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


Mar 01, 2021

Angela N. H. Creager, Mathias Grote, and Elaine Leong

Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Science

How do practitioners—of any form of specialized knowledge—learn technical skills, and how do they find knowledge deemed solid and secure? Clearly, much training occurs within formal situations suc…

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Mar 01, 2021

katharina hering

Interview with Sebastian Bondzio

By Alexa Lässig Recently we sat down with Sebastian Bondzio, the 2021 Gerda Henkel Stiftung Digital History Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for H…

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Feb 18, 2021

Editorial Team

‘I am German plus something else’ — An Interview with Ali Can

Victoria Harms talks with the Turkish-German activist and author Ali Can about race, diversity, and identity in contemporary Germany. The post ‘I am German plus something else’ — An Intervie…

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Feb 16, 2021

Carolin Liebisch-Gümüş

Symptoms of the Jet Age: Global Air Mobility and Disease Control in the 1960s

Soon after the global SARS outbreaks in 2003, and many years before the current novel coronavirus pandemic led to a historically unique shutdown of global air traffic, health experts anticipated the v…

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Feb 03, 2021

Mark R. Stoneman

News from the Network

News about the H-Migration editorial team as well as about changes in Migrant Knowledge's own editorial team. The post News from the Network first appeared in Migrant Knowledge. …

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Jan 29, 2021

Editorial Team

The Scientist Emil Trinkler’s Exploration across South Asia, 1915–1933

Emil Trinkler didn't migrate as such, but Marjan Wardak's article speaks to central themes on this blog. People and knowledge itself are on the move, interacting with go-betweens and yielding somethin…

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Jan 17, 2021

Mark R. Stoneman

#MigKnow Notes 11

News and tips: one postdoc and two doctoral research positions, three calls, a book launch, and a new book series. The post #MigKnow Notes 11 first appeared in Migrant Knowledge. …

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Jan 11, 2021

Editors

Editorial Team Changes

A little over a year ago, Kerstin von der Krone joined Goethe University Frankfurt am Main as head of the J. C. Senckenberg University Library's Judaica Division. As a result, she is stepping back…

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Dec 28, 2020

Joseph P. Malherek

Drifting Along: Unemployment and Interwar Social Research, from Marienthal to Muncie

Crosspost from Migrant Knowledge In January of 1929, the husband-and-wife sociologists Robert and Helen Lynd published what would become a landmark work of popular ethnography called Middletown: A Stu…

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Nov 11, 2020

katharina hering

Interview with Digital History Fellow Jana Keck

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Digital History Fellow Jana Keck. Her fields of research include German and American Literature and Culture in the Nineteenth Century, Periodical Stud…

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Jul 01, 2020

Thomas Biggs

Showing or Telling: The Immersive-to-Informational Transformation of Museum Exhibits

I have vivid memories of visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas as a child in 2007. Fredericksburg, hometown of German-American and Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, host…

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Jun 17, 2020

Thomas Biggs

Museums in the COVID-19 Crisis: International Maritime Museum Hamburg

As summer begins in Germany most establishments have reopened in some capacity, including museums. All are still operating under restrictions, with limits on numbers of visitors and mask requireme…

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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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