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A Roti by Any Other Name Would Taste Like Home: Food Culture in the Punjabi-Mexican Communities of the Early 20th Century United States

By Haritha Govind The South Asian diaspora has made its way throughout many parts of the world –bringing along cuisines, opening restaurants, and familiarizing the world with dishes like naan and lassi. These are immigrant stories that have a strong continuity even today. But what about Indian immigrant stories that…

Priests’ libraries – Part 2: making our data operable

by Jaap Geraerts and Teresa Wendel In a previous blog post that appeared almost three years ago (tempus fugit!), I introduced a small (pilot) project on priests’ libraries from the early modern Dutch Republic. Since then, a lot has happened – in general, but also in relation to this project.…

Internalizing Borders: Placing Migration History in an Interdisciplinary Context

Since October 2023, I have been a member of the interdisciplinary research group Internalizing Borders: The Social and Normative Consequences of the European Border Regime. During the academic year 2023/24, the research group explores “the normative and social consequences of the fortification and closing of borders for the states and…

Małgorzata Kaźmierczak: On Art Criticism in Dark Times

In February this year, Polish-born art critic Małgorzata Kaźmierczak was appointed the new president of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Małgorzata Kaźmierczak is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Art of the Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland and a Head of the Board of the Art Studies…

The No-State Solution

By Mohammed A. Bamyeh On January 28, 2024, a large event was hosted by a number of local institutions in Victoria, Canada, to discuss a “no-state solution” to the area between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea.[1] The idea of no-state was understood to foreground the virtues of free…

“No One is Ever Ready for Something Like This.” – On the Dialectic of the Holocaust in First-Person Shooters as Exemplified by Wolfenstein: The New Order

by Eugen Pfister and Felix Zimmermann The following article originally appeared in International Public History [Pfister, Eugen and Zimmermann, Felix. ““No One is Ever Ready for Something Like This.” – On the Dialectic of the Holocaust in First-Person Shooters as Exemplified by Wolfenstein: The New Order” International Public History, vol. 4, no.…

Dynastic Continuity in an Age of Crisis? The Habsburg in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1792–1815)

von William D. Godsey, Stefano Poggi, Joost Welten Questions of dynasty and dynastic thinking were central to one of the most shattering international developments of the decades around 1800: the spectacular rise and consolidation of French hegemony across large areas of western and central Europe. The assumption by Napoleon Bonaparte…

Modelling historical spatial data

Wieslawa Duży (Polish Academy of Sciences) on her research project and developing historical geoinformation

Border Thinking – Decolonizing the Humanities and Social Sciences – Part I 

Anna Pfaffenstaller and Jacques Zannou[1] Our articles focus in two parts on border thinking to decolonize the humanities and social sciences. As border thinking is complex, the two articles are intended to give fundamental and reflective approaches to encourage further exploration of border thinking. To think and practice decoloniality, which…

Reconfiguration of Cultural Spaces in Tunisia: Public and Private Intervention, International funds, Grassroots Practices – 5in10 with Alessia Carnevale

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research Alessia Carnevale holds a PhD in Civilizations of Asia and Africa from Sapienza University of Rome. Her doctoral thesis deals with Tunisian counter-culture and the ‘committed song’ of the 1970s-1980s. She previously graduated in Comparative Literatures and Cultures from the University of Naples l’Orientale.…

The Futures Past of the Postcolonial Present

Koselleck 100 David Scott - Neither the past nor the present appeared to me exactly as it appeared to my interlocutors. While we inhabited the same present, and thus were, so to speak, co-temporaries, we were effectively not contemporaries. My interlocutors were starting from different “problem-spaces,” and therefore the questions…

Subjective and Objective Urbanity?

— Mariia Orobinska The following approaches the concept of urbanity from the angle of paradigmatic analysis in linguistics. It establishes the relationship between subjective and objective aspects of urbanity, which is viewed as a unique feature of a given place and characterized through “charm”, “atmosphere”, and “aesthetics”. A comparative analysis…

Anna Komnene’s Handwriting

Resumen: esta entrada, publicada con motivo del Día internacional de las mujeres en 2024, presenta de manera resumida las conclusiones de una publicación científica en la que se ofrece la identificación de la escritura de Ana Comnena en el manuscrito escurialense Ω-II-13. Puedes leer también la noticia en Marginalia, el…

The “Computer” exhibition of Lausanne. Part 4: On the margins of “Computer”: cultural production

by Pierre-Yves Hurel Context : This paper is part of a dossier about “Computer” exhibition. In the first part (link), I detailed my methodological choices, presented the corpus of newpsaper sources and a chronology of the “Computer” exhibition. In the second part (link), I have shown to what extent show…

The Rule of Law Restoration in Poland – Legal and Political Challenges

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research This is a repost with kind permission of the authors and Review of Democracy, in which the conversation was published originally. In this conversation with RevDem editor and a re:constitution fellow Kasia Krzyżanowska, Krzysztof Izdebski (Batory Foundation) and Bartosz Pilitowski (Court Watch Poland) discuss…

The Rule of Law Restoration in Poland – Legal and Political Challenges

This is a repost with kind permission of the authors and Review of Democracy, in which the conversation was published originally. In this conversation with RevDem editor and a re:constitution fellow Kasia Krzyżanowska, Krzysztof Izdebski (Batory Foundation) and Bartosz Pilitowski (Court Watch Poland) discuss all the current challenges the Polish…
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