Philosophy & History

Philosophy & History

Will Covid-19 Become Part of Collective Memory?

How has collective memory shaped our experience of the corona pandemic? And what will we remember about Covid-19 in the future? These are questions debated in the interdisciplinary field of memory studies.

Philosophy & History

Antisemitism on Social Media in Times of Corona

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic antisemitic myths and conspiracy theories have been thriving. They meet the demand for narratives that promise knowledge — a demand that is growing in times of crisis and uncertainty.

Philosophy & History

Dangerous Comparisons: Historical Pandemics and Covid-19

It’s almost impossible to go a day without stumbling upon an article, podcast or media interview that makes an explicit comparison between Covid-19 and a pandemic in history. Yet, the one-size-fits-all comparisons don’t work in most cases.

Philosophy & History

The Humanities – Marginalized After Corona?

A crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic that affects the very core of human existence could also endanger the existence of the humanities and the study of culture. Will a “pandemic turn” sweep across all research and scholarly inquiry?

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