Ines-Jacqueline Werkner, Lotta Mayer, Madlen Krüger (Eds.)

Wege aus dem Krieg in der Ukraine
Szenarien - Chancen - Risiken

FEST kompakt – Analysen – Stellungnahmen – Perspektiven , Vol. 5

Based on six scenarios sketching various forms and ways of a possible end to the war in Ukraine, this volume examines the chances and risks connected with them. The authors discuss questions related to military victory, defeat and a negotiated settlement, approaching the various scenarios from the perspectives of international law, peace ethics, and legal ethics. Moreover, the volume focuses on the societal dimension of the war, covering Russian civil society, the role of the churches in the war zone and peace policy questions related to possible future rapprochement and reconciliation.

Frederike van Oorschot, Selina Fucker (Eds.)

Framing KI
Narrative, Metaphern und Frames in Debatten über Künstliche Intelligenz

FEST Forschung, Vol. 2

In social, political and media debates, "artificial intelligence" is described as a savior, extension or threat to humans. These descriptions construct social imaginations that frame individual and societal discourse about AI. The volume combines case studies of these frames, narratives and metaphors with a reflection on the associated ethical questions under the task of imagination-sensitive ethics. It thus offers the first interdisciplinary introduction to the imagination of artificial intelligence from media studies, communication studies, linguistics, film studies and media ethics.

Johannes Bosch, Jakob Fesenbeckh, Katja Patzel-Mattern (Eds.)

Studienbuch Körpergeschichte

The body has a history: this realization constitutes the starting point for a history of the body, with several related approaches emerging in the 1970s in various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. This pioneering research on the subject forms the basis for a variety of studies in recent decades.

This book presents six theoretical approaches that conceive of the body as a historical and cultural object. After an introduction to the theory and methodology of each of them, an exemplary source analysis demonstrates that a theoretically informed approach can be used to create perspectives on the body in history that differ from its commonplace understandings. The book is aimed at advanced students and researchers with an interest in the history of the body and who are looking for a practical introduction to theory-guided work. 

Benjamin Held et al. (Eds.)


FEST kompakt – Analysen – Stellungnahmen – Perspektiven , Vol. 3

"In the beginning was the rupture" – and it didn't stop at just one. The social, political, psychological, legal, ethical, economic, religious and ecclesiastical consequences of Corona will continue to affect living and future generations for years, if not decades. The scientific, literary, aesthetic and simply discursive everyday processing of this re-experience, a "collective trauma," will take time. Against this background, the authors in this volume - following on from the first FEST kompakt volume – take a look at the complex topic of corona impact assessment from different disciplinary perspectives.

Ines-Jacqueline Werkner, Madlen Krüger, Lotta Mayer (Eds.)

Krieg in der Ukraine
Hintergründe - Positionen - Reaktionen

FEST kompakt – Analysen – Stellungnahmen – Perspektiven , Vol. 4

Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine poses the biggest threat to peace in Europe since the end of World War II. Moreover, the armed invasion on February 24, 2022 marks a turning point for the European peace and security system: Putin aims not only to extend his influence in eastern Europe but also to establish a new world order. The authors of this edited volume examine the background of the war in Ukraine and the constellation of conflict parties. Furthermore, they analyze positions based on ethics of peace as well as those of the church, and highlight Western reactions to the war.

Vincent Heuveline, Nina Bisheh (Eds.)

E-Science-Tage 2021
Share Your Research Data

By sharing research data, scientists can benefit on all fronts: existing data sets can be reused and scientific progress can become more efficient. Data exchange creates more transparency, makes collaborations efficient and can be viewed as a quality assurance measure.

Throughout the E-Science-Tage 2021, the importance, risks and benefits of sharing research data was addressed. This conference proceeding book is a collection of presentations and posters on “Share Your Research data”.

Lisa Horstmann

Ikonographie in Bewegung
Die Überlieferungsgeschichte der Bilder des ›Welschen Gastes‹

How are medieval books transmitted with pictures and text and how do these change in the course of copying processes? This book explores this question and examines the transmission of pictures of the 'Welsche Gast' from an art historical perspective with the help of philological approaches. The 'Welsche Gast' is a Middle High German didactic poem written in 1215/1216 by the Italian cleric Thomasin von Zerklaere. Today, 24 copies of the manuscript have been preserved and large parts of them have been illuminated with a picture cycle. This book analyses the structure and genesis of the picture cycle as well as the changes within the 250-year transmission.

