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


Dec 08, 2022

Charlie Knight

‘I beg you again from my heart to help me find my sister’: RELICO and the Need for Knowledge

Examines letters written to RELICO during the war by individuals seeking to share knowledge with loved ones or to receive information about them. Contextualizing the letters allows us to better apprec…

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Nov 29, 2022

Hannah Laubrock

Rübelmann’s Letters: Knowledge Transfer through Emigrant Correspondence

Analyzes the content of a collection of letters from a Baden emigrant to America to determine the knowledge he shared back home. The post Rübelmann’s Letters: Knowledge Transfer through Emigrant Co…

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Nov 18, 2022

Martin Bemmann

The Latest News from the Other Side: ‘America’ in the Freiburger Zeitung of 1876

Analyzes the news items pertaining to America from all issues of the Freiburger Zeitung of 1876 in the context of the press of that era. The post The Latest News from the Other Side: ‘America’ i…

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Nov 11, 2022

Luca Leitz-Schwoerer

Through the Information Jungle Towards the ‘Land of Freedom’: Images of ‘America’ in German Magazines in the 1870s and 1880s

Analyzes the knowledge of America presented in the popular late 19th-c. German magazines Die Gartenlaube and Deutscher Hausschatz. The post Through the Information Jungle Towards the ‘Land of Freedo…

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Nov 05, 2022

Martina Schaefer

African American Lucumí Devotees’ Adoption and Adaptation of African Diasporic Religious Knowledge in the U.S.

This short piece traces how the Black Power era affected the unfolding of the transmission of African diasporic religious knowledge and how it contributed to the evolution of specifically African Amer…

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Oct 27, 2022

katharina hering

Online access to historical German TV programs: Reflections on the research potential of unique audiovisual sources

By Christoph Eisele Editorial note: Christoph Eisele is in the final phase of completing his master’s degree in history (focusing on modern history) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, w…

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Oct 26, 2022

katharina hering

Online-Zugang zu historischen TV-Beiträgen: Reflektionen zum Forschungspotential

Von Christoph Eisele Editorische Notiz: Christoph Eisele steht kurz vor dem Abschluss seines Masterstudiums in Geschichte (Schwerpunkt Moderne Geschichte) an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Münch…

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Oct 17, 2022

Alexander Collin

Bounded Rationality and the History of Knowledge

A Frontier in the History of Knowledge In September 2021, Peter Burke gave a talk at Lund University in which he spoke about the challenges that historians of knowledge face as we attempt to understan…

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Sep 29, 2022

katharina hering

Historical Newspapers. The Zeit.Punkt NRW-Portal

By Linda Rath Editorial note: Linda Rath graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in 2022. Her interests include the history of medicine and epide…

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Sep 12, 2022

katharina hering

Visiting PACSCL – Part 1: Facing Digital Transformations Together

By Tim Feind Editorial note: Tim Feind completed his bachelor studies in Leipzig and is in the final phase of his master’s degree studies in History at the University of Vienna in Austria. His main…

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Sep 09, 2022

Lukas Alex

Human Genetics with(out) Eugenic Knowledge? Towards a History of Knowledge about Human Heredity in West Germany

Since 1945, no German book on eugenics has been published. However, during two decades of reconstruction of the science of human genetics, which is fundamental to eugenics, the problems of eugenics re…

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Aug 26, 2022

Tanja Hammel

Glimpses into a History of Knowledge on the Antimalarial Lariam® in Zambia

You may have heard of the antimalarial agent mefloquine during the Covid-19 pandemic, as scientists suggested repurposing the drug to combat the novel coronavirus. Most drugs are developed for the bod…

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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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