Category: History/Historiography


Mediality in Exile: Notes of Landscape Pedagogy in University Extension Practice of the Philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (1939-1942)

Once Marshall McLuhan claimed “the medium is the message” in The Gutenberg Galaxy and Understanding Media, the contemporary significance of media -and with it, of “mediology”, “mediatization”, “medialization”, and “mediality”- was integrated into different academic fields: Literary Theory, Philosophy, Cultural and Historical Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities. Linked with that interdisciplinary research agenda, this presentation


The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place

A hospital is a place for treatment of diseases. It is a liminal place where ideally people are cured and able to return back to their normal lives. Hospitals though can be sites of trauma depending on the patient experience. Lock hospitals especially were not only places where patients were treated for contagious diseases but


Revisiting Manto, Recovering Histories: Partition Violence and the “Little People”

India’s freedom came at many great costs. Communal riots and partition related violence preceded, as well as accompanied, independence in 1947. In Punjab, one of the provinces most plagued by rioting, violence was acute. Saadat Hasan Manto has bequeathed to us vivid sketches of the trauma. This article explores the complexity which imbues Manto’s post


In Pursuit of Latvian-Lithuanian Federation: Jonas Šliūpas in Hawaii

The collapse of the tsarist regime in the Russian Empire was a window of opportunity to seize independence for the Lithuanian nation. Following the February Revolution of 1917, Jonas Šliūpas (1861-1944) was charged by the Lithuanian Independence Fund to visit Russia, in order to ascertain the conditions of Lithuania war refugees, and determine what assistance


The Attitude of Resistance Press Towards Greek Women Who Were Involved With the Enemy

The position of women in Greece as other countries, changed significantly as a result of WW2. The absence of men forced women to leave their homes and seek work and learn how to survive under many hardships. In Greece the situation for women deteriorated even further with the arrival of occupying forces. The first units


Existential Mobility, Nostalgia and Narration: Unwrapping a family journal’s account on escape from Japanese air raids in Burma in the years 1941-1942

“The 20th century even more than any age before is the age of the refugee” and simultaneously works on migration seem incomplete without looking into the migrant experiences. In fact, to study migration more holistically would mean to study objective analysis of migration along with lived experience of the migrants, which is made possible through


The Silk Roads, 300 BCE to 1700 CE: Connecting the World for Two Millennia

The trade networks of the Silk Roads offered an astonishing array of intellectual and cultural influences, which, through the exchange of knowledge and ideas, both verbal and written, still reverberate throughout our societal framework today. Science, arts and literature, textiles and technologies were shared and disseminated into societies along the lengths of these routes, and,


Fan So and Early Chinese Musicians in Aotearoa New Zealand: Musical Creativity in an Era of Colonialism, Migration and Discrimination

After warning John McLean of a plot on his life in order to steal his gold, Chinese goldminer, Fan So, became a faithful servant and travelled with him from the Australian goldfields to Aotearoa New Zealand around the middle of the nineteenth century. While McLean became an important and recognised figure in New Zealand, little


A Review on Information Retrieval in the Historical and Digital Humanities Domain

Digital humanities entail applying computational tools and methods to traditional humanities research. In this paper, we focus on the domain of history, which can be seen either as part of humanities or social sciences research. We approach the subject from the point of view of digital methods in humanities research and information retrieval. The purpose


Understanding the Mauritian Kitchen History Through Primary and Secondary Sources

The kitchen is the multifunctional space in a home where family and friends spend quality time to prepare food, cook, eat as well as discuss daily things. To understand the evolution of the kitchen in Mauritius, the primary and secondary sources compiled by the Mauritian Heritage Funds (Appravasi Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Institute Folk Museum and


The Changes of Care Needs and Their Associated Factors Among the Recipients of LTC Insurance in South Korea

Objectives: This study identified changes of the needs of long-term care (LTC) services, and their associated factors among the recipients of LTC insurance in South Korea. Methods: We analyzed of LTC Insurance data and the logistic regression analysis was used. The changes of LTC needs were measured by grades of LTC services. Variables of interest


Space and Politics of Sukarno’s Utopian Vision Exhibition in Gedung Pola, Jakarta, Indonesia

Gedung Pola not only functions as an exhibition room built specifically to exhibit Sukarno’s Utopian vision on architecture and city planning but also it has become a place to exhibit his political strategy on Nationalism and Modernism. The building serves as a representative political space for Sukarno’s ideal propaganda for Jakarta citizens in particular and