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2013


uni'leben, December 2013
uni'leben, the newspaper of University of Freiburg, reports on a workshop in which doctoral students of the Collaborative Research Centers "Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms" and "Medical Epigenetics" can familiarize themselves with the challenges presented by transdisciplinary academic work.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 22 September 2013
The newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (in the issue from 22 September 2013) reports on comic (super)heroes and the research being done on the heroic at the SFB 948.

SR2, 28 July 2013
On 28 July 2013, the Saarland radio station SR2 KulturRadio broadcasts an interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Butter (Head of Project B4) during an edition of the program Länge Sieben titled "Edward Snowden, a Hero."

UNIversalis, Summer Semester 2013
Freiburg's newspaper for university and higher education, UNIversalis, interviews Dr. Ralf von den Hoff, Spokesperson for the SFB 948, on its central research questions and its field of interest in its issue from the summer semester 2013.

Badische Zeitung, 18 April 2013
In its issue from 18 April 2013, the Badische Zeitung in its article "Kein Held ohne Opfer" (translated "No Sacrifice, No Hero")  reports on the discussions taking place in the US surrounding the new medal for drone pilots. Two members of the SFB 948 are quoted in the article, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bröckling (Sociology, Project B7) and Prof. Dr. Michael Butter (American Studies, Project B4).

Badische Zeitung, 19 February 2013
On 19 February 2013 the Badische Zeitung reports in an article titled "Der Held im postheroischen Zeitlater" (translated "The Hero in the Post-Heroic Age") on the official opening ceremony of the SFB 948 from 13 February 2013. Stefan Tolksdorf recounts the opening remarks held by the University of Freiburg’s Rector Schiewer, Assistant Director Knorr from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research and Art and Prof. von den Hoff. In addition, Mr. Tolksdorf summarizes the statements made by the participants in the podium discussion.

Echo FM, 7 February 2013
Prof. Dr. Ronald G. Asch, Vice Spokesperson for the SFB 948, speaks with Kira Urschinger from Echo FM, the University of Freiburg’s radio station affiliate, on 7 February 2013, about what makes a hero, about the transformations of the heroic in history and about the format of a collaborative research project.

SWR4, 6 February 2013
Prof. Dr. Ralf von den Hoff, Spokesperson of the SFB 948, speaks with Uli Homann from SWR4, regional radio station for Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, on 6 February 2013, on the relevance of "heroes – heroizations – heroisms."

FRIAS News, February 2013
In February 2013 an article in the FRIAS newsletter Nr. 7 titled "Rückenwind für die Forschung" (translated "Support for Research") reports on the new collaborative research centers with a focus in the humanities at the University of Freiburg: SFB 948 "Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms" and SFB 1015 "Muße. Konzepte, Räume, Figuren."

WDR 5, 8 January 2013
On 8 January 2013, the regional radio station WDR5 for Western Germany released the podcast on "Alltagshelden" (translated "Everyday Heroes"). Prof. Ralf von den Hoff, Spokesperson for the SFB 948, discusses the significance of everyday heroes referring specifically to the case of Nico Knebel who saved his friend from drowning.