Kategorie: 20. Jahrhundert

readme.txt: „Verfeindung und Verflechtung. Deutschland und Frankreich 1870-1918“

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von „Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf“. In dieser Folge von readme.txt beantwortet Mareike König, Historikerin mit Schwerpunkt 19. Jahrhundert, Abteilungsleiterin für Digital Humanities und Leiterin der Bibliothek am DHI Paris, vier Fragen zu dem von ihr gemeinsam mit Élise Julien verfassten Buch „Verfeindung und Verflechtung. Deutschland und Frankreich 1870-1918“.

“More Beautiful than Ever Before!” Neighborhood Rebuilding in Divided Germany as Political Propaganda during the Cold War

Part of the TRAFO series “Reconstructing Neighborhoods of War” By Paul Sigel Neighborhood Rebuilding in postwar Germany was not only confronted with the challenge of reconstruction of housing, infrastructure, industry…

Conference: “The China Experience and the Making of Sinology”

The China Experience and the Making of Sinology: Western Scholars Sojourning in China (from the late 19th century to the first half of the 20th century) Conference organized by the ERCCS in collaboration with Beijing Foreign Studies University/School of History Date: September 20-21, 2019 Venue: Beijing Foreign Studies University Sinology as an academic discipline or a delimited research field has a rather short history. Apart from a few more or less exceptional professorships in the early 19th century, it is only from around the […]

Parlamentarierinnen in der Weimarer Nationalversammlung 1919 – Porträts in 280 Zeichen, Buchstaben T-Z sowie Nachrückerinnen

Vierter Teil der Dokumentation der von Birte Förster und Hedwig Richter im Februar und März 2019 geposteten Tweets zu den weiblichen Abgeordneten in der Weimarer…

The Nuremberg Trials Project: Providing History for All

The GHI benefits tremendously from the help of its many talented interns. The following post was written by GHDI project intern Isabella Auerbach, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, who is majoring in European history. — Editorial note, Href The Nuremberg Trials Project, an ongoing digitization effort by the Harvard Law School Library (HLSL), is an open-access initiative aimed at transporting the documents relating to the 1945 to 1949 tribunals to an online platform. The project, first conceived in the late 1990s, features a highly … Continue reading The Nuremberg Trials Project: Providing History for All

Suggestion de jeudi : La paléographie allemande des XIXe et XXe siècles

par Hanna Losfeld La connaissance de la paléographie allemande est une condition préalable pour comprendre, analyser et interpréter les sources historiques en langue allemande. Pour les historiens francophones, les généalogistes, les étudiants et tous ceux qui y sont intéressés, il … Weiterlesen

Consumer Engineering and the Rise of Marketing Knowledge, 1920s–1970s

Marketing knowledge—information and analysis concerning markets, consumers, and their behavior—became a crucial asset for businesses and governments during the twentieth century. In 1971, the German-American market researcher Alfred Politz drafted a memoir of his time in marketing research titled “How to Produce Consumers—Methods and Illusions.” Over the course of his career, from the 1930s to … Continue reading Consumer Engineering and the Rise of Marketing Knowledge, 1920s–1970s

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 […]

The Politics of Measurement: Knowledge about Economic Inequality in the United Kingdom and Beyond since 1945

If you had a conversation about the growing gap between rich and poor almost anywhere in today’s world, you would very likely refer to “the top one percent,” a phrase that evokes the skyrocketing wealth of the superrich. A similar conversation in West Germany in the 1970s or 1980s would have revolved around the latest … Continue reading The Politics of Measurement: Knowledge about Economic Inequality in the United Kingdom and Beyond since 1945

Knowledge about Democratic Silence: Political Science and the Rise of Electoral Abstention in Postwar Switzerland (1945–1989)

In recent decades, a diagnosis of democratic crisis or even of a post-democratic condition has emerged in public debate in many Western states. The rise of electoral abstention, particularly since the 1970s and 1980s, often serves as statistical evidence for this assessment.1 Yet what exactly can abstention tell us about the state of democracy? My … Continue reading Knowledge about Democratic Silence: Political Science and the Rise of Electoral Abstention in Postwar Switzerland (1945–1989)