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Visualising a global war: La guerre infernale

La guerre infernale was written by Pierre Giffard and illustrated by Albert Robida.[1] Published in weekly instalments in 1908, La guerre infernale gives the future-war genre a satirical edge, offering a scenario in which a global conflict of massive proportions breaks out in consequence of an argument between the German…

Introducing the members of The Collection Ecologies Research Collective – Part 5

It’s a great pleasure to introduce three more members of the collective today. We will start with Anna Toledano. Anna, could you tell us a little about yourseld and your work? I’m a PhD candidate at Stanford University studying history of science. My dissertation, “Collecting Empire: The Science and Politics…

Shakespeare, History and ‘Cancel Culture’

تجد/ين هنا النسخة العربية لهذا النص. By Sabine Schülting (English Philology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) Sabine Schülting. Photo by Judith Affolter. In an article published in September 2020, Peter-André Alt, Professor of German Literature at Freie Universität Berlin and President of the German University Rectors’ Conference (HRK), complains that contemporary…

Knud Viktor | Les Éphémères | Institute for Danish Sound Archaeology | 1977-2019

Écoute en ligne: https://knudviktor.bandcamp.com/album/les-ph-m-res Les Éphémères, de l’autoproclamé « peintre sonore » Knud Viktor (1924-2013), est publié pour la première fois par l’Institute for Danish Sound Archaeology, 40 ans après sa conception. L’œuvre pionnière de Viktor – ses Images Sonores – est composée d’enregistrements d’animaux et de leur environnement. Une bande sonore…

How to Share Data and Code when Submitting Papers to a Journal: Practical Questions (How to do X in Linguistics 7)

The scientific culture in linguistics has been changing recently, and more and more papers are published with code and data accompanying them. What is still often forgotten, however, is that code and data should also be shared with the reviewers during the first submission of a paper in order to…

Coming Out Collectively: Stern, 1978

Craig Griffiths is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a co-founder and co-convenor of the Seminar Series in the History of Sexuality at the Institute of Historical Research, London. His book, The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation: Male Homosexual Politics in 1970s West Germany, was published with Oxford…

Book Review: Between East and South

Reviewed for Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists by Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen, Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna. First published at Connections. Research on the global history of Cold War Eastern Europe is flourishing.[1] This edited volume stems from two home-bases of the endeavor, Exeter and Leipzig, where…

THE USE OF CERAMICS AS A STRUCTURAL MATERIAL IN RAILWAY HOUSING (PART II: FLOOR SLABS)

Continuing with the use of ceramics in the construction of railway housing, regarding the floor slabs, in the first period analysed, corresponding to the construction of housing by RENFE, the so-called «autarkic» floor slabs prevailed, imposed by the restriction on the use of iron in construction (Decree 11 March 1941…

Making the News in Republican China: A study of publishers in Crow’s Newspaper Directory of China (1931-5)

This is the continuation of our series devoted to Carl Crow’s Newspaper Directory of China. In the last episode we examined the circulation of periodicals. This new instalment focuses on their publishers and addresses the following questions : Who were the publishers of periodicals in the Republic of China? Where…

Who compares? The commodification and decolonization of comparison

By James D. Sidaway and Franz Waldenberger Knowing from comparing German gate – part of the former French fortress in the city of Landau, constructed between 1688 and 1691 under the guidance of Vauban, military engineer of Louis XIV | Picture: F. Waldenberger. The German gate of the fortress in…

¿Arte argentino? A Conversation about (geo)political and aesthetic challenges

Part 2/2: A Conversation with the Art Historian Prof. Dr. Andrea Giunta Lena Geuer (LG): What is the interface between Minujín and Noé? Andrea Giunta (AG): Minujín and Noé share the idea of making ‚Argentine art‘ an avant-garde. Both are imbued with the idea of the avant-garde. In my book,…

Conversation with Susan Kuklin

Miniphlit poursuit sa découverte de ceux qui font la photolittérature contemporaine de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique. Aujourd’hui, nous recevons l’artiste Susan Kuklin. Who are you, Susan Kuklin? By way of introduction, I am a photographer and writer of books for children and young adults. My books address social issues and…

Room of Experiment

The Pranketing Room functioned as a kind of experimental kitchen laboratory for Lady Arundel and her servants. The paintings in the room can be read in relation to these practices and the Countess’s knowledge. The furnishings of Tart Hall indicate her role as a natural philosopher and her knowledge of…

Disassembling Fordism from the Inside: Transnational Radicals in Detroit and Turin in the 1960s

By Nico Pizzolato In the post-war period, during the climax of Fordism, factories became the birthplace of a new political praxis that mixed Marxist social theory with the bustling energy and initiative of novel demographics of workers. Though unschooled in Das Kapital, it was often young migrants who came to…

Willibrord as a Political Actor Between Early Medieval Ireland, Britain and Merovingian Francia (658-739)

1000 Worte Forschung: PhD thesis in Medieval History, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin, ongoing.  English version (Deutschsprachige Version hier) In May 2020, local politicians from Germany and Luxembourg protested against the decision of the German government to close the...

Commoning through blogging: Reflections on our “Reimagining, remembering and recommoning water” series

By Irene Leonardelli, Gustavo Garcia and Emanuele Fantini In two webinars at the IASC 2021 Water Commons Virtual Conference (19-21 May 2021), past and future contributors reflected on the joint UndEnv-FLOWs series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning”. Credits: ISAAC MURDOCH & CHRISTI BELCOURT Omanan Collective Last week,…
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