Ulrich Blanché (Ed.)

Stencil Stories
A Stencil History of Street Art / Geschichte des Schablonen-Graffiti

Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg – Kataloge, Vol. 15

Banksy is one of the most famous artists today. The origins of his preferred technique, stencil graffiti, have so far remained largely unexplored. “Stencil Stories” tells their story. Beginning in 1870, a line is drawn from stencils for use, through propaganda and resistance stencils before 1945, protest stencils from May 1968, Pop Art and Conceptual Art stencils, from punk stencils and pochoirists to street art stencils and Banksy. Featuring Blek Le Rat, John Fekner, David Wojnarowicz, Vhils, Alex Vallauri, C215, Banksy or punk bands like CRASS and The Clash. Students from the university and the PH Heidelberg contributed texts.

F. C. Kohlenberger

Valses de l’université de Heidelberg für Klavier zu zwei Händen

Anastasia Eckert, Felicitas Julia Hübner, Fabienne Kathrin Knittel, Rüdiger Thomsen-Fürst (Eds.)

The Valses de l'université de Heidelberg for piano two hands are the work of the piano dealer F. C. Kohlenberger (1814‒1895), who worked in Geneva. In addition to his main profession, Kohlenberger composed and self-published his works. Besides the musical text, the volume also contains extensive commentaries devoted to the composer's biography, the history of the waltz in the 19th century, and the dance in the academic context of the University of Heidelberg.

Stephan Nicolussi-Köhler (Ed.)

Change and Transformation of Premodern Credit Markets
The Importance of Small-Scale Credits

This book explores the development of credit markets to mobilize large amounts of capital in the medieval and early modern period. The everyday financial dealings of craftsmen, farmers and townsmen actually represent the credit transactions of almost the entire historical population and are therefore of special importance. The studies presented in this book focus on the small-scale credit dealings in different regions (England, Wales, Tirol, Northern Italy, Germany, Low Countries). The contributions in the book discuss how the financial needs of the people involved, and the transformation of institutions during the Middle Ages and early modern period, affected access to capital markets and the practice of money lending.

Adrian Kuhl, Silke Leopold, Dorothea Redepenning (Eds.)

Über das Marionettentheater (hinaus)
Musik und Puppen

Based on a symposium, the volume discusses in various contributions the relationship between music and puppet theatre, which has a long and varied history. On the one hand, it focuses on the performance of opera with puppets in the 18th century and musicalised puppet theatre in the middle of the 20th century; on the other hand, the volume takes a look at the integration of puppet themes in the subject, aesthetics and staging of opera with real singers. This focus is complemented by a historical tour of the relationship between puppets and music and a look at the institutionalisation of puppetry in international organisations, using UNIMA and UNESCO as examples.

Benjamin Held, Frederike van Oorschot (Eds.)

Digitalisierung: Neue Technik – neue Ethik
Interdisziplinäre Auseinandersetzung mit den Folgen der digitalen Transformation

FEST Forschung, Vol. 1

New Technologies - new Ethics? The volume, produced in interdisciplinary research at FEST, discusses what is "new" in and through digital technologies in different fields of science and society: What is truly new? Do novel objects, tools, forms of perception, means of cognition, questions, actors, and/or forms of communication emerge? Is something "new" recognizable or do existing questions continue in other medial forms?

The contributions are linked to one another by lines of arguments and fields, which - similar to hashtags - weave together individual statements into threads and thus enable mapping the debate around different concepts or phenomena. Throughout the volume, one can follow these threads:

- #predictability #surveillance #control #freedom #democracy

- #media change #perception #hermeneutics

- #anthropology #ethics #theology

This volume contributes to the necessary debate about the ethical shaping of the digital transformation and wants to stimulate further reflection, research, and discussion about new technologies and new ethics in the context of digitalization.

Susan Richter (Ed.)

