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 29, 2022

Lauren Stokes

Knowledge about the ‘Migrant Woman’ as an Alibi for State Inaction in the Federal Republic of Germany

West German experts emphasized cultural otherness as an impediment to the employment—and "emancipation"—of Turkish migrant women instead of attending to the women's testimony about the practical i…

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Mar 17, 2022


Two Research Assistant Positions

The University of Konstanz has two 50% research assistant positions in the History of Knowledge / History of Alternative Education. Each position within the ERUA Research Group “Reimagining Higher E…

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Mar 12, 2022

Christina Philips

The ‘Manchurian Archive’ and the Discourse on ‘Lost’ and ‘Returned’ Documents in China

Documents from the Qing dynasty's borderlands are crucial for understanding migrations in these regions, but accessing and contextualizing them is complicated by a unique set of political and archival…

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Mar 07, 2022

Ulrike Bialas

On the Discomfort of Shedding Ill-Fitting Categories

Categorization schemes are never neutral and rarely comprehensive, but the question of how to handle them is thornier than one might think. How can we question categories and their confining walls giv…

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Feb 28, 2022

News from the Network

News about various contributions and awards from the Migrant Knowledge Network. Members are invited to share theirs as well. The post News from the Network first appeared in Migrant Knowledge. …

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Feb 14, 2022

Chiara A. Fralick

Indigenous Value Systems as Vessels for Knowledge: An Example from the Pacific Northwest

“It may safely be said,” wrote naturalist and U.S. Commissioner for Fisheries Spencer Fullerton Baird in 1878, “that wherever the white man plants his foot and the so-called civilization of a co…

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Feb 07, 2022


“Where AI meets historical documents”: Automatically transcribing historical prints with OCR and HTR

By Janna Katharina Müller In my last blog post, I wrote about the source corpus for my master’s thesis – the journal “Monatliche Correspondenz zur Beförderung der Erd- und Himmelskunde” (MC)…

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Feb 04, 2022


Knowledge Notes

CALL: Dialogic Memories of the 1970-90s "Transitions" across the World: Current Practices and Possible Solidarities. This is an online component of the Memory Studies Association conference in Seoul t…

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Jan 31, 2022

Mark R. Stoneman

Blogging Migrant Knowledge – Part I

A lot of interesting material has been published over at Migrant Knowledge since its inception nearly three years ago. If the material could just as easily have found a home here, it was produced for …

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Jan 31, 2022

katharina hering

Jewish Transit to China: “Die Gelbe Post”: A German Newspaper in Shanghai, 1939 – 1940

By Lea Katharina Neikes The German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, in collaboration with external partners, has organized an ongoing conference and workshop series about Jewish refugees in g…

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Jan 13, 2022

Anosh Samuel

A Reflection on the Connection between Facebook and Anti-Refugee Violence in Germany

#Onlinehatecrime #Socialmedia #Migrants #refugees #Germany #attacksonmigrants By Anosh Samuel Editorial note: The author completed a virtual internship at the German Historical Institute in Washingto…

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Nov 22, 2021

katharina hering

Research Access to the German Broadcasting Heritage. A Short Introduction to the Archival Landscape of the German Broadcasters ARD and Deutschlandradio

By Götz Lachwitz Editorial note: Götz Lachwitz has been a research specialist at the German Broadcasting Archive (DRA) at Potsdam-Babelsberg since August 2020. His responsibilities include coordinat…

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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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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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