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  • “`Tis the Season?” Staging Christmas markets

    “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 2014 in Germany is estimated ...

    “`Tis the Season?” Staging Christmas markets
  • 100 Years of the “Christmas Truce”. Longing for a New Narrative

    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, the British supermarket chain, stunned its...

    100 Years of the “Christmas Truce”. Longing for a New Narrative
  • “Mandatory attendance, farewell!”

    „Adieu, Anwesenheitspflicht“

    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.

    “Mandatory attendance, farewell!”
  • Illuminating Berlin – looking back in the year 25

    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.” ...

    Illuminating Berlin – looking back in the year 25

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