The SIFK asks: What is knowledge? How is it shaped by politics and culture? How is it crafted, revised, distributed, hoarded, or falsified? What is its impact on human societies? How does understanding the history of knowledge help us understand the present? We search for the answers to these and other intriguing questions in our conferences, courses, workshops, and journal, and we enable scholars to ask these questions through fellowships.
Zachary Barr discusses popularization as a form of knowledge-producing practice in Austria from 1880-1914.