The GHI is sponsoring a panel series at the GSA in October 2017. The exact dates, times, and papers have yet to be announced, but the call for papers explains what it is about.
Panel Series at the 40th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in San Diego, September 29 – October 2, 2016This panel series focused on a field of research that is emerging at the intersection of the history of knowledge and the history of migration. This dynamic field, as series organizer Simone Lässig emphasized … Continue reading
Little more than a year has passed since Simone Lässig added the history of knowledge as a research focus at the GHI. In this short time, the institute has hosted or been otherwise involved in a number of events related to this field. We have gathered them in one list as a kind of year-end … Continue reading A Year of History of Knowledge Events at the GHI
Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America“The German Historical Institute, The Leo Baeck Institute and The New School for Social Research are organizing a workshop on the movement of scholars from perilous and intellectually-oppressive political situations to new environments that have allowed them to continue their work or even thrive … Continue reading
“The GHI in cooperation with the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University is now offering German and North American scholars the opportunity to develop binational research tandems which link up two academics, one from Germany and one from North America, to work on projects on the history of knowledge…” (Further details) … Continue reading Tandem Program in the History of Knowledge and Knowledge Cultures
Knowledge does not simply exist, awaiting discovery and use. Knowledge is produced, adapted, forgotten, rejected, superseded, expanded, reconfigured, and more—always by human beings (at least in this more-or-less pre-AI age), alone or in communities, always in culturally, socially, economically, and institutionally specific contexts. Knowledge is central to most purposeful human practices, whether at work, in … Continue reading Welcome to ‘History of Knowledge’