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2017


Deutschlandfunk, “Heroes of Our Times” | December 3, 2017
Head of Project D12, the cultural sociologist Prof. Ulrich Bröckling, appeared on the Deutschlandfunk radio show Kultur heute to talk about the Heroes of Our Times conference held at the Tutzing Evangelical Academy.

WDR 3, “Bloß keine Helden?” | December 1, 2017
Prof. Ulrich Bröckling, head of Project D12, was a guest on the WDR 3 radio show Kultur am Mittag, where he discussed heroes in post-heroic societies.

Zurich Tages-Anzeiger, “Die H-Frage” | August 3, 2017
Prof. Andreas Gelz, head of Project D9, lent his expertise to an article in the Zurich Tages-Anzeiger entitled “Die H-Frage: Roger Federer ist zurück auf der Tour – als Held?” about Roger Federer’s seemingly heroic comeback.

SWR2, “Vom Superman zur Wonder Woman” | July 20, 2017
Prof. Ulrich Bröckling, head of Project D12, was a guest on SWR2 Forum, a radio program on SWR2. The episode, entitled “Vom Superman zur Wonder Woman: Super-Helden im postheroischen Zeitalter”, centered on superheroes in the post-heroic age.

hr2-kultur, “Auferstanden aus Morphinen – die Tour de France” | July 13, 2017
Prof. Dr. Andreas Gelz, head of Project D9, was a guest on Der Tag, a radio program on hr2-kultur, to talk about the heroization of athletes in competitive cycling. You can hear his piece starting at minute 42:17.

BNN and Pforzheimer Kurier, “400 Pforzheimer” | July 5, 2017
Articles on Prof. Achim Aurnhammer’s lecture on the death of heroes and the legend of the 400 Pforzheimers appeared in the Badische Neueste Nachrichten and the Pforzheimer Kurier. Achim Aurnhammer is head of Project D6.

uniFM, “Held ist wer Held genannt wird” | February 22, 2017
Dr. Nicole Falkenhayner, head of Project D15, was interviewed on uniFM, the University of Freiburg’s student radio station. She discussed questions such as: What actually is a hero? Can we create heroes? And are there differences in the way heroes are perceived around the world?

 

Der Sonntag, “Er blieb praktisch unkorrumpiert” | February 19, 2017
Dr. Nicole Falkenhayner, head of Project D15, gave an interview for Der Sonntag about Kurt Cobain, the reluctant hero of the grunge movement.

SR 2 KulturRadio, “Der letzte große Poet des Rock 'n' Roll” | February 2017
Dr. Nicole Falkenhayner, head of Project D15, spoke with SR 2 KulturRadio about Kurt Cobain, “whose suicide rocked an entire generation”. She explained how the last great poet of rock ‘n’ roll was turned into a hero, and why this type of heroization hardly occurs anymore today.