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 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
Historiographical notes blogged by a PhD student in New Zealand, S.D. Carpenter: A number of scholars of British India have sought to understand the ways in which British power was exercised through constructing knowledge about Indian societies, including their histories and literatures, languages and geographies. At one end of the spectrum, intellectual followers of Edward Said … Continue reading Notes on Colonial-Imperial Knowledge Formation
This vocational film is interesting in a few different ways, including for its normative gender roles. Source and further details: Prelinger Archives, Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/Libraria1947
Have you looked at the Showcase page of this blog? If not, a quick visit might yield some interesting reading, including freely available articles from the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute (Washington, DC): Pamela H. Smith, "Why Write a Book? From Lived Experience to the Written Word in Early Modern Europe" (Fall 2010) Ricky … Continue reading Showcase Page
Here are the ten photographs from which the current selection of randomized header images on this blog were drawn. All of these images are housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. What do these photographs have to do with the history of knowledge? What stories do they tell? What questions do they raise?