Re: Germany’s contentious China debate

In his measured post, Heiner Roetz wrote "However, the 'researchers' think they can outsmart the Chinese side through 'tactical compromises' and 'mimicry'. It is probably in the nature of things if it is not specified what such 'compromises' look like."
I repeatedly responded to such criticism that we do, of course, discuss the conditions of our fieldwork in China, including necessary compromises, in our published work. Here is my essay, just published in the 'Made in China Journal', which does just that, for anyone who is interested in a proper debate:

Author: 
Andrew G. Bonnell
Reviewer: 
Michiel Rys

Rys on Bonnell, 'Red Banners, Books and Beer Mugs: The Mental World of German Social Democrats, 1863–1914 (Historical Materialism)'

Andrew G. Bonnell. Red Banners, Books and Beer Mugs: The Mental World of German Social Democrats, 1863–1914 (Historical Materialism). Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2021. 233 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-64259-600-7

Call for Applications: Up to 10 Prisma Ukraïna Postdoc Fellowships 2022/23

Up to 10 resident and non-resident Prisma Ukraïna Postdoc Fellowships for 2022/2023:

  • one Postdoctoral Resident Fellowship of up to 16 months in Berlin
  • four Postdoctoral Three-Month Resident Bridge-Fellowships in Berlin (within the period of 1 July–31 December 2022)
  • up to five Postdoctoral Non-Resident Fellowships from 3 to 12 months, starting 1 October 2022

Location: Berlin, Germany (for resident fellowships) / Ukraine or neighbouring countries (for non-resident fellowships)

Author: 
Corinna Schlombs
Reviewer: 
Mario Bianchini

Bianchini on Schlombs, 'Productivity Machines: German Appropriations of American Technologies from Mass Production to Computer Automation'

Corinna Schlombs. Productivity Machines: German Appropriations of American Technologies from Mass Production to Computer Automation. History of Computing Series. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019. Illustrations. 368 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-262-53739-1.

Reviewed by Mario Bianchini (Georgia Institute of Technology) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2022) Commissioned by Penelope K. Hardy (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

Author: 
Corinna Treitel
Reviewer: 
Frank Uekoetter

Uekoetter on Treitel, 'Eating Nature in Modern Germany: Food, Agriculture and Environment, c.1870 to 2000'

Corinna Treitel. Eating Nature in Modern Germany: Food, Agriculture and Environment, c.1870 to 2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 404 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18802-0; $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-63839-2.

Reviewed by Frank Uekoetter (University of Birmingham) Published on H-German (May, 2022) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Author: 
Hope M. Harrison
Reviewer: 
Julia Sonnevend

Sonnevend on Harrison, 'After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present'

Hope M. Harrison. After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Illustrations. 2019. 478 pp. $34.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04931-4

Conference: "Performances & Practices Collaborative Formats in Academia and Art," Tagung „Performanzen & Praktiken. Kollaborative Formate in Wissenschaft und Kunst“

Dear Colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to our conference "Performances & Practices Collaborative Formats in Academia and Art”. It will take place from 7.7.-8.7.2022 in Dresden and is planned as a face-to-face event. It will be organised by the Institute for Saxon History and Cultural Anthropology (ISGV). Registration is open until July 4th.

Author: 
Jennifer D. Penschow
Reviewer: 
Theo Dekker

Dekker on Penschow, 'Battling Smallpox before Vaccination: Inoculation in Eighteenth-Century Germany'

Jennifer D. Penschow. Battling Smallpox before Vaccination: Inoculation in Eighteenth-Century Germany. Clio Medica Series. Leiden: Brill, 2022. Illustrations. 312 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-46513-8; $155.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-46537-4.

Reviewed by Theo Dekker (Universiteit Leiden) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (May, 2022) Commissioned by Penelope K. Hardy (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

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