The realization of the DARIAH Data Re-Use Charter, which was not much more than a nice idea last March, has gained momentum over the past weeks. With increased manpower, we hope to have the actual Charter up and running about a year after the idea was first drafted and presented. I am used to working fast, […]
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A few years ago, I was hired by Sonia Rykiel (the house, not the woman herself) to research and write about Sonia’s history and legacy. Fung Brands Limited had just bought the majority equity stake in the company and a new designer had been named. The company wanted somebody knowledgeable about fashion history to look at […]
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printsymbol This article is part of the TRAFO Series „Doing Global International Relations”. by Frank Mattheis Regional institutions are more than the product of merely regional forces. The Picture above shows the African Union Conference Centre, which illustrates Chino-African entanglements (photo: Antonia Witt) Assessing a new global order with old concepts produces a distorted image of the […]
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By Agnieszka Rec How do you make a recipe look effective? How do you convince a reader that your recipe will work before they’ve even tried it? One solution, as discussed by Sietske Fransen for medical recipes, was to include the names of noblemen and women, validating the recipe by showing who it was effective […]
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Miguel de Herrera, Portrait of a lady (wearing a stomacher on the front of the bodice), 1782, oil on canvas, 125 x 101 cm. Mexico, Franz Mayer Museum Collection “Besides, the consumption of all sorts of silk fabrics should be seen in Mexico as the main point of its commerce; clergy men, gentlemen, merchants, bourgeois, artisans, craftsmen and even Africans and mulatto, they all dress in silk for most part of the year. Therefore Spain, together with France, should focus firmly on this trade […]
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By Robin Kello, PhD Student, UCLA (formerly, MA Student and co-founder of EMPS, UNC Charlotte)   “Ahem. These manuscript books are portraits of the past. The past is another country, in which we discover the oddities and continuities of our own cultures and customs.” Eyes glaze over in my “Food and Social Justice” course. A […]
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You thought Spain was a an unlikely place to look for Enlightenement discourse on hermaphrodites? Then think Guatemala. Or, read the posts on Spain first, and then the article on Mexico Enrique brought to my attention,...
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printsymbol This article is part of the TRAFO Series „Doing Global International Relations”. by Anthoni van Nieuwkerk  As a scholar of and from the Global South (Johannesburg, South Africa to be more precise) I attended the 2015 annual convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) in New Orleans, USA. It was a thought-provoking journey. And it made […]
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By Saskia Klerk, with Sietske Fransen In the eleventh chapter of his Steen-Stuck (Treatise on the Stone, 1637), Johan van Beverwijck related a story of an encounter in Dordrecht, the Dutch city where he was town physician. A man had shown him the pieces of stone that he said had been broken by the following […]
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Urkunde Friedrich Barbarossas, NA ACK 1, 18.1.1158 Some examples from the Archives of the Bohemian Crown By Libuše Holakovská The charters and seals of the Archives of the Bohemian Crown (AČK) are given – due to their significance – an extraordinary attention by the archivists and conservators. The department of the physical care of records I work for, ensures the safety of […]
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The Valley of the Aconcagua, c. The Illustrated London News This short post is a summary of the presentation “Mobilising place in several places, on translocal systems of interaction and mobilisation in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon” I got to give at the BRISMES 2016 Conference. I have withdrawn from it vital information and anonymised as much as possible what I was describing, for […]
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Fig. 1. Child stocking with anthropomorphic clock. (KBM 3827 RHP, FO213753),   Fig. 1. Child stocking with anthropomorphic clock. KBM 3827 RHP, FO213753  Fig. 2. Stocking for a child, with the garter sewn on. 1941:146CFig. 3. Heel in garter stitches on a child stocking. KBM 1455 x1Stockings for children are rarely found in museum collections, but they do exist. The Museum of Copenhagen has several different […]
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By Marie Ryantová Abstract to the lecture of Marie Ryantová on 16th February 2016 Re-catholicisation, or catholic “reformation”, is a major phenomenon, not just in terms of Czech history. A more thorough renewal of Catholicism in the Czech lands could be started only after the end of the Thirty-Years War and the Peace of Westphalia, […]
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The Mexican case Martínez 2016 has studied (and Enrique has brought to attention) is a welcome addition to the corpus of primary sources on early modern hermaphrodites, all the more as scholarship traditionally has time and...
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Ethnic diversity can sometimes be found in place where one would not suspect it. Historically, ethnic diversity is very often a product of – sometimes voluntary, sometimes forced – migration. One example that has recently found some attention in the media is the black population living in South Iran. Slavery in the area that is Iran […]
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