Verschlagwortet: History of Science

The Suppression and Misuses of Academic Freedom During the Nazi Regime

By Mitchell G. Ash. The freedom of science (Wissenschaftsfreiheit), or academic freedom, as it is called in English, has been addressed historically from multiple perspectives. In these remarks, I will focus on science and scholarship in one particularly infamous dictatorial regime.

The Historical Junkyards of Cairo

By Shehab Ismail. The city of Cairo was surrounded by human-made mounds composed of rubbish and debris that had been piling up on the same spots for centuries. This blog post narrates how the author encountered the rubbish mounds during his research on the history of sanitation in Cairo. It explores two materials that were commonly found in the city’s dumpsters: archeological finds and organic fertilizers.

“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.

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