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Imagining Southern Spaces: Hemispheric and Transatlantic Souths in Antebellum US Writings

By Deniz Bozkurt-Pekár. Let me set the scene: A rich meadow expanding by the bountiful river, a gentleman leaning on the white column of the porch of a haint-blue mansion, a pale-white lady in flamboyant attire sitting on a rocking-chair behind him, away from them yet within their eyesight are the cotton, corn, or tobacco fields hiding behind their crop the tired bodies of black men, women, and children.

12. April 1621: Ein Auflösungsvertrag für die Union

Die Achterklärung vom Januar 1621 betraf nicht nur Friedrich V. von der Pfalz1, auch seine Verbündeten im Reich wurden auf diese Weise erheblich unter Druck gesetzt. Denn eine Hilfeleistung für einen Geächteten hatte zur Folge, daß der Unterstützer selbst in die Acht geriet. Wie also würde sich die Union verhalten? Eine Antwort darauf bot ein Vertrag vom 12. April 1621, den Spinola, „GeneralVeldthauptmann der Kayserl. Majest.“ (wie er hier tituliert wurde) und zwei Repräsentanten der Union abschlossen, nämlich Markgraf Joachim Ernst von Brandenburg-Ansbach, seines … „12. April 1621: Ein Auflösungsvertrag für die Union“ weiterlesen

The National Frame: Art and State Violence in Turkey and Germany

By Banu Karaca. The National Frame emerged out of my long-term interest in art, aesthetics and politics. I have always been fascinated by the dominant notion that art is inherently good, by the many values that are accorded to art – be it that art furthers individual agency and critical faculties, the emancipatory potential of art, or its civilizing impact – and the realities that shape the daily workings of the art world.

Call: History of Intellectual Culture

Charlotte A. Lerg, Johan Östling, and Jana Weiß are editing a new open-access publication called the History of Intellectual Culture: International Yearbook of Knowledge and Society (HIC), which will be published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg. The first issue is planned for the spring/summer of 2022, and they are seeking contributions in the history of knowledge. … Continue reading Call: History of Intellectual Culture

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Historical Resonances of Nichori

9 APRİL 2021 | Author: Salih DemirtaşStudies on ocularcentric aspects of visual culture in modernity cover broad epistemological areas that focus on priority to the eyesight over other senses; in other words, a vision-oriented construction of knowledge, truth and reality. As part of anti-ocularcentric discourses across the social sciences including multisensory research methods, listening sounds of our environment through soundwalks could also develop distinctive creative sensitivities in relation with the subjects and the methodologies of our research areas.

Why Non-European Languages Matter to European Humanities: Area Studies and Postcolonial Philology

By Christian Junge (Arabic Studies, University of Marburg, Germany). English is, without doubt, the dominant academic language of our time, especially in the natural sciences, where materials are often taught and published in English. On the contrary, in European humanities, scholars of literary and cultural studies, linguistics and philosophy teach and publish quite widely in minor academic languages, such as German, Italian or Polish.

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