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A View of Europe through the Prism of the Rhine

Journeying down the river Rhine and diving into its past reveals a new endeavour in European history. The Rhine basin demarcates and crosses the borders of nine European states, creating a need for cooperation, posing an inherent risk of conflict, and …

Eduard Zander in Ethiopia, 1847–68

Eduard Zander (1813–68), from Saxony-Anhalt, combined the roles of painter and draughtsman, architect and artisan, ethnographer and assistant to the German botanist Georg Wilhelm Schimper in one person.1 What is left of the artist’s output consists to …

Studies on Aby Warburg, Fritz Saxl, and Gertrud Bing

The Studies1 is a collection of articles I originally published in German, Italian and French as the first Archivist of the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, turned into chapters. I catalogued the entire correspondence …

Botany in Time and Space: The Chelsea Physic Garden

When I sent a fellow doctoral candidate in the history of botany some pictures from the Chelsea Physic Garden, she asked me if I had encountered any ghosts of the much-admired botanists that shaped this famous institution and its networks. While I had …

Episode 11: Kritische Stimmen zur europäischen Einigung

Unser „Wissen entgrenzen“-Podcast geht in die nächste Runde: In dieser Episode blicken wir auf die kritischen Stimmen, die den Prozess der europäischen Einigung ab den 1950er Jahren begleitet haben. Das Forschungsprojekt „Europas Gegenbewegungen – Euroskeptische Verflechtungen von den Anfängen der Europäischen Integration bis heute“ untersucht aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive, wie diese Skepsis gegenüber Europa eigene Formen des Zusammenhalts und der Kooperation geschaffen hat.

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