July - September 2018
- [24.08.2018] “In ancient Rome, insults in politics knew hardly any boundaries”. 52nd Meeting of German Historians examines abuses and “hate speech” in all epochs – Ancient historian Martin Jehne: personal attacks were common among Roman senators – The people in the popular assembly were allowed to insult, but not be offended themselves – “Enormous division between rich and poor” – “Modern societies could need some Roman robustness in dealing with abuse”.
- [05.09.2018] “Researchers scrutinize which refugee policies are admissible ethically”. International conference brings together social scientists and philosophers to scrutinize the unspoken norms of migration policy – “Avoiding political misunderstandings and the formation of opposing camps” – interdisciplinary event organized by the Cluster of Excellence and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Bielefeld.
- [06.09.2018] “Contemporary Arabic literature is experimenting with many new formats”. The Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI) will meet for the first time in Münster in September – Focus on Arabic literature in the context of changes to the media– “Literature and the arts facilitate discourse on highly contested issues such as war, colonialism and political repression – Keynote by Konrad Hirschler on “Conflict and Coexistence”.
- [11.09.2018] “Catholics then, Muslims now: the accusation of isolation”. 52nd Meeting of German Historians in Münster puts the concept of religious “parallel societies” to the test – Debate about “Catholics then – Muslims today” – Contemporary historians: both groups were exposed to similar feelings of foreignness – Podium by the Cluster of Excellence and the Center for Religion and Modernity, with Wilfried Loth, Schirin Amir-Moazami, Marc Breuer, Levent Tezcan.
- [19.09.2018] “The Peace of Westphalia also had its dark side”. The 52nd German Historians’ Convention (Deutscher Historikertag) is to reevaluate the peace agreement 370 years ago – “It was only with the Peace of Westphalia that the politics of colonization became possible” – “Its global historical dimensions have long been overlooked” – Two years after Steinmeier’s speech, the Historians’ Convention will also conduct an interim review of the debate “Peace of Westphalia as a model for the Middle East?”