The History of Knowledge will be featured in several panels at the 136th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Philadelphia from January 5-8, 2023. If you’ll be attending, please check out some of the sessions below. One of this blog’s editors, Mario Peters, is also presenting, so feel free to find him at his talk Friday afternoon,“The Intercontinental Railway and the Contentious Production of Knowledge,” to talk about submitting a contribution for the blog! (See Session 128 below.) For more information on the specific papers, please follow the link to the AHA Annual Meeting Program.
If you are going to the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia from January 5-8, 2023, please look for Section 128, “Infrastructure, Knowledge, and US Imperialism in the Americas, c. 1890-1970,” Friday, January 6th, 3:30-5, in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. It will feature a presentation by GHI Research Fellow and History of Knowledge Blog editor Mario Peters, “The Intercontinental Railway and the Contentious Production of Knowledge,” as well as one by GHI Research Fellow and Migrant Knowledge Blog editor Andreas Greiner, “Grounding Aviation Knowledge: Pan-American Airways’ Airfields as Sites of Knowledge Production and Transfer.” This blog will offer an overview of other history-of-knowledge themed panels at this event at the start of January.
CALLS (for abstracts, papers, presentations, etc.):
Check out "A Motherland of Books: An Essay by Maria Bloshteyn" at Punctured Lines, a blog devoted to "post-Soviet literature in and outside the former Soviet Union."
Written just before the war in Ukraine began, this essay elegizes the home libraries lovingly gathered and treasured by their owners in the Soviet era, these very libraries, with these very editions, that are being bombed today in Ukraine, along with their owners.
The Fifth Annual GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History, titled “Datafication in the Historical Humanities: Reconsidering Traditional Understandings of Sources and Data,” will take place in an accessible hybrid format next week from June 2 to June 4. You can register to attend two keynotes as well as other sessions on the conference website this week.
Mark Stoneman, one of our cofounders, is leaving the History of Knowledge editorial team. We would like to thank him for his years of engagement, and especially for all his hard work in helping us to conceive and launch the blog. Patricia “Casey” Sutcliffe, a longtime editor at the GHI Washington, will manage the blog going forward.
Learn more about his work on the blog in “Blogging Histories of Knowledge in Washington, D.C.” by Mark Stoneman and Kerstin von der Krone in “Digital History,” ed. Simone Lässig, special issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47, no. 1 (2021): 163–74.
You can read Mark’s many posts on this blog in our archives.
The University of Konstanz has two 50% research assistant positions in the History of Knowledge / History of Alternative Education. Each position within the ERUA Research Group “Reimagining Higher Education and Research” runs until end of 2023 with a possible extension for an additional year, subject to availability of funds. Application deadline: March 31, 2022. 🔗 DETAILS
CALL: Dialogic Memories of the 1970-90s "Transitions" across the World: Current Practices and Possible Solidarities. This is an online component of the Memory Studies Association conference in Seoul this summer. organized by the working group on post-socialist and comparative memory studies within the framework of the research project Reconstituting Publics through Remembering Transitions. Event: July 11–11, 2022. Deadline: February 15, 2022, with notification by March 1.
Elaine Leong is speaking tomorrow on “Vernacular Medicine and ‘Agents of Knowledge’ in Late Seventeenth-Century London” as part of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University. The event is online, November 24, 2021, 3:30–5:00 pm CET. 🔗 Details
The Volkskundemuseum Wien is holding a conference to think about its photograph collection. “Reimagining One’s Own: Ethnographic Photography in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Europe,” December 1-3, 2021. Hybrid format: Volkskundemusem Vienna and on Zoom. 🔗 Details
Knowledge is not explicitly referenced in the following four calls, but their cultural and practice-oriented framings certainly lend themselves to proposals informed by the history of knowledge.
- The History of Women, Religion, and Emotions, June 24–26, 2022, in-person, Indiana University Europe Gateway in Berlin, Germany. Proposal deadline: October 15, 2021.
- Die jüdische Familie in der Frühen Neuzeit, February 4–6, 2022, Stuttgart, Germany. Proposal deadline: October 25, 2021.
- HeimatPraktiken: Aneignungsformen und alltägliche Konstruktionen von Heimat in historischer Perspektive, workshop, May 19–20, 2022. Proposal deadline: October 31, 2021.
- Licht (d)es Mittelalter(s), in-person conference, September 2–3, 2022, Hochschule für Musik und Theater and Historisches Institut Rostock. Proposal deadline: October 31, 2021.
The following call, in German, is about memory and narrative, which means it’s also about public history and, implicitly, public knowledge of Germany’s Nazi past: Conference: Gedenkstättengeschichte(n). KZ-Gedenkstätten in postnationalsozialistischen Gesellschaften von 1945 bis heute – Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven, February 16–18, 2022, Hamburg. Deadline: September 30, 2021.