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Twenty Years of the Abraham Geiger College at the University of Potsdam: Between Success and Uncertainty

August 17, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Abraham Geiger College at the University of Potsdam. Yesterday, the State Chancellery of Brandenburg reported that 492 anti-Semitic incidents had been registered...
16. Aug 2019
August 17, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Abraham Geiger College at the University of Potsdam. Yesterday, the State Chancellery of Brandenburg reported that 492 anti-Semitic incidents had been more ...
Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette (links) und Dr. Tobias Kraft. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Humboldt’s Journey into the Digital World – From a Hand-Written Diary to a Digital Edition and Back to Printed Paper

2019 marks Alexander von Humboldt's 250th birthday – a good reason to look at the comprehensive academy project of editing his travel diaries. Romance scholar Ottmar Ette, who is scientific director of this project, and Tobias...
22. May 2019
2019 marks Alexander von Humboldt's 250th birthday – a good reason to look at the comprehensive academy project of editing his travel diaries. Romance scholar Ottmar Ette, who is scientific director of this project, and more ...
Prof. Dr. Johann Ev. Hafner. Photo: Karla Fritze.

In Search of Islam – Where do Muslims Live in Brandenburg?

Thousands of migrants and refugees come to Germany every year. As a result, the diversity of faith in Germany is greater than ever before. Despite this, we know little about the religious affiliation of these people. There is...
15. May 2019
Thousands of migrants and refugees come to Germany every year. As a result, the diversity of faith in Germany is greater than ever before. Despite this, we know little about the religious affiliation of these people. 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 the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation exchanged letters, thus continuing...
12. Dec 2018
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 the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation exchanged letters, thus more ...
Lisa Andergassen. Foto: Meike Sieveking.

Can Pornography Be Fair? – Lisa Andergassen on fairness in a controversial industry

Pornographic representations have been around for thousands of years: They have been passed down in frescos, sculptures, and paintings from ancient Greece and Rome. During the Renaissance period, copper engravings with...
14. Nov 2018
Pornographic representations have been around for thousands of years: They have been passed down in frescos, sculptures, and paintings from ancient Greece and Rome. During the Renaissance period, copper engravings with more ...
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