The New York Public Library has twenty-two issues of the Green Book digitized. The purpose of this book is explained in this image taken from the 1957 edition. For more historical background on this attempt to make possibly life-saving local knowledge available to African American travelers, see Jacinda Townsend, "How the Green Book Helped African-American … Continue reading Sources: The Green Book
"Lund University invites applications for a Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Knowledge at the Department of History" (Further Details). Application deadline: September 15.
Mark Stoneman has been busy the past couple weeks with a special issue of Geschichte & Gesellschaft on migrant knowledge. The issue, which should appear later this summer, is edited by Simone Lässig and Swen Steinberg, and all but one of the articles is in English. Also contributing are Jan Logemann, Rebekka v. Mallinckrodt, Glenn … Continue reading Editorial News
Following up on Mischa Honeck's interesting post, "Innocent Ignorance: Whitewashing an Empire with the Boy Scouts of America," which includes a link to a 1914 Boy Scout Handbook, we have found a year's worth of Boys' Life from 1915 at the Internet Archive. This official BSA magazine contains stories, Scouting news, advice, photographs, advertisements, and … Continue reading Boys’ Life
Film from 1960 about the role of women in the consumer product development research process at Corning Glass Works. As highly gendered and white as Mad Men, but less glamorous. Runtime: 13:32.
The stimulating blog Black Perspectives has published an online roundtable on Black Women and the Politics of Respectability that includes two posts clearly relevant to the history of knowledge. Instead of exploring the link between education and respectability that is familiar, for example, in European social history, these pieces scrutinize the special role played by … Continue reading Race, Gender, Respectability, and Knowledge
The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6- to 12-month Fellowship in The History of Knowledge. Potential projects could focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas: the dynamics of knowledge transfer, communication and dissemination (or restriction) of knowledge, the preservation, collection, and curation of knowledge, and the … Continue reading Fellowship in the History of Knowledge
Do you do historical research involving knowledge as a socially determined product of human beings and activities? If so, you are involved in the history of knowledge. Whether or not you label yourself and your work in such terms, we would like to hear from you. We invite you to share some thoughts about your … Continue reading Call for Contributions
Via George Khalil (Transregionale Studien) and Harald Rosenbach (Max Weber Stiftung) comes a call for papers for a conference on periodization. Epochal divisions and terminologies such as "antiquity," "baroque," the "classical age," the "renaissance," or "postmodernity," the "long 19th," or "short 20th" centuries are more than mere tools used pragmatically to arrange school curricula or … Continue reading CfP: Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context
The GHI's new focus on History of Knowledge was already much in evidence in 2016. In 2017, knowledge and its diverse histories continue to be a significant focus in our event schedule. We started the year with a session on religious knowledge at the 131st Annual Conference of the AHA, which was followed more recently … Continue reading Related Events @ the GHI