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A modern antiquity

Plaster casts are image vehicles par excellence. They can reproduce and multiply three-dimensional form, and serve the dissemination of visual ideas from one place to another; they can record lost stages of a work’s appearance, e.g. pre-completion, pre-damage, pre-destruction or pre-restauration. Often perceived as perfect one to one copies of the external form of a three-dimensional work, they can also accidentally or deliberately differ…

1 August 1914 – The First Page of Aby Warburg’s ‘Kriegs-Zibaldone’, his war journal

“On 1 August 1914, after all, the mobilisation was announced. Our Kaiser has proven himself so worthy that he could even lose the war without disgrace; what God may prevent.” Aby Warburg began his war journal of the years 1914–1918 with these words. He positions himself in line with the patriotism of the majority of his milieu of the bourgeoisie, supporting “our Kaiser”. In all the praise of the Kaiser, though, he underlines the uncertain outcome of the war, even the possibility of losing it— a notion present already in the very first sentence of this diary.

#MWSLieblingsorte – Der Kreuzberg in Bonn

In der Reihe #MWSLieblingsorte stellen die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Institute der Max Weber Stiftung ihre ganz persönlichen Lieblingsorte vor. In dieser Folge zeigt uns Fabian Schmitt, Referent in der Geschäftsstelle für die Redaktion perspectivia.net (in Vertretung von Katrin Neumann), seinen persönlichen Lieblingsort: Der Kreuzberg in Bonn.

Some have left behind a name, and some have not. A Brief Guide to Istanbul’s Feriköy Protestant Cemetery

Some have left behind a name, and some have not. A Brief Guide to Istanbul’s Feriköy Protestant Cemetery Authors: Brian Johnson, Richard Wittmann 12 JUNE 2020 ©Richard Wittmann What unites an eminent scholar, publisher, photographer, soldier, engineer, and others of fame and fortune from many nations who left their mark on Istanbul and […]

The German National Library and its virtual exhibitions

During the current COVID crisis, people around the world have felt more physically isolated than ever. Yet, digital media have offered an exciting range of experiences to explore history in a virtual environment. For example, the German National Library currently offers seven virtual exhibitions in German and English accessible from anywhere around the world. From the exhibition “5000 years of media history online,” in which you can learn about the importance of Egyptian hieroglyphs as one of the first written systems of humanity, to … Continue reading The German National Library and its virtual exhibitions