GHI Blogs

 

The GHI publishes several blogs to provide a different forum for new academic research fields to connect with new audiences. The blogs take advantage of the GHI’s professional editing capacity to help disseminate “work-in-progress.” “History of Knowledge” was established in 2016 as part of the GHI’s new research concentration in the history of knowledge; “href” was launched in 2018 and is is dedicated to the use of digitized primary source materials in studying, teaching, and researching German and global history; and “Migrant Knowledge” was created in 2019 to to foster and disseminate research at the nexus of migration and knowledge studies.

Latest Blogposts


Jun 03, 2021

Editors

Online Seminar: Bureaucracy as Knowledge

History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University “Bureaucracy as Knowledge” with Christine von Oertzen (MPIWG, Berlin) and Sebastian Felten (University of Vienna) Thursday, June 10, 2021, …

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May 27, 2021

Matthias Thaden

Trade Union Knowledge and Educational Programs for Yugoslavian Workers in West Germany, 1970s–1980s

The author examines records from trade union seminars given by IG Metall to Yugoslav workers in West Germany. Initially, the classes reflected the union's needs, but xenophobia in the 1980s led immigr…

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May 27, 2021

Editors

Summer Course: Knowledge Organisation in the Middle Ages

Deadline extended to June 18, 2021. The post Summer Course: Knowledge Organisation in the Middle Ages appeared first on History of Knowledge. …

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May 27, 2021

Editors

Knowledge Notes: Calls and Events

Calls Publication: Cripping the Archive: Disability, Power, and History, edited by Jenifer Barclay and Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy. – Deadline: June 14, 2021. – FYI: What “Cripping” Means. Conferenc…

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May 24, 2021

marietheres2

Transatlantische Verflechtungen der Frauenbewegung im langen 19. Jahrhundert: Interview mit Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Editorische Notiz: Professorin Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson ist seit 2016 Lehrstuhlinhaberin für die Geschichte des Europäisch-Transatlantischen Kulturraums an der Universität Augsburg. Zuvor war sie …

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May 14, 2021

Sheer Ganor and Rebekka Grossmann

Displacement in Stills: German-Jewish Photographers on the Move

In this two-part piece about Jewish refugee photographers, the authors "travel to another historical context to inquire about what migrants and refugees 'knew' and how they choose to communicate their…

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May 14, 2021

Ashley Gonik

Explain Yourself: Visual Communication in Early Modern Printed Calendars

There is a curious subgenre of printed calendars in early modern Europe called Bauernkalender. Bauer in German refers to a farmer or peasant, so we might literally translate the name of this genre as …

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Apr 29, 2021

allisonruman

A Strong Connection: How Digital History Makes the Past More Accessible

By Allison Ruman Editorial note: Allison Ruman received her Bachelor of Arts in German, Political Science, and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies from Penn State University in 2020 and will be …

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Apr 15, 2021

Matthias Springborn

Some Challenges for Knowledge Transfer in Jewish Displaced Persons Camps after World War II

Finding suitable teaching materials to prepare Jewish children and youth for their new lives in Palestine after having survived the Holocaust presented a unique set of challenges. The post Some Challe…

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Mar 29, 2021

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj

Knowledge as a Strategy on the Migratory Routes of Polish Jewish Survivors after World War II

Using oral history, the author explores how a Polish Jewish family "used knowledge as a strategy not merely to survive but to build a new life" in what turned out to be a highly contingent transit pro…

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Mar 25, 2021

pirngruber

The Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller

By Marietheres Pirngruber In my second blog post about the US Suffrage movement, I ‘m taking a closer look at one of the sources: The Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller. A…

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Mar 12, 2021

pirngruber

National American Woman Suffrage Association Records

Editorial note: Marietheres Pirngruber is studying Global History (M.A.) at the University of Heidelberg. Her primary focus is on women’s and gender history, and she is especially interested in stud…

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Migrant Knowledge Blog

The “Migrant Knowledge” blog fosters and disseminates research at the nexus of migration and knowledge studies.

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History of Knowledge

The "History of Knowledge" blog serves as a venue for the exchange of ideas and information on the history of knowledge.

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href

The "href" blog is dedicated to the use of digitized primary source materials for studying, teaching, and researching German and global history.

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