Philosophy & History

Language & Culture

World War II Museums and the Battle for Memory, 75 Years Later

In 2020, can we make a universal claim that the end of the Second World War in Europe was a liberation, a symbol of peace and freedom? A plea for multi-faceted approaches to remembering World War II.

Philosophy & History

Vom Ursprung des Menschen im Symbolischen: Constantin Rauer im Interview

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Tier und Mensch? Auf wann lässt sich der Ursprung des Menschen datieren? Und welche Rolle spielte dabei das Symbolische? François Bertemes sprach mit dem Paläophilosophen Constantin Rauer.

Language & Culture

“I could imagine my ancestors smile” – Lonnie Bunch on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The first African American Secretary of the Smithsonian and former director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture about the NMAAHC, museums and their role in creating inclusive national narratives.

Philosophy & History

The Home Front: Hardly a Refuge from War

To complement and complicate the understanding of German colonialism are also the stories of German female authors like Helene von Falkenhausen, Else Sonnenberg and Margarete von Eckenbrecher, colonial settlers in Southwest Africa who also experienced the German-Herero Colonial War first hand. How did they portray women’s stories and experiences in the home front back then?

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