18 Sep 2017

NEW on our BLOG: Tatjana Petzer on Berlin's TV tower and the architecture of unity

With the day of German unity coming up, Tatjana Petzer tells the story of Berlin's TV tower, highlighting the symbolism of spheric architecture (in German).

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12 Sep 2017

ERICA WEITZMAN at ZfL with a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Witzman's research project deals with how the concept of obscenity relates to questions of representation, perception, and knowledge in late nineteenth, early twentieth century European realism.

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31 Aug 2017

PROGRAM of the International Walter Benjamin Conference 2017 from 24 to 27 Sep in Oxford now online

The International Walter Benjamin Society (IWBS) brings scholars and readers of Benjamin from all over the world together. The IWBS office is located at the ZfL.

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26 Jul 2017
Call for Articles

CfA: Forum Interdisziplinäre Begriffsgeschichte, Focus ›Diversity‹

The E-Journal Forum Interdisciplinäre Begriffsgeschichte, published by the ZfL, will focus on the concept ›Diversity‹
Deadline for topic suggestions: 15 Aug 2017

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25 Jul 2017

Exhibition opening: »Die Seele ist ein Oktopus« in Ingolstadt

Until October 15, 2017, the exhibition on ancient representations of the moving body in the German Medical History Museum curated by Uta Kornmeier can be seen.

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24 Jul 2017

NEW on the net: E-Journal Forum Interdisziplinäre Begriffsgeschichte (FIB)

Release of the E-Journal Forum Interdisziplinäre Begriffsgeschichte (FIB) [Interdisciplinary Conceptual History Forum] No 1/2017 (Open Access Publication of the ZfL) with articles on »Zukunftswissen« and »Begriffe im Raum – Raumbegriffe«.

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20 Jul 2017

NEW on our BLOG: Falko Schmieder's reading of »I Will Survive«

Starting at this classic of disco music the historian of concepts Falko Schmieder critizes the inflationary concept of Survival [in German].

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17 Jul 2017

New publication: Kommentar und Säkularisierung in der Moderne

This new publication of the Trajekte book series questions the possibilities of the commentary of religious texts under the circumstances of secularization. Which figures of thought sacralize secular texts and how does this affect our understanding of the form of commentary?

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06 Jul 2017

NEW on our BLOG. A re-reading of an influential Brecht biography from 1986

The philosopher Ernst Müller writes about Werner Mittenzwei's biography of Bertolt Brecht. One of the leading German literature scholars of the GDR, Mittenzwei's biography was highly contested in its time - and merits a re-reading.

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27 Jun 2017

NOW online: Radio program and audio recoding of Uta Kornmeiers lecture »Nach allen Regeln der Kunst«

In her lecture Uta Kornmeier speaks about the relation between cosmetic surgery and art. One of her examples is Michelangelo's »David«, the piece of art that is most mentioned in context of aesthetic surgery.

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27 Jun 2017

New publication: 2016 Annual report of the ZfL

The 2016 annual report contains all information on the research profile, colleagues, projects, library, events, guests, publications and lectures at the ZfL.

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