Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities

Public History in Russia and Its Failed Struggle Against Putin’s Historical Politics

Public history emerged in Russia in the 2010s as an attempt to resist the increasing monopolization of the past and its interpretations by Vladimir Putin’s regime. Despite public historians’ solid effort, the struggle was lost. What are the field’s pasts, presents – and potential futures?

Arts & Humanities

The January 6 US Capitol Attack: A Non-Revolution With an Enduring Impact

Two years after the violent insurrection around and inside the US Capitol building, the threat to the oldest democracy in modern Western history is far from over. A comparison of Hannah Arendt’s theory of revolutions and a miniseries about John Adams offers insights into the political challenges we are facing today.

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Ice Play: What Ice Does in Lyrics, Novels, Toys and Games

It can be cut, stacked, shaped, liquified, swallowed, shattered, and reshaped again and again. Ice as a recurring theme in literature and games provides a canvas for a wealth of phenomena and features of human existence.

Arts & Humanities

Wilfried Hinsch und Susanne Brandtstädter über „Gefährliche Forschung“

Welchen Einfluss haben wissenschaftliche Innovationen auf unseren Alltag? Was macht neue Erkenntnisse potenziell „gefährlich“? Und welche Verantwortung tragen Forschende gegenüber der Öffentlichkeit? Über dies und mehr sprachen wir mit Wilfried Hinsch und Susanne Brandtstädter.

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