Migrant Knowledge

The History of Knowledge and the Expansion of the Historical Research Agenda

Simone Lässig, “The History of Knowledge and the Expansion of the Historical Research Agenda,” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 59 (Fall 2016): 29–59. GRATIS OPEN ACCESS 

In her broad conceptualization of knowledge as a category of analysis, the author begins with the example of immigrant children in the United States.

Provides a survey of the intellectual and disciplinary origins of the history of knowledge; probes its relationship to the rise of global and transnational history; examines the methods that the history of knowledge deploys to study the subject of knowledge; analyzes how using knowledge as a category of historical analysis can benefit historical research; and offers a preview of the GHI’s research program in the history of knowledge.

Abstract from the Bulletin's preface
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