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Corona als Riss. Perspektiven für Kirche, Politik und Ökonomie

Is the Corona pandemic a threat to world peace? Can the professions simply be digitalised? How does infection control change ecclesiastical life? These and other questions are collected in the volume "Corona als Riss. Perspektiven für Kirche, Politik und Ökonomie" in the series "FEST kompakt", which will be published shortly. The series gathers contributions on current political and social topics from the ongoing work of the interdisciplinary research centre of the Protestant Studies Association (FEST) in Heidelberg. The new volume, edited by Benjamin Held, Thomas Kirchoff, Frederike van Oorschot, Philipp Stoellger and Ines-Jacqueline Werkner, aims to stimulate understanding of the corona crisis, but also of its contradictions, and to initiate future work.


The "Kalendrier la Royne" by Wilhelm von Saint-Cloud

A calendar structures time and makes it plannable. And it is a testimony to its time of origin. The Kalendrier la Royne by the Parisian astronomer William of Saint-Cloud from 1296 impressively illustrates both the state of knowledge of astronomy and computistics of its time and the shift of medieval science from a clerical culture to a lay culture.


Data to Knowledge: The E-Science Days 2019

In almost all sciences, research data is digitally archived with the help of modern information systems. The participants of the E-Science Days 2019 asked themselves how the enormous collective knowledge of our time must be documented and structured so that it can be put to good use.


Now online: Opera - Southwest

On the occasion of the 70th birthday of Silke Leopold, head of the research centre "History of Southwest German Court Music" at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the anniversary publication highlights selected aspects of court opera in the German southwest of the 18th and early 19th centuries.


Dirty Skirts: Body Politics and Coming-of-Age in Feminist Fiction of the Caribbean Diaspora

In her study Wiebke Beushausen examines coming of age novels by authors with Caribbean roots. Their works deal critically with the relationship between body, subject and society. This book shows how feminist, political writing gives visibility to marginalized bodies, identities and stories. The bodies described in the novels fulfil a social, cultural and historical function, thus imagining and documenting the political discourses of our time.


Aegidus Romanus. About the lordship (ca. 1277-1279)

The Fürstenspiegel De regimine principum by Aegidius Romanus was not only the most widely distributed work of its genre in the late Middle Ages, but also one of the most widely read secular writings of all. It was translated into almost all the vernacular languages of Western Christendom. Dr. Volker Hartmann is the first to publish it in a modern bilingual edition.


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