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2018


People’s Daily Online, Symposium ‘Deutsch-chinesische Helden und Anti-Helden’ an der SISU eröffnet | October 11, 2018
The Chinese news platform People's Daily Online published a report on the “German-Chinese Heroes and Antiheroes: Strategies of Heroization and Deheroization from Intercultural Perspectives” symposium, co-organized by the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and the SFB 948. The symposium took place at SISU in Shanghai from October 10 to 13, 2018.

Deutschlandfunk, “Böse sind immer die anderen” | July 25, 2018
The Deutschlandfunk radio programme Aus Religion und Gesellschaft aired a feature about heroes and martyrs, where the author Mechtild Klein interviewed Prof. Ulrich Bröckling and Prof. Johanna Pink, heads of projects D12 and D14, respectively. You can listen to the episode or read about it on the Deutschlandfunk website.

SWR2, “Der Wunderwortepriester” | July 6, 2018
Prof. Achim Aurnhammer, head of Project D6, was a guest on SWR2 Forum, a radio program on SWR2. The episode discussed Stefan George, the German poet and literary translator, and was broadcast in honour of his 150th birthday.

University of Freiburg Online Magazine, “The Struggle Against Mountains, Wind and Rain” | June 8, 2018
The University of Freiburg’s online magazine featured an interview with Prof. Andreas Gelz, head of Project D9, about the heroization of competitive cycling in French literature.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur, “Was macht ein Opfer zum Helden?” | March 29, 2018
The cultural sociologist Ulrich Bröckling, head of Project D12, was interviewed by the Deutschlandfunk Kultur programme Interview about the heroization of sacrificing one’s life for another.

FAZ, “Eine Freiburger Tagung zum islamischen Martyrium” | February 21, 2018 (paywall)
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on the workshop organized by Project D14 entitled “Martyrdom in the Modern Islamic World”. The article ran under the headline “Schiitischer als die Schiiten – Tödliche Nachfolge und konfessionsstrategische Instrumentalisierung: Eine Freiburger Tagung zum islamischen Martyrium”.