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Das Ende eines Vermittlers

Wie geht man mit rebellischen Ständen um? Seit dem Fenstersturz beschäftigte diese Frage die Habsburger in Wien. Es gab grundsätzlich zwei unterschiedliche Antworten darauf: eine vermittelnde und eine kompromißlose. Für letztere stand eine Gruppe um Erzherzog Ferdinand, der mit wachsendem … Weiterlesen

Halle Pastors, German Settlers, and Lutheran Congregations in North America

One of the contributors to our new German History Intersections project brought our attention to this important project, which touches upon many areas of current research at the GHI, including the histories of migration, knowledge, and religion. We thank our colleagues in Halle for this article. — Editorial note, Href By Wolfgang Splitter The Francke Foundations in Halle are currently at work on a DFG-funded project entitled Halle Pastors in Pennsylvania, 1743–1825. A Critical Edition of Sources Relating to Their Ministry in North America. The editors … Continue reading Halle Pastors, German Settlers, and Lutheran Congregations in North America

The Politics of the Handbook

Readers of this blog may have asked themselves what the image identifying the Learning by the Book contributions shows. At first glance, the photo simply contains a row of worn, bound, heavy handbooks on a library shelf. The books are arguably very Eur…

Into a bicycle history of the Middle East

And now, to something completely different: the bicycle in Middle Eastern History. Whereas today the bicycle is – arguably – mostly known as a vehicle for leisure, around 1900 it was not only a major means of individualized transportation but it also stipulated the restoration and expansion of road networks that would make the automobile viable, and bicycle races inspired public attention and drew crowds that today seem unimaginable. Moreover, this early history of the bicycle is intricately connected to histories of colonialism, modernity, and … Continue reading Into a bicycle history of the Middle East

Labour’s Nostalgia — Review

Richard Jobson’s book Nostalgia and the Post-War Labour Party: Prisoners of the Past looks at the ways nostalgia has been used in conflicts within the Labour Party from the 1950s almost to the immediate presen. I reviewed the book for the History Workshop Journal. Nostalgia has become a pervasive term in politics. Both Brexit and Trump with their demands to ‘Take Back Control’ and ‘Make America Great Again’ have been described as nostalgic projects, driven by outmoded and anachronistic values and ideas. For obvious reasons, right-wing and … Continue reading Labour’s Nostalgia — Review

Basel 2018, Presentation #4

Der Ausnahmezustand in Frankreich: von der Banalität des Ausnahmerechts Fabin Jobard, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin Wenige Stunden nach den Attentaten in Paris im November 2015 verkündete der damalige Präsident François Hollande den Ausnahmezustand und ließ zehn Tage später das Parlament das ursprüngliche Notstandsgesetz von 1955 revidieren. Fünf Verlängerungsgesetze sind dann bis November 2017 eingeführt worden, die immer wieder Teile des gewöhnlichen Rechts aufgehoben haben. Im November 2017 hat das Recht seine Rechte wiedererlangt: Der Ausnahmezustand wurde aufgehoben. Inzwischen wurde aber Ende Oktober 2017 ein … „Basel 2018, Presentation #4“ weiterlesen