Auteur : Max Weber Stiftung

Viewing Europe, or Where and What is the “Outside”?

Monica Juneja The principle demarcating Europe into an ”inside” and an ”outside” has a long and shifting history. It contains echoes of an East-West division that is many centuries old and has since then appeared in different guises – as Orient and Occident, Europe and Asia, or alternatively framed in social science terminology as centres and peripheries. Each of these divides rests on an uneasy binarism that replays a sense of European exceptionalism. Such categories or ’metageographies’1 are more of world-making practices. They constitute …

Statistics For Historians

We are pleased to offer scholars and students of history access to two free online modules providing instruction in digital humanities methods and techniques. This second course introduces historians to statistical methods and quantitative analysis tools that can be used alone or in conjunction with text mining, detailed in the first course.

Episode 10: Herausforderungen und Höhepunkte von “Wissen entgrenzen” – Resümee

In insgesamt neun Episoden haben wir Forscherinnen und Forscher des Projekts „Wissen entgrenzen“ in verschiedenste Länder und Weltregionen akustisch begleitet und ihnen bei ihren verschiedenen Teilprojekten über die Schulter geblickt. Die Themen reichten dabei von der wissenschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit mit dem Iran bis zu Archivpraktiken im chinesisch-russischen Grenzgebiet.

Text Mining For Historians

We are pleased to offer scholars and students of history access to two free online modules providing instruction in digital humanities methods and techniques. This first course introduces historians to the methods of text mining.

Episode 8: Kunst als Bindeglied zwischen Polen und den arabischen Ländern im Kalten Krieg

Die nächste Station unserer akustischen Forschungsreise ist das Deutsche Historische Institut in Warschau. Dort erforschen Dorota Woroniecka-Krzyżanowska und Mustafa Switat die Beziehungen zwischen der Volksrepublik Polen und arabischen Ländern vor dem Hintergrund der Ideoscape in den Bereichen Kunst und Architektur während des Kalten Krieges.

Conference Report: Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability in the Pacific Region: Knowledge, Policies, and Transfers (1970s–Present)

This interdisciplinary conference explored the current and historical attitudes towards climate change and environmental degradation among policymakers and other stakeholders in various countries around the Pacific Rim, as well as the interactions between their current and past climate, energy, and environmental policies.

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