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 05, 2021

Editors

Knowledge Notes: Upcoming Events

Workshop: What Does South-to-South Mean for Cold War Science and Technology in Asia? – Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin – May 10, 2021, 4:00–6:30 p.m. CET This workshop ex…

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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 28, 2021

Mark R. Stoneman

Knowledge as an Object of Historical Research

Nearly two years ago, Shadi Bartsch tweeted five tenets for understanding knowledge that now appear the on website of the center she directs at the University of Chicago, namely, The Stevanovich Insti…

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Apr 28, 2021

Editors

‘The Political and the Epistemic’ in ‘KNOW’

The Fall 2020 issue of KNOW focuses on a specific theme: "The Political and the Epistemic in the Twentieth Century: Historical Perspectives." Emphasizing the first half of the twentieth century, in pa…

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Apr 21, 2021

Editors

Knowledge Notes

A periodic round-up of events, positions, calls, and more, this time including podcasts Events “Language in the Global History of Knowledge”. Workshop at the Centre for the Historiography of Lingu…

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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 23, 2021

Editorial Team

#MigKnow Notes 12

Two calls and five reading tips related to this blog's central themes: migrants' knowledge, knowledge about migrants, and migrating knowledge. The post #MigKnow Notes 12 first appeared in Migrant Know…

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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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Mar 08, 2021

Ulf Brunnbauer

Where is the Migration Innovation? The Habsburg State vs. Facilitators of Migration

Migration strategies and state regulative measures exist in a dialectical relationship. The author looks at state efforts to control emigration from the Habsburg monarchy and the efforts of migration …

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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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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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