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


Nov 14, 2020

Disciplines

Reading Tip: ‘The Book That Would Not Die’

Donna Gabaccia reflects on the reception of William Foote Whyte’s famous Street Corner Society at the Migrant Knowledge blog: William Foote Whyte’s study of Italian immigrants in the North End of …

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Nov 13, 2020

Articles

‘The Book That Would Not Die’

W. F. Whyte's 'Street Corner Society' became a popular text for sociology students, but specialists in Italian American studies never warmed to it. Donna Gabaccio explains why with "a hidden history o…

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Nov 11, 2020

Posts

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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Nov 09, 2020

Notices

News from the Network: Refugee Crises, 1945–2000

New book: Jan Jansen and Simone Lässig, eds., Refugee Crises, 1945-2000: Political and Societal Responses in International Comparison, Cambridge University Press 2020. The post News from the Network:…

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Nov 05, 2020

Articles

From Hoyerswerda to Welcome Culture: Asylum and Integration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany

Annette Lützel explains the FRG's very different responses to the large numbers of refugees who came in the early 1990s and in 2015. Citing recent employment and job-training numbers, she sees an ong…

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Oct 30, 2020

Notices

Call: Doing Historical Research on Migration in the Digital Age

Lorella Viola and Machteld Venken at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History seek applications for a large panel on "Doing Historical Research on Migration in the Digital Age." Dead…

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Sep 26, 2020

Various

German Studies and the History of Knowledge

We are publishing the following information in conjunction with the German Studies Association’s 2020 virtual conference, which runs from September 29 to October 4. With instructors and students fac…

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Sep 16, 2020

Scholarly Communication

Social Media as a Distinct Form of Knowledge Production

When I started blogging in 2016, I had not been an active reader of blogs. I liked the idea of reaching out to a broader public by blogging about my research project on the eponymously titled Migratio…

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Jul 22, 2020

Rumors and Gossip

The Value of Rumors in Mikhail Bulgakov’s ‘The White Guard’

Mikhail Bulgakov’s first novel, The White Guard, weaves an affecting story about the power of human connection in times of crisis.1 First serialized in 1925, albeit not to completion, and informed b…

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Jul 01, 2020

Posts

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

Posts

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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May 29, 2020

Posts

Virtual Exhibitions at the German National Library

Julia Wycital is in her final semester in the American Studies BA program at the University of Heidelberg. Her interest in history was sparked early, during her school years, since she enjoyed reading…

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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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