Solidarity with Iranian Women
By the Società Italiana delle Storiche (Italian Society of Women Historians) The Società Italiana delle Storiche (Italian Society of Women Historians) is following the recent events in Iran with admiration and concern in equal measure: admiration for the courage of women of all [...]
Project-making and discourse imperialism instead of cooperation and innovation? Some re-flections on my experiences in the European research area
German By Peter-Paul Bänziger (University of Basel) In a 2017 interview, Tuğrul Erbaydar, a physician and founding member of AİDS Savaşım Derneği (Association for the Fight against AIDS), explored the history of AIDS and HIV in 1990s Turkey. Among other things, [...]
Knowledge and Power: The Languages of Academia
Italian By Christian De Vito (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies) This text was originally written 2019 in Italian, and published under the title Sapere e potere: le lingue dell’accademia in the journal Zapruder, no. 52 (2020): 193–200. It is [...]
Empowerment of new actors and homogenisation of perspectives? The ambivalent effects of European research funding on academic work in the field of rural and agrarian history. A call for a debate.
German By Peter Moser (Archives of Rural History, Bern) Somewhat parallel to the rise of economic and social history, a marginalisation of agricultural historical research and the securing and indexing of sources relating to rural society from the 19th and 20th [...]
Why publishing in English can be the best choice: Experiences of a gender history scholar from Central and Eastern Europe
Polish By Natalia Jarska (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Science, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno) As I am writing this blog entry, I recall the recent statements by the Polish Minister of Education and Science about publishing [...]
Blog Series #2: Narrowing the horizon. The ambivalent effects of European research funding on academic work.
German Spanish French Polish Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Edited by Peter-Paul Bänziger, Universität Basel The European research funding, as it is provided not least with the COST Actions, undoubtedly has its positive sides. Not least, it supports cooperation beyond linguistic [...]