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Between Progress and Sublime Reverie: Revisiting 19th-Century America through Digital Art Exhibitions

By Chiara Fralick Chiara A. Fralick is a graduate student of North American Studies at the University of Cologne. She has focused on art and literatures of the 19th century as well as Indigenous oral histories. Currently she is researching interactions of poetry and land ethics in the environmental humanities.…

Apple Fritters – Modus

After the experimentations of the Symposium CoReMA, we are happy to share with you today the Recipe of CoReMA… with some English subtitles ! It’s the last season of the Recipe of CoReMA where Bruno Laurioux, Fabian Mullers and I will share with you evocations of different recipes from culinary…

Playing live again while facing (un)safe conditions

Lydia Warren, PhD, musician and scholar based in Memphis, Tennessee. She received a PhD in music from the University of Virginia in 2021, a BA in music from Smith College and a Five College Consortium Certificate in Ethnomusicology in 2014, and an AS in music from Middlesex Community College in…

On Legacies: Imperial, Personal, Subjective

By Roxana Coman Rossita Graveda’s lecture “The Ottoman Legacy of Bulgaria”, 19 September 2021. Photo: private. Between 14 and 21 September 2021, I was fortunate to attend the Forum Transregionale Studien’s Transregional Academy, “Shadows of Empires: Imperial Legacies and Mythologies in East Central Europe”, held in Sofia, Bulgaria. I could…

Tales from the Archives: Around the Table: Publisher Chat

In my first post as an editor for the Recipes Project, I talked to Allen Grieco about his roles as editor of Food & History (published by Brepols) and series editor of a new book series on Food Culture, Food History before 1900  published by Amsterdam University Press. Both publications…

Do sovereign wealth funds dampen the effect of oil market volatilities on GDP growth?

By Dr. Salem Boubakri and Dr. Ahlem Trabelsi Net oil-exporting countries face several challenges in managing and diversifying their wealth to ensure sustained economic growth in a setting of oil price volatility. The drop in oil prices in mid-2014 revived the debate on the macroeconomic effects of oil price volatility in...

Urban and Rural Plague Prevention: Johann Georg Schiebel’s “Plague Pharmacy” (1680)

— Martin Christ It is not always easy to find “urbanity” in early modern sources. Many times, historians have to reconstruct what an author considered to be features of urbanity, by reading carefully and between the lines. This is especially the case because words, such as “urbanity” or “rurality” do…

History of a project

This blog is meant to document the story and development of a project. I will begin by recalling the few steps that changed the directions and methodology of my research. In 2017, my understanding of the Shijing 詩經 [Classic of Poetry] was deeply transformed by the discovery of the Mao…

Collecting biographies for Project WARLUX – The story of a young woman’s war struggles

  As part of the project “WARLUX – Soldiers and their Communities in WWII: The Impact and Legacy of War Experiences in Luxembourg”, a team at C2DH and students research the personal side of the history of Luxembourgers, born between 1920 and 1927, who were enrolled into German services during…

Entertainment, Politics, and Power: Georgia’s Creative Industries in Light of the New Voting Law

By Aylin Güngör In March 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill (SB) 202 that reformed the state’s voting laws. Put forward by Republican senators in the aftermath of Georgia’s Democratic swing and former president Trump’s allegations of voter fraud in 2020, the bill was born with the stated…

Entanglements of the Maghreb: Cultural and Political Aspects of a Region in Motion

The French version of this text can be found here. By Imen Louati and Julius Dihstelhoff Julius Dihstelhoff, Charlotte Pardey, Rachid Ouaissa, and Friederike Pannewick (eds.), Entanglements of the Maghreb: Cultural and Political Aspects of a Region in Motion, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2021. This anthology aims to generate a new…

Jens Aurich: The labour movement through the eyes of the press: Collecting data on strike events from German historical newspapers (1880-1890) (MA-Arbeit)

In 1975, the three historians Charles, Louise and Richard Tilly published The Rebellious Century 1830-1930, containing time-series data on strikes and violent uprisings in the German states. The data is based on a manual review of articles from two major German newspapers of the time and was stored on punch…

Adventurous Epigrammetrists – part II

This is the second part of our “why you didn’t hear from us much this past summer” series and you’ve got a lot to catch up! I have been quite busy this summer too. You have already gotten a glimpse into how I digested my post PhD submission fatigue (and…

Futuristic fictions and power relations through the globe

La guerre infernale’s case study, explored in this series on future wars which comes to an end with this post, can today foster a better understanding of how the representation of the future begun to work as a pliable setting for speculative narratives, and how related genres emerged and found…

Recension: William R. Keylor, Charles de Gaulle, A Thorn in the Side of Six American Presidents, Lanham & Londres, Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.

« Entre nous et les Américains, c’est la lutte », confiait le général de Gaulle à Alain Peyrefitte le 9 décembre 1964. C’est précisément cette « lutte » que l’historien américain William R. Keylor analyse, avec finesse et brio, dans son dernier ouvrage Charles de Gaulle, A Thorn...

A list of color, emotion, and human body part concepts

Color, emotion, and human body parts are often considered universal semantic domains. However, cross-linguistic comparison of the connections within each of the domains reveals interesting differences across languages (e.g., Jackson et al. 2019). Researchers in lexical typology systematically collect the names for colors, emotions, and human body parts across various…
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