First Weeks in Weimar

Already my first weeks in Weimar have passed and I have to admit that I adapted very fast to the new place. This secondment marks the beginning of my so-called “23-kg challenge” which means that I have decided to leave all my belongings in Karlskrona and at home and to travel with only one checked-in luggage. So far, so good I can say. Everybody says that I have arrived in the best time of the year. This winter that I have spent in Sweden was my longest winter so far. At first the light diminished, then it started to get colder and colder and eventually it started to snow. I left exactly when the snow finally melted, and the first signs of spring started to be visible. But then I arrived in

urbanHIST and the Intellectual Cosmopolitanism

The major lines of research in the history of the social sciences seem to have been frequently constructed around spatially situated institutions. In the Chicago of the 20s, in Frankfurt in the 50s, in Paris in the 70s the creation of knowledge was based on the local interaction of intellectual figures, breeding grounds from which knowledge would be irradiated with the technological limitations of the traditional diffusion of ideas. Libraries, classes, conferences, or even gatherings in cafés allowed the physical presence of bodies that received, processed and shared knowledge in a local space. Faced with the role of the formal or informal physical interactions in the transmission of ideas,

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721933.