Von der DFG gefördertes Langfristprogramm


Das moderne Indien in deutschen Archiven

MIDA Archival Reflexicon

Ger­man archi­ves offer a rich spec­trum of sources rela­ted to modern Indian histo­ry and a pos­si­bi­li­ty for deve­lo­ping new rese­arch direc­tions in the domain of trans­na­tio­nal his­to­ries and his­to­ri­cal com­pa­ri­son through an explo­ra­ti­on of the histo­ry of Indo-Ger­man ent­an­gle­ments. The­se sources can also offer scho­l­ars the pos­si­bi­li­ty of acqui­ring new rese­arch per­spec­ti­ves, inde­ed a new lens, for enga­ging with modern Indian histo­ry by not sole­ly prio­ri­ti­zing Bri­tish colo­ni­al archi­ves. The MIDA Archi­val Refle­xi­con, which accom­pa­nies the project’s online data­ba­se, is an open-access forum for refle­xi­ve dis­cus­sions on the rich India-rela­ted hol­dings of Ger­man archi­ves. One of the main objec­ti­ves of the Refle­xi­con is to reflect on how the turn towards ent­an­gled trans­na­tio­nal and glo­bal his­to­ries not only rai­ses new theo­re­ti­cal ques­ti­ons, but also con­fronts us with metho­do­lo­gi­cal issu­es on the rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween ent­an­gled his­to­ries and archi­ves. At the same time, it is a site for acqui­ring com­pre­hen­si­ve over­views of India-rela­ted archi­val hol­dings of Ger­man archi­ves for spe­ci­fic themes.

The MIDA Archi­val  Refle­xi­con  is  thus a refle­xi­ve lexi­con– of how to navi­ga­te through India-rela­ted hol­dings in Ger­man archi­ves, acqui­re an over­view of the same for spe­ci­fic topics, and of how to cri­ti­cal­ly enga­ge with lar­ger theo­re­ti­cal and metho­do­lo­gi­cal deba­tes that emer­ge from the exer­cise of tra­cing, extrac­ting, lis­ting, orde­ring and index­ing information.

Außenansicht der Basílica do Bom Jesus, Jesuitenkirche in Velha Goa in Indien.

Die Quellen zu deutschen Jesuiten in Indien

Julia Leder­le-Wintgens

Herbert Fischer – An Entangled German Indian Biography

Trans­la­ti­on of the ori­gi­nal Ger­man ver­si­on (2018)
A blended image of the national flags of Pakistan and the GDR

Relations between Pakistan and the GDR until 1973

Trans­la­ti­on of the ori­gi­nal Ger­man ver­si­on (2018)
Portrait of August Hermann Francke

The “Mission Archives” in the Archives of the Francke Foundations in Halle

Bri­git­te Klosterberg

Trans­la­ti­on of the ori­gi­nal Ger­man ver­si­on (2020)
Eine Zeichnung von Tamarix Articulata aus "The forest flora of north-west and central India (1874)" von Dietrich Brandis

Dietrich Brandis (1824–1907) – Botanist and Founder of the Science of Tropical Forestry

Trans­la­ti­on of the ori­gi­nal Ger­man ver­si­on (2018)

MIDA Archival Reflexicon

Anandita Bajpai, Heike Liebau

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