Living Books about History represent a new form of digital anthology. They present short essays on current topics of scholarly interest accompanied by selected contributions that are freely available online. Read more
This anthology is a brief introduction to the field of Digital Humanities, covering its history, how its practitioners define it, and how an interested newcomer might get involved.
By means of a selection of sources and research essays, this anthology seeks to provide an extended panorama of the variety of actors, trajectories, perspectives, methods and writings of Internet and Web history.
This anthology of the Swiss Federal Archives outlines the history of modern administration using selected sources of the Swiss Federal Archives: the development of a federal administration, measures of professionalization, excerpts from debates on expansion, rationalization, efficiency increase, and privatization.
Medieval wonders can be divided into two main groups: miracles (religious wonders performed by God after the invocation of saints) and marvels (natural wonders), which also included monsters. Both phenomena open our eyes to a multiply entangled history, in which medieval people expressed the order of divinely created nature.
International comparison shows a diversity among welfare states, which also exists within individual welfare systems where private and public actors collide. In order to better account for this plurality a new comprehension of Statism is needed.
This contribution is about North-South-relations in the 20th century. It focuses on a paper by the French anthropologist Georges Balandier. The argument is that assuming a dichotomy between the West and the rest of the world prevents scholars from understanding global change.
Fools fill the initials, the miniatures and the illuminated margins of medieval manuscripts. Their dancing figures, next to David, during the Feast of Fools, in farandoles or in dances of death, transmit, in an extraordinary cultural continuity, a brilliant and scholarly model, that of the mundus inversus.