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Tales from the Archives: THEATRICAL COSMETICS: MAKING FACE, MAKING “RACE”

In September 2016, The Recipes Project celebrated its fourth birthday. We now have over 500 posts in our archives and over 120 pages for readers to sift through. That’s a lot of material! (And thank you so much to our contributors for sharing such a wealth of knowledge on recipes.) But with…

Governing the Spanish Empire from a Distance

Is the map the same thing as the territory? Perhaps a trivial question, but O! so important for the Spanish monarchy. In the seventeenth century, imperial knowledge was primarily related to conquest: sea charts, historical, geographical and strategic descriptions, as well as apologies and justifications for conquering. Very rapidly the…

Ending a thesis

Be careful, there are substantial spoilers ahead from one of my favourite novels, Alain Damasio’s La Horde du Contrevent (Horde of the Counterwind / The Windwalkers in English, unfortunately untranslated yet as far as my knowledge goes). You can read the note until the second illustration, and then dodge the…

2nd of June 1967 – a German-Iranian-German Event

by Birgit Schäbler   This article highlights a public event that was organized by Birgit Schäbler, professor of history of the Middle East, on June 1st 2017 in the cinema Arsenal in Berlin. It brought together outspoken 1967 contemporary witnesses such as the writer Bahman Nirumand, politician Hans-Christian Ströbele and…

Commentary on the Panel “Redistribution Through Strategic Litigation”

by Elena Cirkovic The Transregional Academy welcomed two presentations from Dr. Miriam Saage Maaß (Vice Legal Director, ECCHR Berlin) and Dr. Ulf Buermeyer (president of Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte/ Society for Civil rights) on the topic of redistribution through strategic litigation. For the workshop, which has focused primarily on academic endeavors…

Transnational Activism: An Entangled History of the Disability Movement in Tanzania

Disability does not just refer to an individual impairment, but is constructed through social relations and is about how society deals with bodily norms and deviance. As social relations, norms and attitudes are not universal, it logically follows that different societies have different ways of thinking about and dealing with…

Tales from the Archives: Of Dirty Books and Bread

As our loyal readers know, yesterday we celebrated our fifth birthday! We now have over 500 posts in our archives and over 120 pages for readers to sift through. What a wealth of knowledge on recipes from our wonderful contributors. However, with so much material on the site, it’s easy…

Editing the Recipes Project — 5 Years On: Teaching with Recipes

Editorial: This is the eighth of a series of reflection posts from Recipe Project contributors and editors. By Lisa Smith A momentous day: on this day, five years ago exactly, we published our first blog post. Feel free to reminisce here with that post by Elaine Leong. Other blog posts…

Migration of African-American Writers to Paris and Encounter with African and Caribbean Writers (1930-1960), par Aliko SONGOLO

Professor Aliko Songolo (University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the first Fulbright Specialist selected within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed by AMU and the Fulbright French-American Commission in July 2017, which also includes the creation of a Migration Studies Fulbright/IMéRA . From January to end of March 2018, Professor Songolo will…

The territorial labelling of a heritage site in the north-eastern Cape Drakensberg, South Africa

The case of the Linton Cave By Gavin Heath; Bachelor of Arts, Higher Diploma in Education, Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning; Geography Education; Lecturer - School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal Abstract This study shows how the territorial labelling of a specific unofficial heritage site in the north…

Postgraduate Conference of the British Society for the History of Science – Florence 5-7 April 2017

A review by Katalin Pataki (CEFRES-CEU) & Ádám Mézes (CEU) The annual postgraduate conference of the British Society for the History of Science was held between 5-7 April 2017 in Florence at the European University Institute in collaboration with the Centre Alexandre-Koyré (Paris). The event took place in Villa Salviati,…

Land Policies:Questioning discrepancies between discourse and practices in Tanzania

Map of a village in Pwani region Joanny Bélair,  “Land policies: Questioning discrepancies between discourse and practices in Tanzania”, Mambo! volume XIV, (3) 2017 This working paper analyzes practices of consultation associated to two specific recent land policies in Tanzania. It aims at understanding why there are important discrepancies between official…

GHRA fellow Sam de Schutter on “Disability, development and humanitarianism”

Cross-posted from: http://rethinkingdisability.net/disability-development-and-humanitarianism-the-global-humanitarianism-research-academy/ Today “the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war”, the UN under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs recently declared. This statement shows that humanitarianism is very much alive today, but that it apparently also has a history. But why am I…

The reemergence of history in Ukrainian elections – An interview with Alexandr Osipian

    Alexandr Osipian Alexandr Osipian was a Visiting Fellow at the Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe from April to June 2017. In this interview he discusses how he got interested in the question of ‘competitive memories’ in Ukraine, which formed the core of his research activities during…

Slow-Churn Democracy: Ice Cream in 18th and 19th c. America

Kelly K. Sharp As a historian of antebellum foodways of Charleston, South Carolina, it’s a pleasure for me to bring my work home with me — my husband and colleagues have endured historic recipes for cornbread (it was intolerably dry), sweet potato pudding (surprisingly boozy), and spring pea purloo with…