Knowledge Notes

Occasional notes on calls, events, publications, and more that caught our attention. Please tweet or email us your own items.


Seminar series: Craft History Workshop: A Works-in-Progress Seminar for Interdisciplinary Histories of Making is seeking proposals for its 2021–22 seminar season. Submission deadline: July 31, 2021.

Workshop: Science and Religion: Doing Science in Conservative Religious Settings since 1945, to be held July 21–22, 2022. Submission deadline: August 15, 2021.

Conference: The 10th Tensions of Europe Conference: Technology, Environment, and Resources. Aarhus University, Denmark, June 29-July 1, 2022. Submission deadline: October 31, 2021.

The conference puts particular emphasis on processes of circulation and appropriation of knowledge, ideas, representations, technologies and resources across space and time in all historical periods and on local, regional and global scales.

Positions and Fellowships

Postdoctoral position in the project Historizicing Intelligence: Tests, Metrics and the Shaping of Contemporary Society, beginning October/November 2021. Application deadline: July 31, 2021.

Research fellowship for the 2021–22 research seminar “Shifting Geographies of Expertise and Policymaking “, India China Instiute (New School). Application deadline: August 10, 2021.


“Histories of Bureaucratic Knowledge,” special issue, edited by Sebastian Felten and Christine von Oertzen, Journal for the History of Knowledge (2020). [open access]

Visiting Vesuvius: Guides, Local Knowledge, Sublime Tourism, and Science, 1760–1890 by John Brewer in “Travelers,” special issue, Journal of Modern History 93, no. 1 (March 2021): 1–33.

Honor, Excrement, Ethnography: Colonial Knowledge between Missionary and Militaire in French Algeria by Joseph W. Peterson in “Travelers,” special issue, Journal of Modern History 93, no. 1 (March 2021): 34–67.

“Blogging Histories of Knowledge in Washington, D. C.” by Mark R. Stoneman and Kerstin von der Krone in “Digital History,” ed. Simone Lässig, special issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47, no. 1 (2021): 163–74.

“Technology Is Global: The Useful & Reliable Knowledge Debate,”, special issue, edited by Dagmar Schäfer and Simona Valeriani, Technology and Culture 62, no. 2 (April 2021).

“Alchemy and the Early Modern University,” edited by Ute Frietsch, special issue, Ambix 68, nos. 2–3 (2021): 119–301. [open access]

Thanks to Janna Mueller and Yella Nicklaus for helping to assemble this list.