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October

New Release | Ulrich Bröckling, et al.: "Das Andere der Ordnung"


Das Andere der Ordnung: Theorien des Exzeptionellen, edited by Ulrich Bröckling, Tobias Schlechtriemen, Matthias Leanza and Christian Dries, has been released. Bröckling, Schlechtriemen and Dries constitute the research team of the SFB 948’s sociology project, "The Hero as Disturbing Element: The Sociology of Exceptionality" (B7).

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New Release | Ulrich Bröckling, et al.: "Das Andere der Ordnung"

October

New Release | Katharina Helm, et al.: "Künstlerhelden?"


Künstlerhelden? Heroisierung und mediale Inszenierung von Malern, Bildhauern und Architekten, edited by Katharina Helm, Hans W. Hubert, C. Posselt-Kuhli and Anna Schreurs-Morét, has been released. The editors constitute the research teams of the SFB 948’s art history projects (A4 and B3).

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New Release | Katharina Helm, et al.: "Künstlerhelden?"

October

New Release | Thomas Seedorf: "Heldensoprane"


The first volume of the SFB 948’s “Figurationen des Heroischen” series has been released: Heldensoprane: Die Stimmen der eroi in der italienischen Oper von Monteverdi bis Bellini by Thomas Seedorf. Seedorf is the leader of Project A7, “The Voice of the Hero: Vocal Presentation of the Heroic in the Opera During the First Half of the 19th Century”.

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New Release | Thomas Seedorf: "Heldensoprane"

October

Conference Programme | "Heroes and Things"

The conference programme for "Heroes and Things: Heroisches Handeln und Dinglichkeit" (Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, November 21, 2015) is now available, along with all other organizational information.

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Conference Programme | "Heroes and Things"

September

Interview with Prof. Dr. Barbara Korte in Magazin der Staatstheater Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Barbara Korte, leader of projects C3 and C4, gave an interview which was published in the first issue of Reihe 5: Magazin der Staatstheater Stuttgart.

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Interview with Prof. Dr. Barbara Korte in Magazin der Staatstheater Stuttgart

September

Interview with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bröckling on Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bröckling, leader of Project B7, "The Hero as Disturbing Element: The Sociology of Exceptionality", gave an interview to the Deutschlandfunk Kultur radio station on August 31, 2015. The program is called "80 Jahre Stachanow-Norm: Wie sieht ein Held der Arbeit heute aus?" (translated: 80 Years of the Stakhanov Norm: What Does a Hero of Labor Look Like Today?) The interview is in German.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bröckling on Deutschlandfunk Kultur

August

The SFB 948 Welcomes Visiting Researcher Tolga U. Esmer

The SFB 948 welcomes Prof. Dr. Tolga U. Esmer (Central European University, Budapest) as its next visiting researcher. His research focuses on the history of the late Ottoman Empire, especially the social and political significance of so-called social bandits. He will be at the SFB 948 from August until November 2015, working on his project "Bandits, Saints, and Ethno-Martyrs: Remembering a Muslim Frontier Family in the 'Age of Nationalism' in the Balkans".

The SFB 948 Welcomes Visiting Researcher Tolga U. Esmer

June

The SFB 948 Welcomes Visiting Researcher Benjamin van Tourhout

The SFB 948 would like to welcome another guest researcher: Benjamin van Tourhout from KU Leuven. Van Tourhout is active as a playwright, author and director, who also reflects on his artistic work in scholarly projects. Along these lines, he will be working on his project "How to Touch the Untouchables? How Can a Historical Hero Shed an Ethical Light on Contemporary Paradigms Through Theatrical Narrative?" during his time at the SFB 948. Van Tourhout is also the head researcher on the project "Recreating the Hero: Research Towards a Contemporary and Present Artistic Interpretation of Archetype Heroes" at the LUCA School of Arts.

The SFB 948 Welcomes Visiting Researcher Benjamin van Tourhout

June

SWR2 Radio Interview on the Return of Heroes with the SFB 948's Speaker

On June 8, 2015, Matinee, the Sunday feature of the German radio station SWR2, aired an episode entitled "Raus aus der Krise – Die Rückkehr der Helden" (translation: out of crisis – the return of heroes). In this three-hour show, we hear from experts on various topics such as heroes in the nursery, heldentenors, everyday heroes as well as cinematic heroes. One of the interviews is with Prof. Dr. Ralf von den Hoff, speaker of the SFB 948, who discusses "Wer sind die Helden von heute?" (translation: who are today's heroes?) The programme is in German.

SWR2 Radio Interview on the Return of Heroes with the SFB 948's Speaker

May

The SFB 948 Welcomes Visiting Researcher Holger Hoock

The SFB 948 welcomes its newest guest researcher, Prof. Dr. Holger Hoock (Pittsburgh), whose work focuses primarily on the long 18th century with an emphasis on Great Britain, the British Empire and North America. Mr. Hoock will be a guest at the SFB 948 from May until the end of July 2015, where he will be working on his project "Civil War in the British Empire: Practices, Representations, and Legacies of Violence in the American Revolution and Revolutionary War".

The SFB 948 Welcomes Visiting Researcher Holger Hoock