in das spannende Arbeitsfeld der internationalen geisteswissenschaftlichen Forschung. In diesem Artikel berichtet Sandra Dahlke von der Stiftungskonferenz am DHI Moskau.

Ein Portal zu den ethnografischen Expeditionen ins subsaharische Afrika (Mittwochstipp 115)

2017 ist das Portal À la naissance de l’ethnologie française  online gegangen, das vom CNRS-Labor LESC (Laboratoire d´Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative), der BnF und dem Museum Quai Branly konzipiert wurde. Dieses Portal hat die doppelte Aufgabe,…