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"Es weihnachtet sehr?" Inszenierte Weihnachtsmärkte
There are approximately 1500 Christmas markets in Germany attracting 85 million visitors each year. An increase of 70 percent has been recorded since the year 2000. The sales revenue for... Read More ›
100 Jahre "Weihnachtsfrieden". Sehnsucht nach einem neuen Narrativ
Not all is quiet on the Western Front: The annual unofficial competition for the best Christmas advert in the United Kingdom was decided as long ago as 12 November. Sainsbury’s,... Read More ›
Recently, the ASTA (German Students' Union) of the University of Duisburg-Essen ran a front-page headline, reading "Mandatory attendance, farewell!" ("Adieu, Anwesenheitspflicht"). If one believes ASTA representatives, their victory bears comparison with the enforcement of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen during the French Revolution.
Berlin ist erleuchtet - Zurückblicken im Jahr 25
A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this historic event was commemorated by a celebration, held in Berlin last month and greeted with great acclaim by the general public and the media alike: the “Border of Lights.” ...
"Die Wiedervereinigung ist ein Hit" – in Südkorea!
It was South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye who coined this phrase. On being awarded an honorary doctorate of the Technical University of Dresden Ms. Park delivered a speech outlining her... Read More ›
Leiden am kollektiven Kult ums Kognitive
Why is it that of all the mental diseases on record we are so preoccupied with those occurring at the beginning and at the end of life? The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dementia have both attracted the attention of the medical ...
Regen Lehrpläne historisches Denken an?
In recent years, German-speaking history didactics has once again focused on curricula and syllabuses. The Swiss "Lehrplan 21" project has demonstrated how controversial curricular issues remain to this day.
24 September is annually “Heritage Day” in South Africa. A Cape Town cartoonist conveyed greetings for the day in a cartoon he entitled “When the rainbow nation becomes the... Read More ›