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).
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.
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.
The E-Journal Forum Interdisciplinäre Begriffsgeschichte, published by the ZfL, will focus on the concept ›Diversity‹
Deadline for topic suggestions: 15 Aug 2017
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.
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«.
NEW on our BLOG: Philip van der Eijk (HU Berlin) and Uta Kornmeier (ZfL) on text and object sources of ancient medicine.
Starting at this classic of disco music the historian of concepts Falko Schmieder critizes the inflationary concept of Survival [in German].
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?
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.
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.