By Rafique Wassan. Initiated in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Café Saqafat is a new online social media broadcasting cultural work – mediated through FaceBook live streaming and later on a recorded version uploaded on YouTube.
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By Daniel Weidner. What can the role of the humanities be facing a world in crisis? However we describe that very crisis, it is clear that a lot of the assumptions that have, so far, founded the self-understanding of the humanities are no longer evident: neither the universalism of the European or western culture, nor the humanist values or even the distinction between culture and nature.
دانييل فايدنر (الأدب المقارن، جامعة هالِه، ألمانيا). ما الذي يمكن أن يكون عليه دور الإنسانيات إذ تواجه عالمًا في أزمة؟ كيفما وَصَفنا تلك الأزمة بالذات، يبقى جليًّا أنَّ كثيرًا من الافتراضات التي قام عليها، إلى الآن، فَهْمُ الإنسانيات لذاتها لم تعد واضحة: لا كونيّة الثقافة الأوروبية أو الغربية، ولا القيم الإنسانويّة أو حتى التمييز بين الثقافة والطبيعة.
By Yaprak Melike Uyar. Due to globally unified measures for controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been almost one year since musicians have not met their audiences.
By Egemen Özbek. As Vanessa Agnew highlights in the Introduction to the volume, Refugee Routes is a response to the ever-growing number of refugees and internally displaced people around the world.
The West and the Word: Imagining, Formatting, and Ordering the American West in Nineteenth-Century Cultural Discourse
by Steffen Wöll. Academic studies about the western American peripheries date back to as early as 1893. In this year, a young professor from Wisconsin named Frederick Jackson Turner presented a conference paper to crowds at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition.
“There Are a Lot of Parallels Between the Production of Knowledge and the Production of Cultural Memories” – 5in10 with Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska
Born in 1980, Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska studied cultural studies and sociology at the Universities in Lodz, Giessen and Mainz. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Lodz in 2008 and...
On May 29-30, 2020, the conference “Mainstream! Popular Culture in Central and Eastern Europe” will take place. We talked to one of the conveners, Ondřej Daniel, about the upcoming event.
By Steffen Wöll When Richard Henry Dana Jr. visited San Francisco in 1859 after an absence of almost a quarter of a century, he was informed that, unbeknownst to him,...
“I am convinced that academic mobility is crucial for innovative research” – 5in10 with Barbara Geilhorn
Barbara Geilhorn is a senior researcher at the Max Weber Foundation’s German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo. Before joining the DIJ, Barbara was a JSPS postdoctoral researcher based at...