Tag Archives: History of Science

Journal Review: German Studies Review 1/2015

gsrcoversmallIn the current edition of German Studies Review, published in February, Maria Makela argues that the contemporary popularization of scientific knowledge about gonads and their hormonal secretions was an inspiration for much visual and literary culture produced in Germany in the 1920s: Continue reading


CfP: History of Medicine since the Weimar Republic

The Institute for the History of Medicine in Stuttgart hosts a conference on the history of the prevention of diseases and accidents since the Weimar Republic:

Akteure, Praktiken und Instrumente. Geschichte der Prävention von Krankheiten und Unfällen seit der Weimarer Republik

Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung
16.12.2013-17.12.2013, Stuttgart
Deadline: 08.09.2013

Abstracts of 400 words should reach the organizers by 8 September 2013.

German History in Documents and Images

German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a comprehensive collection of primary source material documenting Germany’s political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present, created by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. in cooperation with the Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, and IEG-MAPS (Institute for European History, Mainz). It comprises original German texts, all of which are accompanied by new English translations, and a wide range of visual imagery, including maps.

The section on Weimar Germany has been curated by Eric Weitz and Eric Roubinek and is divided into 14 categories, including Politics, Economics and Society, Architecture and Urban Life and Bodies and Sex. Featured documents include the Stinnes-Legien Agreement of 1918, Walter Gropius’ Program of the State Bauhaus in Weimar (1919), data on regional secondary school enrollment (1911, 1926/27, and 1938) and George Grosz’s painting ‘Pillars of Society’ (1926).

New Book Covering the Industrial Production of Hormones 1914-1938

This new book covers the history of the research on male and female sexual hormones, and especially its boom time in the 1920s and 1930s, when their industrial production started.

Christina Ratmoko: Damit die Chemie stimmt. Die Anfänge der industriellen Herstellung von weiblichen und männlichen Sexualhormonen 1914–1938