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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?

Philosophy & History

The Home Front: Hardly a Refuge from War

What happens on the home front during times of war? Is the home really a refuge, a space that is […]

Religion & Theology

After Saturday Comes Sunday

In the Middle East, neighbors warned the Christians: ‘after Saturday comes Sunday.’ It means: ‘after we finish off the Saturday people, we will finish you, the Sunday people.’  For the Jews, 850,000 of them – the Saturday people – left their homes in Arab lands years ago for Israel. Now in the days of ISIS it is the turn of the Christians – the Sunday people – to find themselves in mortal jeopardy in Iraq, Syria and adjacent countries. Over the past years, we have opened the newspapers every day to read about increasing attacks on Christians, who were killed and their villages decimated.  Sunday finally may be here.  But the persecution is nothing new. 

Language & Culture

How Kraftwerk Invented Electronic Music

When Kraftwerk released their album “Autobahn” in 1974, little did the band foresee that their very German brand of elektronische Volksmusik would change the course of pop music forever: their music of the future, made by machines, has become our reality today.

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