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Prof. Dr. Annette Gerstenberg | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

“The Sound of a Generation” – Professor for Romance Linguistics Annette Gerstenberg analyzes language in old age.

Annette Gerstenberg has an unusual hobby. She is interested in language. As a professor of Romance linguistics for French and Italian at the... more
writing couple | Illustration: Andreas Töpfer

The better half – Female writers and the „writing couple“

In literature, so-called “writing couples” have attracted a lot of interest for decades. Literary scholar Hannah Gerlach offers the first... more
Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira | Photo: private

Interculturality in the Digital World – Interview with Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira on the Research Project ReDICo

The universities of Potsdam, Jena, and Mainz established a joint project group called Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatively (ReDICo) in... 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. Dr. Peer Trilcke and Prof. Dr. Heiko Christians | Photo: Sandra Scholz

“The struggle for new technologies and old prestige” – talking about books, technology and the role of digital humanities in the 21st century

The humanities love the book. And the book loves the humanities. But since the digital has entered culture and science, YouTube and Netflix... more
Prof. Marie Schröer | Photo: Thomas Roese

The Core of Things – Comics, art, and culinary studies: Junior Professor for Cultural Semiotics and Cultures of Romance Countries Marie Schröer interprets the signs of the times

She is the daughter of a French mother: Little Nicolas, Tintin, Asterix and Obelix walked through the picture stories of her childhood. Growing up in... more
Prof. Alexander Wöll | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Of defiance and the love of Slavic literature – Alexander Wöll turned his passion into his profession

Alexander Wöll is seated in front of his computer. Interviews are nothing new to him – answering questions via Zoom is, but that doesn't bother him... 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
David Chemeta researches the self-image of a generation with foreign roots – based on rap song lyrics | Photo: AdobeStock/paul

From the Margins to the Mainstream – David Chemeta researches the self-image of a generation with foreign roots – based on rap song lyrics

David Chemeta analyzes song lyrics to better understand the lifeworlds of young people with foreign roots. In particular, he is interested in how... more