News

04 Jan 2018

NEW on the ZfL BLOG: Alexander Friedrich looks into the German language of crisis

»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.

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15 Dec 2017

NEW on the ZfL BLOG: Judith Elisabeth Weiss on the exhibition »Form Follows Flower«

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.

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06 Dec 2017
ZfL MEDIA CENTER

NEW in our MEDIA CENTER: Schockbilder und subversive Reklame. Werbekampagnen der anderen Art

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.

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28 Nov 2017
Trajekte magazine

While stock lasts!

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).

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27 Nov 2017

NEW on the ZfL BLOG: Jacob Taubes’ first publication »Apocalypse and Politics«

Jacob Taubes’ – yet unpublished – plea for a comparison of messianic cults and the development of nationalist liberation movements in Africa and Asia through religious sociology.

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21 Nov 2017

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.

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16 Nov 2017
ZfL MEDIA CENTER

NEW in the MEDIA CENTER: »Du bist Deutschland«. Diversität als Werbeziel

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.

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15 Nov 2017

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.«

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10 Nov 2017

NEU on our BLOG: Stefan Willer sheds a light on the current state of Low German

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).

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