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    Sébastien Tremblay on The Pink Triangle

    Sébastien Tremblay on The Pink Triangle

    In this Book Talk Dr. Tremblay tells us what personal situations during his early academic career made him consider writing about the Pink Triangle in the first place and how looking at the topic in global and transregional perspective helped shape his research and understanding of history. In the following discussion he and the series editors Dr. Sabrina Mittermeier and Dr. Bodie Ashton discuss looking at history through a “queer lens”, and how being mindful of language and heritage is a chance and problem for historical researchers on a global scale.

    The book "A Badge of Injury. The Pink Triangle as Global Symbol of Memory" analyses gay and lesbian transregional cultural communication networks from the 1970s to the 2000s, focusing on the importance of National Socialism, visual culture, and memory in the queer Atlantic. Provincializing Euro-American queer history, it illustrates how a history of concepts which encompasses the visual offers a greater depth of analysis of the transfer of ideas across regions than texts alone would offer. It also underlines how gay and lesbian history needs to be reframed under a queer lens and understood in a global perspective. A Badge of Injury pinpoints the roles of cultural memory and power in the creation of gay and lesbian transregional narrativ.


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    • 44 min
    Podcasts & Geisteswissenschaften: A match made in Heaven?

    Podcasts & Geisteswissenschaften: A match made in Heaven?

    Ruhig statt hektisch, lang statt kurz, wort- statt bildlastig, langsam statt schnell, diskursiv statt plakativ: Podcasts sind das ideale Format, um geisteswissenschaftliche Fragen und Thesen zeitgemäß zu kommunizieren — aber wie?!

    Podcast-Macher*innen aus den Geisteswissenschaften sehen sich einer Reihe ähnlicher Herausforderungen gegenüber: Der Podcast-Markt ist übersättigt. Die Aufwände sind hoch, die Produktion erfordert vielfältiges Know-How. Denn Podcasting ist deutlich mehr, als einfach nur zwei Leute vor ein Mikrofon zu setzen. Und: Selbst der beste Podcast will vermarktet werden und braucht oft einen langen Atem, um sein Publikum zu finden.

    Zum Abschluss der ersten Staffel unseres Wissenschaftspodcasts WAGNIS WISSEN haben wir mit drei Expertinnen zu diesem Thema diskutiert.

    Auf dem Podium sprachen:

    - Isabel Woop - Head of Production, ACB Stories
    - Dr. Kristiane Hasselmann - Geschäftsführerin Sonderforschungsbereich Episteme in Bewegung, Produzentin Wissenschaftspodcast Hinter den Dingen
    - Franziska Walser - Journalistin, Moderatorin, Podcastentwicklerin, EINS.STUDIO, rbb, ARD



    Die Aufzeichnung ist Teil des rbb Medienmagazins vom 26.02.2024 (Autor: Philipp Nitzsche). Die komplette Sendung ist hier zu hören.

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    Na Li about Public History in China

    Na Li about Public History in China

    Dr. Na Li is associated researcher and chair of Public History at the University of Vienna. She is a public historian and urban planning scholar. Her research focuses on public history and urban preservation. During her decade-long work in China, Na Li has pioneered the field of public history in China. In this book talk, she and De Gruyter's history acquisitions editor Rabea Rittgerodt talk about her recent publication Seeing History: Public History in China which came out in late 2023 in the DG series Public History in International Perspectives. Both talk about the challenges and gains of doing public history in China and academia in general and Prof. Li gives solid advice to young scholars thinking about stepping into the field of history/public history.

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    • 24 min
    David Lingelbach & Valentina Rodríguez on Oligarchs: Fusing Wealth and Power

    David Lingelbach & Valentina Rodríguez on Oligarchs: Fusing Wealth and Power

    Today, more than twenty oligarchs serve as heads of state or government in countries such as Russia, South Africa, Lebanon and El Salvador. Many have a net worth in excess of $1 billion, and they all – whether directly or indirectly – impact our daily lives.  

    Who are the oligarchs and how have they come to dominate our world? What difference does gender make? Is there something “good” to be found in them, or are they just “bad”? And what is it like to interview an oligarch and glimpse their human side? In this book talk, the authors of The Oligarchs’ Grip: Fusing Wealth and Power talk to Stefan Giesen, Editorial Director Business & Economics at De Gruyter. Entrepreneurship expert David Lingelbach and oligarch researcher Valentina Rodríguez Guerra draw upon more than 25 years of research (including conversations with Vladimir Putin and other oligarchs), 16 case studies, and dozens of historical examples in The Oligarchs’ Grip. They develop the first-ever model that reveals the strategies employed by oligarchs to fuse wealth and power and transition between the two. 

    David Lingelbach is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore. He was educated at MIT, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Exeter, where he earned his Ph.D. Prior to becoming an academic, David served in senior roles in finance and international development, including as CEO of Bank of America’s businesses in the former Soviet Union. He was a Fulbright Scholar (Myanmar/Burma, 2018-19) and Fulbright Specialist (Colombia, 2021) and has been nominated twice for an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. 

    Valentina Rodríguez Guerra is an author, oligarch researcher, and graduate student in business administration, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has received awards for her work from NASA and the Colombian Ministry of Education.  

    Together, they are regular opinion contributors to The Hill on Vladimir Putin and other oligarchs.  

     

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    • 22 min
    Modern Languages: Remapping a Shifting Landscape

    Modern Languages: Remapping a Shifting Landscape

    How do we produce knowledge? How do we present it? How can we better understand our societies, past and present? And, ultimately, what is it that makes us us? The study of Modern Languages tackles nothing short of these fundamental questions, exploring the very foundations of what it means to be human.



    Moreover, the field is inherently dynamic. Artificial Intelligence tools, such as ChatGPT, have rapidly changed our perspective on language as something uniquely human. Social media have created new ways of reading and consuming information. Concurrently, emerging forms of scholarship are reshaping the way we approach Modern Languages.



    We wanted to learn more about the discipline in an ever-changing and increasingly digital world, so we sat down with Professors Andy Byford and Claudia Nitschke from Durham University, UK. Andy Byford holds the position of Professor of Russian Studies, while Claudia Nitschke is a Professor of German at Durham’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Both have authored numerous publications and are serving as editors of the upcoming “Handbook of Modern Languages”, to be published by De Gruyter in 2024.



    Alexandra Koronkai-Kiss, Editorial Communications Manager at De Gruyter, conducted the interview, which is also available as a video and podcast.


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    • 27 min
    Werner R. Cramer über Farbwahrnehmung: "Lila macht kleine Füße"

    Werner R. Cramer über Farbwahrnehmung: "Lila macht kleine Füße"

    Grün stimmt hoffnungsvoll, ein kühles Blau lässt uns frösteln. Farben
    beeinflussen unsere Stimmung, unser Verhalten und sogar körperliche
    Empfindungen. Die Welt durch unsere Augen ist bunt, doch welche
    Eindrücke entstehen im Sehapparat und welche im Gehirn? Sind Farben
    überhaupt „real“?


    Nicht immer können wir unseren Augen trauen, sagt der Chemiker und
    Autolackdesigner Werner Rudolf Cramer. In seinem neuen Buch „Lila macht
    kleine Füße“ beschreibt er moderne Erkenntnisse der Farbwahrnehmung und
    betrachtet sie sowohl aus physikalischer als auch aus physiologischer
    Sicht.


    In unserem aktuellen Book Talk hatte Ute Skambraks, Content Editor STEM
    bei De Gruyter, die Gelegenheit mit Werner Rudolf Cramer in die
    faszinierende Welt der Farben einzutauchen.



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    • 20 min

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