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2013


Badische Zeitung, “Wie Untugenden zur Tugend wurden” | December 17, 2013
The regional newspaper Badische Zeitung, in an article whose title loosely translates as “From Vice to Virtue”, once again highlighted the SFB 948’s lecture series about artists as heroes (“Künstlerhelden?”), this time with a special look at Rembrandt.

uni'leben, “Verstehen wir uns?” | December 2013
The University of Freiburg’s periodical newspaper, uni’leben, covered a workshop where doctoral students of the SFBs “Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms” and “Medical Epigenetics” learned how to overcome the challenges of scholarly exchange across disciplines.

FAS, “Der menschliche Makel” | September 22, 2013 (paywall)
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper published an article titled “Der menschliche Makel: Äneas bis Snowden – Die Erforschung des Heroischen”, about heroes and superheroes and the research being done at the SFB 948.

SR 2 KulturRadio, “Edward Snowden, ein Held” | July 28, 2013
The SR 2 KulturRadio programme Länge Sieben aired an interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Butter  (Project B4), discussing Edward Snowden’s hero status.

UNIversalis-Zeitung, “Helden–Heroisierungen–Heroismen” | Summer 2013
Marion Klötzer of the UNIversalis-Zeitung, Freiburg’s newspaper for higher education, interviewed Dr. Ralf von den Hoff, Speaker of the SFB 948, on the centre’s central research questions.

Badische Zeitung, “Von göttlicher Herkunft angeblich” | April 27, 2013
The Badische Zeitung profiled the Department of Art History’s “Künstlerhelden?” lecture series, organized by four SFB 948 members, Prof. Dr. Hans W. Hubert and Katharina Helm (Project A4), and Prof. Dr. Anna Schreurs-Morét and Dr. Christina Posselt-Kuhli (Project B3). The lecture series looks at the elevation of artists to hero status, which was not always the case throughout history.

Badische Zeitung, “Kein Held ohne Opfer” | April 18, 2013
The Badische Zeitung reported on the discussions taking place in the US surrounding the controversial new Distinguished Warfare Medal for drone pilots and cyberwarriors. Can one become a hero without facing physical sacrifice or danger? Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bröckling (Project B7) and Prof. Dr. Michael Butter (Project B4) weighed in.

Badische Zeitung, 19 February 2013
On 19 February 2013 the Badische Zeitung reported 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-Speaker of the SFB 948, speaks with Kira Urschinger from Echo FM, the University of Freiburg’s radio station affiliate, 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, Speaker of the SFB 948, speaks with Uli Homann from SWR4, regional radio station for Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, 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, “Alltagshelden” | January 8, 2013
WDR 5 radio’s Neugier genügt broadcast a segment on the topic of everyday heroes. Prof. Ralf von den Hoff, Speaker of the SFB 948, discussed their significance, referring specifically to the case of a man named Nico Knebel, who saved his friend from drowning.