Christoph Kalter is a historian of modern Western Europe in the world. He is the author of Postcolonial People: The Return from Africa and the Remaking of Portugal (Cambridge University Press, 2022). A conversation with Jacqueline Wagner.
Judith Sieber im Gespräch mit Andrii Portnov zu seinem neuerschienenen Buch “Dnipro. An Entangled History of a European City”.
By Friederike Pannewick. This essay focuses on a Syrian author who spent most of the 1980s in self-imposed silence: the dramatist Saadallah Wannous (1941-1997). This internationally acclaimed author belonged to a generation of Arab intellectuals and artists whose artistic self-understanding was strongly molded by the Palestine conflict. Deeply concerned about the political consequences of the Israel-Egypt unilateral peace treaty on Palestinians, Wannous stopped writing literature for a whole decade after Egyptian president Sadat’s visit to Israel in fall 1977.
This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the workshop “Russia’s 1990s: Global Perspectives” which will take...
By Isaac Gagne | Comparisons are invidious. I encountered this statement early in my anthropological training when reading classic ethnographies that were written within the framework of evolutionary anthropology.
By Ana Beatriz Ribeiro. Across disciplines, scholars writing on Brazil used to take for granted the state actor’s image as a particularly open-minded “emerging power.”
Earlier this year, the monograph “Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age” by John P.R. Eicher was published by Cambridge University Press, in the Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. We talked with the author about the origins of his book, the role of institutions for diasporic groups and links between his research and today’s world.
On 20-21 January 2021, the conference “Understanding Childhood and Construction of National Identities” will take place at the branch office of the German Historical Institute Warsaw in Vilnius. We talked to the convener Gintarė Malinauskaitė about the upcoming event.
By Megan Maruschke Social scientists tend to talk about globalization as a challenge to nation states; its threat, especially to developing states, is often illustrated in special economic zones, export...
Today, we put the spotlight on the conference “Hidden Economies of Slavery” which will take place on December 10-11 2020 at the German Historical Institute in London. We talked to the conveners Melina Teubner (University of Bern) and Felix Brahm (German Historical Institute London) about the upcoming event.