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


May 16, 2024

Rodolfo Alvarez and Aubrey Hernandez

Exploring Texas German Foodways

Examines the ways that German immigrants to Texas adjusted and adapted their foodways to the foods available and affordable in their new home. The post Exploring Texas German Foodways first appeared i…

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May 02, 2024

Jacob Johnson and Taylor Mullins

Knowledge between Romanticism and Reverence: German-American Perceptions of Native Americans through the Art of Friedrich Richard Petri

Examines the knowledge and images of Native Americans conveyed through the art of Texas German Richard Petri. The post Knowledge between Romanticism and Reverence: German-American Perceptions of Nativ…

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Apr 30, 2024

katharina hering

Hätte ich das mal eher gewusst … mit Joëlle Weis

Was Historiker:innen und historisch Arbeitende ihrem jüngeren Ich raten würden Joëlle Weis hat die Fragen beantwortet Kannst Du in drei Sätzen Dein Projekt vorstellen und sagen, was speziell der d…

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Apr 22, 2024

Malin Sonja Wilckens

‘Collecting’ and Comparing – Skulls, Transatlantic Knowledge Production, and Racial Science

On May 29, 1793, Göttingen anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach received a Georgian woman’s skull. It would later become the most prominent representation of the so-called Caucasian variety o…

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Apr 18, 2024

Abigail Escobedo and Simon Herbert

Gaining Knowledge about the Comanches: Meusebach’s Path Towards a Notable Treaty

Examines the sources of knowledge about the Comanches available to John Meusebach when he sought to make a treaty with them. The post Gaining Knowledge about the Comanches: Meusebach’s Path Towards …

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Apr 04, 2024

Jana Weiss

‘On to Texas’: An Introduction to the Miniseries on Texas Germans

Weiss introduces a miniseries on German migration to Texas and knowledge transfers that occurred between German settlers and Texans. The post ‘On to Texas’: An Introduction to the Miniseries on Te…

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Mar 27, 2024

Christiane Weber

Hätte ich das mal eher gewusst … mit Mario Kliewer

Was Historiker:innen und historisch Arbeitende ihrem jüngeren Ich raten würden Mario Kliewer hat die Fragen beantwortet Kannst Du in drei Sätzen Dein Projekt vorstellen und sagen, was speziell der …

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Mar 20, 2024

Stefanie Coché

Everyday Knowledge, Science, and Psychiatric Committals during Germany’s Age of Extremes

Hans A. was 72 years old and in good shape when he was admitted to the Eglfing-Haar Mental Institution in March 1944.1 This Bavarian asylum was notorious at the time for its high mortality rate, and H…

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Mar 13, 2024

Editors

Knowledge Notes

Occasional notes on calls, events, publications, and more that caught our attention. Please email us your own items. Calls for Papers: The History of Intellectual Culture (HIC) International Yearbook …

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Mar 01, 2024

Christiane Weber

Hätte ich das mal eher gewusst … mit Holle Meding

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Feb 28, 2024

katharina hering

Editorial Note

The GHI Washington established the blog Href in 2018 in conjunction with the start of the DFG-funded relaunch of German History in Documents and Images under the leadership of the  founding editors K…

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Feb 15, 2024

Hannah-Lea Wasserfuhr

For the Love of Bread and Barches – The Very German-Jewish Challah Knife

That Germans love bread seems to be one stereotype that is largely accurate. Given Germany’s rich baking culture, it is perhaps not surprising that it also has a long tradition of producing challot,…

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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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