Interposed between the natural world in all its diversity and the edited form in which we encounter it in literature, imagery and the museum, lie the multiple practices of the naturalists in selecting, recording and preserving the specimens from which our world view is to be reconstituted. The factors that weigh at every stage are… Read More Arthur MacGregor (ed.) (2018): Naturalists in the Field: Collecting, Recording and Preserving the Natural World from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century, Brill: Leiden.
Call for Papers – Main session at the European Association of Urban History (EAUH) Conference in Antwerp, 2–5 September 2020 M-MOV-3 – Religion, Mobility and Co-spatiality in Cities Urban space is characterized by multiple overlapping spaces, created by the imaginations and use of space and complicated by the movement of different people and groups. Religion… Read More Religion, Mobility and Co-spatiality in Cities, Antwerpen, 02.09.2020 – 05.09.2020.
The Professorship of Historical Geography at the University of Bamberg cordially invites you to the Central European Conference of Historical Geographers on Historical Geographies of Peace and International Cooperation. The conference will take place in Bamberg, Germany, on June 12-13, 2020. Crises conflicts and wars left and are leaving their mark in space. The last… Read More Historical Geographies of Peace and International Cooperation, Bamberg, 12.06.2020 – 13.06.2020.
The effects of colonial power dynamics on knowledge creation in the long nineteenth century and beyond are well known and have become the foundation of a postcolonial reading of British scholarship in the context of empire. What has been less well examined are the practical effects of the colonial context on knowledge making. This two-day… Read More Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950, Manchester, 27.02.2020 – 28.02.2020.
During the last years a growing literature has empirically enriched our understanding of socialism(s) and communism(s) in a global perspective, by hinting at the variations and multiplications of these political projects as a result of transregional encounters of actors in the wake of decolonization and the Cold War. More specifically, East-West and East-South axes of… Read More Socialist Mobilities: Networks, Spaces, Practices, 6th European Congress on World and Global History, 25.06.2020 – 28.06.2020
Was haben Moskitonetze in Ghana mit Küstenschutz in Neuseeland oder Rohmilchkäseproduktion in den USA gemeinsam? Was verbindet Plastikmüll in den Meeren mit der Frage, ob Fleisch von Tieren stammt? Dieser Band vermittelt Einblicke in ein neues Forschungsfeld an der Schnittstelle von Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, Geografie und Science & Technology Studies und stellt mit den »NaturenKulturen«… Read More Friederike Gesing, Michi Knecht, Michael Flitner und Katrin Amelang (Hrsg.) (2019): NaturenKulturen. Denkräume und Werkzeuge für neue politische Ökologien. tranacript: Bielefeld.