Tagged: history of knowledge

Pluralities, Transfers, Memories: Some Reflections on the Humanities Today

By Daniel Weidner. What can the role of the humanities be facing a world in crisis? However we describe that very crisis, it is clear that a lot of the assumptions that have, so far, founded the self-understanding of the humanities are no longer evident: neither the universalism of the European or western culture, nor the humanist values or even the distinction between culture and nature.

تعدّدات، انتقالات، ذكريات: بعضُ تأملاتٍ في الإنسانيات اليوم

دانييل فايدنر (الأدب المقارن، جامعة هالِه، ألمانيا). ما الذي يمكن أن يكون عليه دور الإنسانيات إذ تواجه عالمًا في أزمة؟ كيفما وَصَفنا تلك الأزمة بالذات، يبقى جليًّا أنَّ كثيرًا من الافتراضات التي قام عليها، إلى الآن، فَهْمُ الإنسانيات لذاتها لم تعد واضحة: لا كونيّة الثقافة الأوروبية أو الغربية، ولا القيم الإنسانويّة أو حتى التمييز بين الثقافة والطبيعة.

Writing(s) on Time in Modernity

By Clara Frysztacka. “Zeit-Schriften der Moderne” is a study of the construction of historical time in “classical” modernity at the end of the long 19th century. The pioneering work of Reinhard Koselleck on historical semantics as well as postcolonial historiography invite us to think about modernity …

Women and the Transregional Circulation of Knowledge, from 1800 to 1950 – Interview with Heike Liebau, Tika Ramadhini and Thiago Pinto Barbosa

This article is part of the TRAFO series Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’. Today, we put the spotlight on the Explorative Workshop “Women and the Transregional Circulation of Knowledge,...

Celebrating One Year GHI West in Berkeley

The GHI Washington’s Pacific Regional Office has quickly established itself as trans-regional hub for historical research and cooperation   Background and Structure Due to its pivotal role in global academia...

“Islam” as an Epistemic Field: Imperial Entanglements and Orientalism in the German-Speaking World since 1870

This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the conference “”Islam” as an Epistemic Field: Imperial Entanglements and Orientalism in the German-Speaking World since 1870″ which will take place on October 11-12 2018 in Berlin. The conference is a collaboration of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin (Research Cluster „Trajectories of Lives and Knowledge”) and the Freie Universität Berlin.

Empires of Knowledge

This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the workshop “Empires of Knowledge” that took place on...

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