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Upcoming Book by Amita Baviskar (TM3 Module Coordinator)

We are delighted to announce that the coordinator of our Thematic Research Module 3 ‘Critiques and Renewals of Democracy’, Professor Amita Baviskar (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi), will publish her new monograph ‘Uncivil City:…

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

New review: Thomas Dodman, What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Thomas Dodman’s book explores how nostalgia was understood in various contexts from the late seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. Nostalgia was not thought of as yearning for the past we know today, but rather as homesickness. Dodman’s book begins with the year 1688, when the otherwise unremarkable Alsatian physician Johannes Hofer published a medical dissertation on the topic. Not that homesickness had not existed before, but Hofer was the first to give it a proper medical name by cobbling together the Greek words … Continue reading New review: Thomas Dodman, What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

The Bauhaus Bookshelf: A Gateway to Original Bauhaus Sources and Publications

The bauhaus bookshelf is a bilingual (German-English) online resource created by Andrea Riegel, a partner at the Düsseldorf-based communication design agency Riegel+Reichenthaler. Riegel also created  Design is fine. History is mine, a popular blog on design and art history. The bauhaus bookshelf, a labor of love launched in 2019, combines access to reproductions of original Bauhaus publications with a timeline, excerpts, photographs, and other contextual information. The download is for personal, non-commercial use only. While many events and publications in 2019 celebrate the Bauhaus … Continue reading The Bauhaus Bookshelf: A Gateway to Original Bauhaus Sources and Publications

Bauhaus Wissen für alle: das virtuelle Bauhaus Bücherregal

Das bauhaus bookshelf ist ein zweisprachiges virtuelles Bücherregal, das von Andrea Riegel konzipiert und umgesetzt wurde. Andrea Riegel, Partnerin beim Düsseldorfer Gestaltungsbüro Riegel und Reichenthaler, hat schon Design is Fine, History is Mine, entwickelt, eine beliebte Plattform zur Design-und Kunstgeschichte. Andrea Riegel hat das bauhaus bookshelf in ihrer Freizeit entwickelt und 2019 Online gestellt. Das sehr schön gestaltete virtuelle Bücheregal verbindet den Zugang zu digitalisierten Originalquellen mit einer Zeitleiste, Auszügen, Fotos und anderen Informationen über den historischen Kontext des Materials. Die meisten der Reproduktionen … Continue reading Bauhaus Wissen für alle: das virtuelle Bauhaus Bücherregal

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a perfect occasion to feature the Digitales Deutsches Frauenarchiv, the digital German women’s archives, as well as Atria, the institute on gender equality and women’s history. The DDF, launched last year, is a new portal dedicated to making selected historical sources documenting the history of women’s movements in (mostly) German speaking countries available online to a broad public audience. The portal features thematic essays that provide context for selected documents, as well as biographical essays on key actors, for example on Louise … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!

CfP | Chronopolitics: Time of Politics, Politics of Time, Politicized Time

London, 7-9 May 2020 | Deadline: 31 April 2019 Time is so deeply interwoven with all aspects of politics that its fundamental importance is frequently overlooked. Building on the work of Charles Maier and Christopher Clark, we define chronopolitics as research into ‘how politics is about time’ as well as what kind of time is ‘presupposed by politics’ (Clark), how the perception of time and change affect decision-making and how concepts of time and history give meaning and legitimacy to political actors, groups and … Continue reading CfP | Chronopolitics: Time of Politics, Politics of Time, Politicized Time