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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

readme.txt: „Am 9. November. Innenansichten eines Jahrhunderts“

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von „Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf“. In dieser Folge von readme.txt haben wir mit Charlotte Jahnz, Referentin in der Geschäftsstelle der Max Weber Stiftung in Bonn, und Anke Hilbrenner über ihre frisch erschienene Monografie „Am 9. November. Innenansichten eines Jahrhunderts” gesprochen.

Migrant Biographies as a Prism for Explaining Transnational Knowledge Transfers

Philipp Strobl thinks about how migrant biographies and autobiographies can be used to understand associated knowledge transfer processes, including their “success” or “failure.” Keywords include “new biography,” “actor centrism,” and “translation,” and the examples are from Australia after World War Two. (2,139 words)

Anfang Oktober 1619: Pfalzgraf Friedrich bricht nach Böhmen auf

Zuerst wußte es die „Wöchentliche Zeitung auß mehrerley örther“ in ihrer Ausgabe Anfang Oktober 1619. Dort berief sie sich auf Nachrichten aus Frankfurt vom 1. Oktober, denenzufolge Friedrich V., Kurfürst von der Pfalz, von seiner Residenz in Heidelberg aufbrechen und … Weiterlesen

Acquiring Knowledge About Migration: The Jewish Origins of Migration Studies

Tobias Brinkmann looks into how “studying Jewish migration” began “outside the academic sphere” in the 19th century. He also notes how a number of Jewish social scientists “[shaped] the conceptual foundations of migration studies in the United States during the middle decades of the twentieth century.” (2,282 words)

“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…