- Article: “How How ‘Facts’ Shaped Modern Disciplines: The Fluid Concept of Fact and the Common Origins of German Physics and Historiography” by Sjang L. Ten Hagen. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 49, no. 3 (June 2019): 300–337.
- Blog post: “Religion as Knowledge” by Kajsa Brilkman and Anna Nilsson Hammar. History of Knowledge @ Lund. April 24, 2019.
- Project: “Humanities in Motion: Circulation of Knowledge in Postwar Sweden and West Germany.” History of Knowledge @ Lund. May 22, 2019.
- New book series: Knowledge Societies in History edited by Sven Dupré and Wijnand Mijnhardt.
Russia’s support for right-wing politicians around the world has been in the news a lot in recent years. From Ukraine to France and the United States, Vladimir Putin has aligned Russia with political groups that oppose immigration, LGBT rights, and secularism. But this isn’t the first time a Russian leader has been the figurehead of world conservatism.1 After the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Russia was known as the “gendarme of Europe” for its interventions against revolutionary forces all over the continent. Before that, Russia stood alongside Britain in leading the worldwide reaction against the French Revolution. Continue reading “Russian Information Politics and the French Revolution”
Call for Summer School Applications: Challenging the Sites of Knowledge: Medial and Pluri-Medial Configurations and Transformations
- September 3–7, 2019, Graduate School of the Humanities, Universität Bern
- Further Details
- Deadline: April 30, 2019
Grant in Aid Awards for Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) at the University of Minnesota
- Deadline: June 1, 2019
CFP: Extraction, Expropriation, Erasure? Knowledge Production in International Relations. Millenium: Journal of International Studies
- October 19–20, 2019, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
- Deadline: June 30, 2019
- An Uneasy Alliance: Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Enriches Science by George Nicholas at The Conversation
- The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes by Ed Yong at The Atlantic
- The Secret History of Women in Coding by Clive Thompson at The New York Times Magazine
- Migration and Knowledge Transfer by Charlotte Mueller @ChJMueller at the NVVN
The Journal for the History of Knowledge will be launched in 2020 and is now soliciting proposals for its first annual special issue in Fall 2020. The proposal deadline is January 15, 2019.
This official publication of Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for History of Science and Universities, will be “devoted to the history of knowledge in its broadest sense.” That means the history not only of science and scholarship “but also of indigenous, artisanal and other types of knowledge.” In keeping with the journal’s institutional home, it also has a declared interest in “interactions and processes of demarcation between science and other forms of knowledge.” The journal intends to be global and reach from antiquity to the present. Further details →
Washington, DC, Sept. 6-7, 2019
Application deadine: Dec. 15, 2018
When the French pharmaceutical company Roussell Uclaff, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant Hoechst AG, was ready to introduce an abortion pill in 1988, American activists flooded the company’s headquarters near Frankfurt with protest letters. In response, the company’s German CEO mandated to stop the project. But the French state, a Hoechst minority shareholder, took the idea across the border, patented it, and embarked on medical trials for the new product in France. Ten years later, scientists in the United States successfully isolated human embryonic stem cells. The country’s regulatory framework had left them free to let the cells proliferate indefinitely. But researchers adopted concepts implemented in Britain to limit the cells’ growth to 13 days after gestation. Continue reading→