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Prof. Miriam Rürup

33 Questions to Historian Prof. Miriam Rürup

Since December 2020, the researcher has been the director of the Moses Mendelsohn Center for European-Jewish Studies (MMZ) in Potsdam. She succeeded... more
Prof. Birgit Schneider

Humor Sometimes Helps – Looking for New Paths in the Discussion of Climate Change

What is going wrong in climate communication? Culture and media scientist Birgit Schneider and media and science researcher Alexander Schindler... more
Prof. Filippo Carlà-Uhink and Niklas Engel

Gift or Bribery? – Corruption In the Ancient World, “Twisted Transfers” and What We Can Learn From Them Today

When former German Federal President Christian Wulff was forced to resign in 2012 following allegations of corruption, the debate, as always in such... more
Dr. Julia Rüthemann (l.) und Prof. Dr. Katharina Philipowski (r.) im Interview. Das Foto ist von Tobias Hopfgarten.

Love in middle high german – How medieval courtly love poetry provided knowledge about courting

When you open the door to Katharina Philipowski’s office, you seem to enter into a different time. Early modern portraits and reproductions of... more
Portrait von Prof. Dr. Johann Ev. Hafner. Das Foto ist von Tobias Hopfgarten.

“Religious Diversity in Northern Iraq” – A German-Iraqi Collaboration

Three researchers and nine students at the Department of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies of the University of Potsdam set off to Iraq at the end... more
Dotti Moscati, a Berlin burlesque performer originally from Chicago, has enriched the Berlin scene as a “burlesque clown” since 2017.

Queer Stagecraft – Joanna Staśkiewicz explores the neo-burlesque scenes in New Orleans, Berlin and Warsaw

A white veil and a red cloth alternately reveal and veil the body of a woman dancing on a stage bathed in blue light. Sometimes as a white wedding... more
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
Portrait von Prof. Dr. Magdalena Marszałek. Das Foto ist privat.

“The readiness to help is overwhelming” - Magdalena Marszałek on Poland’s perspective on the war in Ukraine

The Russian war of aggression has been raging in Ukraine for two months. While part of the Ukrainian population defends their country at home, others... more
Dr. Hedwig Schmalzgruber

Ancient Texts Protect Our Cultural Heritage – Dr. Hedwig Schmalzgruber is on a special mission

Dr. Hedwig Schmalzgruber already discovered her passion for ancient languages and texts in Latin class as a school student. Later, she herself taught... more