»Rettungsschirm« is a frequently used metaphor in the German discourse on crisis. Alexander Friedrich shows how this metaphor works and takes a closer look at how it is translated into English.
The show addresses the engagement with nature in design education and design. It shows teaching materials such as models, herbaria, wall charts and photographs that were used historically to investigate and reveal the laws of natural forms.
Audio recording of the lecture by Stephanie Eichberg in the context of the exhibition »BERÜHRT–VERFÜHRT. Werbekampagnen, die Geschichte machten« (31 Mar 2017–27 Aug 2017) at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin.
From 2000 to 2015, TRAJEKTE magazine covered topics in the European history of knowledge and culture. We are now giving away our remainders for free (issues 13-31).
Jacob Taubes’ – yet unpublished – plea for a comparison of messianic cults and the development of nationalist liberation movements in Africa and Asia through religious sociology.
OUT NOW: Wörter aus der Fremde. Begriffsgeschichte als Übersetzungsgeschichte, ed. Falko Schmieder and Georg Toepfer
This volume contains 52 case studies that deal with words, which have migrated to new languages and have settled there for a variety of reasons.
Audio recording of the lecture by Matthias Schwartz and Dirk Naguschewski in the context of the exhibition »BERÜHRT–VERFÜHRT. Werbekampagnen, die Geschichte machten« (31 Mar 2017–27 Aug 2017) at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin.
NEW on the ZfL BLOG: Daniel Weidner on the history of the reception of the book »Die Unfähigkeit zu trauern«
»The widespread missunderstanding of the title suggests the assumption that not only the book itself, but also the problem it addressed is more likely to be misunderstood, or to be forgotten, than to have found a solution.«
Low German falls under the protection of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Stefan Willer discusses how this affects its use in literature and radio programs within the framework of diversity politics (in German).