Azelarabe Lahkim Bennani (Philosophy, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco). This paper aims to address how to invest the capacity of the university to shape dialogue between cultures in an era of multiculturalism and civilizational conflict.
By Marko Demantowsky (History, University of Vienna, Austria). You read it everywhere. Everyone talks about it, always as a value in itself. We are all haunted by it, not least at universities, not least in the humanities, by the ubiquitous requirement to be innovative.
ICAS:MP Special Lectures with Andreas Gestrich, Veena Das, Willibald Steinmetz and Gopal Guru; 28 September – 1 October 2021
ICAS:MP is holding a series of special lectures as part of it’s Cross-Modular Conference on ‘The Social and Political Life of Experience-Near Concepts’ from 28 September – 1 October 2021. Please find below the details…
In der Reihe #MWSLieblingsorte stellen die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der Institute der Max Weber Stiftung ihre ganz persönlichen Lieblingsorte vor. Durch ihren Wissenschaftsbezug werden die Spezifika der jeweiligen Wissenschaftskultur der Institutsstandorte sichtbar gemacht –…
Since around the middle of June 2021, academics in Germany have been posting reports of their experiences and criticisms of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) or German Law on Fixed-Term Contracts in Higher Education and Research1 under t…
Transnationales wissenschaftliches Arbeiten gehört nicht nur für die Institute der Max Weber Stiftung und für das Centre Marc Bloch zum Alltag. Recherchen im Ausland und grenzüberschreitender wissenschaftlicher Austausch sind insgesamt aus deutschen Forschungseinrichtungen und akademischen Karrieren nicht mehr wegzudenken.
Mohammed Bamyeh’s 2007 book, Of Death and Dominion, was translated into German in 2020 and released by Turia + Kant. We spoke with the author about his research process, how death played out within historical power structures, and the role of mortality in contemporary society.
By Abdulhadi Alajmi (History, Kuwait University, Kuwait). Many universities in the Arab world, which annually publish thousands of theses, dissertations, academic articles and a numerous range of monographs, follow a common framework, which is the extensive collection of information.
Der Zugang zu Archivalien in Frankreich und Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich Am 20. Februar betitelte »Le Monde« einen längeren Artikel Guerre de tranchées sur l’accès aux archives. Gibt es in…
By Sabine Behrenbeck (Head of Department for Higher Education, German Council for Science and Humanities, Germany). There are many common problems and complaints regarding the humanities in anglophone nations and Germany, but there is also one important difference: In Germany the disciplines dealing with culture and language, religion and history are “sciences among sciences” (Wissenschaften unter Wissenschaften).
By Sabine Schülting. In an article published in September 2020, Peter-André Alt, Professor of German Literature at Freie Universität Berlin and President of the German University Rectors’ Conference (HRK), complains that contemporary culture seems to have lost any interest in history.
Stand 24.5.2021.Fortsetzung der Beiträge „Forschungsreisen in Zeiten von Corona – Frankreich am Beginn des ‚déconfinement‘“ (I), „Die ‚neue französische Normalität‘“ (II), Winter is coming (III), „C’est donc le retour de l’a…
By David Armitage. Threats to academic freedom are now proliferating and accelerating in almost every part of the world. What could once be detected and resisted within specific local or national settings now increasingly appears to be part of a global movement to constrain, abridge, or abolish one of humanity’s oldest and most enduring positive freedoms.
By Aisha Deemas (Director of Executive Affairs, Sharjah Museums Authority, United Arab Emirates). The UAE’s 2021 Vision states that the nation strives to create “a knowledge-based and highly productive economy” (United in knowledge). For this essay, I will focus on the role of humanities in building a knowledge-based economy in the UAE.
By Antje Flüchter (History, University of Bielefeld, Germany). Before I start, I want to lay open the social and cultural position I am writing from: I write this piece as a historian, from a White female German perspective: History is a part of the humanities, but history is perhaps closer to politics and power than some of the other parts of the humanities.
By Christian Junge (Arabic Studies, University of Marburg, Germany). English is, without doubt, the dominant academic language of our time, especially in the natural sciences, where materials are often taught and published in English. On the contrary, in European humanities, scholars of literary and cultural studies, linguistics and philosophy teach and publish quite widely in minor academic languages, such as German, Italian or Polish.
By Bashshar Haydar. It is not uncommon for people working in the humanities to feel the need to demonstrate the significance or, even, the relevance of their disciplines. There is not a matching pressure in the fields of natural sciences, whether applied or theoretical.