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After an Epigraphic Expedition in Turkey and Greece…

Article written by Hasan Sercan Saglam Acting as a postdoctoral researcher for the ERC GRAPH-EAST project and its scientific team, I carried out a long field mission during summer 2022 in Turkey and some adjacent island of Greece. After a quite long, exhaustive series of travel arrangements as well as…

Disease Maps and Policy: The Case of the ‘Manchurian Plague’

In the autumn of 1910, the first reports appeared in the local press in Manchuria, a region in the Northeast of China, that there had been cases of a deadly pneumonic plague in the city of Harbin. The fight against this disease, which would become known as the “Manchurian plague,”…

Are We All Time-Travelling Detectives? Why Metaphors Matter in Talking About the Work Historians Do (Part 2)

Charlotte Lerg - I will argue that metaphors come with added meaning and related implications, it matters how we describe the work of historians. It matters methodologically and theoretically, it matters politically and it matters for the public perception of the discipline. These four dimensions cannot always be separated.

Figuring a Women’s Revolution: Bodies Interacting with Their Images

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research By L[1] Translation by Alireza Doostdar[2] For Zhina, for Niloofar, for Elaheh, for Mahsa, for Elmira, and for those whose names I have yet to call.  Is the uprising in Iran a feminist revolution? This essay is an attempt to understand an intuition born…

Where I went wrong (I): “Iconicity” in basic-derived relations in morphology

In this post and in a few that are planned for the future, I will highlight some things that (I now think) were wrong in my earlier scientific writings. Science is supposed to be self-correcting, and these posts will demonstrate that this can happen also within a scholar’s career (not…

Alfons V. and his predators – Control through Goodwill

Laurin Herberich, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Zusammenfassung: Alfons V. el Magnànim war nicht unbedingt für seine kulante Haltung bekannt, wenn es um Politik ging. Nachdem er die Genuesen, Mamluken, Venezianer und die meisten anderen Seemächte des östlichen Mittelmeeres nach seinem Herrschaftsantritt im Jahre 1416 antagonisiert hatte, hatte er sich sicherlich einen gewissen…

What is “phonological fusion”? A plea for clear concepts such as boundness or welding

Many linguists have the intuition that affixes are “attached” to their bases, and we often informally use metaphorical terms such as “fused”, “cohering” and “tightly linked”. There is nothing to be said against metaphors in technical terminology, but do these expressions have a precise meaning? Since my 2011 paper in…

[Review] 张昌平《吉金类系:海外及港台地区收藏的中国青铜器研究》(Zhang Changping: Auspicious Metals’ Categories and System: A Study of Chinese Bronze Vessels Collected Overseas and in the Hong-Kong and Taiwan Region)

Zhang Changping 张昌平, Ji jin xi lei: Haiwai ji Gang Tai diqu shoucang de Zhongguo qingtong qi yanjiu 《吉金类系:海外及港台地区收藏的中国青铜器研究》(Zhang Changping, Auspicious Metals’ Categories and System: A Study of Chinese Bronze Vessels Collected Overseas and in the Hong-Kong and Taiwan Region). Beijing: Kexue Chubanshe 科学出版社, 2020. ISBN: 978-7-030-67212-4 , 305 pages,…

Non-Structuralist Linguistics (guest post by Randy LaPolla)

Guest post by Randy J. LaPolla (罗仁地), Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai [The title of this post evokes and is meant as a tribute to Mickey Noonan’s 1999 paper, “Non-Structuralist syntax”. Although Noonan is arguing for a constructionist and integrative approach, he uses the term “syntax”, which doesn’t exist separately…

After 40 years in the field, looking back

In early October 1982, exactly forty years ago, I formally entered the field of academic linguistics, by enrolling at the University of Vienna in the programmes of Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics. A lot of things have happened in linguistics (and in my career) since, so in this blogpost, my…

Translations and Open Science Project

From September 2022 to September 2023 OPERAS coordinates a series of studies commissioned by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research in order to explore the possible uses of translation technologies to foster multilingualism in scholarly communication. OPERAS is glad to run these studies, which is in continuity with…

European Digital Treasures – WHAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED? – A SUMMARY

by Tatjana Hölzl After 4 years (2018-2022) the European Digital Treasures (EDT) project, co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe programme, slowly comes to an end in December 2022! What is the EDT project about? The project “European Digital Treasures: Management of centennial archives in the 21st century” aims at bringing…

Families of Luxembourgish Wehrmacht recruits during the Nazi occupation and the impact of local authorities and National Socialist organisations on their everyday lives

Author: Sarah Maya Vercruysse Am 16. und 17. Mai 2022 fand das zweite Doktorandenforum, organisiert vom Doktorandenkolleg des Hannah-Arendt-Instituts (HAIT), statt. Unter dem Titel “Individuum und Organisation in autoritären und demokratischen Gesellschaftsordnungen” kamen zahlreiche Nachwuchswissenschaftler/-innen in der Gedenkstätte Bautzener Straße in Dresden zusammen. Dabei standen vor allem Fragen nach den…
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