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The military historian Prof. Dr. Sönke Neitzel at the interview.

“Secret Intelligence is Rarely Completely Secret” - Military Historian Sönke Neitzel on the Role of the Intelligence Services in the Ukraine War

The war in Ukraine is not only taking place in the Donbass, the suburbs of Kiev and other major Ukrainian cities; it is also raging in secret. Long... more
Portrait von Dr. Anke Geißler-Grünberg. Das Foto ist von Tobias Hopfgarten.

Rediscovering Cultural Heritage – Jewish Cemeteries in Brandenburg and Western Poland

Jewish cemeteries are among the oldest places of remembrance in many regions – including in Brandenburg. But after the widespread expulsion and... more
map of the electorate Brandenburg

Brandenburg 1717 – Thomas Fischbacher revives a 300-year-old state description

Thomas Fischbacher gets around a lot at the moment. He rides trains and his bicycle across Brandenburg – to the many small towns of the March, from... more
Building 9 on the Campus Am Neuen Palais gets its cupola back. The photo is from Karla Fritze.

The transformation of the East German universities in the 1980s/90s: Potsdam in a comparative perspective

The Transformation of the East German Humanities: Potsdam in Comparative Perspective Lara Büchel “Transformation”, “renewal”, “colonization”: These... more
House 9 of the Communs on campus "Am Neuen Palais" - now an then

“The university can learn a lot about its self-image” – A historical research project examines the transformation of East German universities using the example of the University of Potsdam

In the course of the upheaval of 1989/90, the academic landscape of East Germany also changed comprehensively and fundamentally – and avowedly along... more
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Stockhorst | Foto: Ernst Kaczynski

Picking up the reins – The aesthetics of horsemanship as an expression of European cultural history

“The style of riding hints at the style of government – by force or by skill,” they said in the early modern period. Only those who could master a... more
Prof. Dr. Marcia C. Schenck | Photo: Kevin Ryl

World History as a Dialogue of Histories – Prof. Marcia Schenck Brings Students from across the Globe Together in the History Dialogues Project

Marcia Schenck is a historian and, since 2020, Professor of Global History at the University of Potsdam. The expert on “the big picture”, whose... more
Prof. Dominik Geppert | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

“We can contribute to a better understanding of our time” – Historian Dominik Geppert about turning points and the task of history

In autumn 1989, the world went haywire and all eyes were on Berlin. The wall fell and within only a few months two German states became a united... more
Prof. Filippo Carlà-Uhink. | Photo: Kaya Neutzer.

From Odysseus' Travel Agency to Aquaman – Why the Ancient World Inspires to this Day

At the movies, “Wonder Woman,” the Amazon, battles war god Ares. Theme parks create ancient fantasy worlds combining Roman sculptures and Greek... more
Ulrike Sträßner. Photo: Karla Fritze.

For the Benefit of the Dynasties – What letters tell about the rule of Brandenburg electresses in Early Modern Age

The 18th century – the heyday of letter writing – had not yet dawned. But even 100 or 200 years earlier, the elite circles of the electoral courts in... more