Amo te solo
Briefe der Kurfürstin Elisabeth Augusta an den Herzog Clemens Franz in Bayern 1743–1770

The year 2021 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Elisabeth Augusta of the Palatinate (1721–1794). As the eldest granddaughter of Elector Carl Philipp, she was married to the heir to the electoral dignity, Carl Theodor, on her 21st birthday in Mannheim Castle. Her younger sister, Maria Anna, was married on the same day to Clemens Franz von Paula, Duke of Bavaria. Elisabeth Augusta and Clemens Franz had fallen in love with each other in the run-up to the marriages and maintained a close, intimate and also erotic relationship for many years. Their correspondence reflects their close relationship, their duties and limits, their boredom and hopes, their occasional weariness with court life and their understanding of their princely role. It is not an exchange of scholarly content or serious commentary on political developments, but a glimpse into the prince's everyday life, a piece of normality. Nevertheless, it is precisely this that appears all the more exciting, as the private scope of action of princely persons and the hidden language of love and passions are also revealed here.   

Klaus Lieberz, Lucie Adamek, Bertram Krumm (Eds.)

Die Richtlinien-Psychotherapie
Expeditionen in einem dunklen Kontinent

The book deals with the still unresolved questions of therapist selection, psychosomatic-psychotherapeutic/psychiatric diagnostics, indication and differential indication with regard to various psychotherapeutic procedures, assessment of disease severity and prognostic prospects under the naturalistic conditions of psychotherapeutic practice within the framework of guideline psychotherapy. The book particularly touches the interests of medical and psychological psychotherapists. The linkage of psychotherapeutic practice and research involves the question of the nature and extent of quality assurance in this field.

Susanna Werger

Le Caractère destructeur dans l'art
Poétique, musique et performance des mouvements d'avant-garde autour de la première guerre mondiale

La destruction est un angle de vue capable d'englober un grand nombre d'auteurs et de compositeurs différents. Ce travail propose de rechercher les répétitions au cours de l'histoire littéraire, de trouver les moments de continuité ou de rupture. Le dénominateur commun du caractère destructeur sert à détecter une facette du style de l'époque. L'intérêt de contempler plusieurs domaines dans l'art des mouvements d'avant-garde réside dans la pratique artistique qui connaît de plus en plus d'échanges et de synergies entre les différents domaines ; les formes d'expression s'entre-influencent, s'entrechoquent et communiquent. L'ouverture des genres et des frontières linguistiques, pour les études comparatives, rend cette démarche d'autant plus indispensable : cela implique l'étude des grands travaux qui unissent toutes les formes d'expression. Il est donc souhaitable que l'on puisse comprendre et visualiser les réciprocités entre la littérature, la musique et la performance. Le slogan captivant du caractère destructeur synthétise une base créative de l'art d'avant-garde et touche à son paradoxe inévitable : la destruction implique en effet des aspects créatifs ; l'espace libéré sera rempli aussitôt.

Destruction is a perspective that encompasses a large number of different authors and composers. This work seeks patterns of repetition throughout literary history, to find moments of continuity or rupture. The common denominator of destructiveness is used to detect a facet of the style of the time. The interest in contemplating several fields in the art of avant-garde movements lies in artistic practice, which is experiencing more and more exchanges and synergies between the different fields of literature, music and performance; forms of expression influence each other, clash and communicate. The opening up of genres and linguistic borders for comparative studies makes this approach all the more essential: this necessitates the study of the major works that unite all forms of expression. It is therefore desirable to be able to understand and visualize the reciprocity between the above fields. The captivating slogan of destructive character synthesises a creative basis of avant-garde art and touches upon its inevitable paradox: destruction actually implies creative aspects; the space freed up is immediately filled again.

Klaus-Peter Schroeder

Die Heidelberger Universität auf dem Weg in das „Dritte Reich“
Arnold Paul Ruge, Philipp Lenard – Emil Julius Gumbel

“Fellow students – the wind of pestilence that is the Jewish Rule is blowing against you!” – These words formed the headline of a leaflet published in 1920, penned by the Heidelberg lecturer Arnold Ruge. Ruge, as well as Philipp Lenard, Heidelberg University's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, are exemplary of a not insignificant circle of academic “fire-starters”, who already in the early years of the Weimar Republic unleashed a storm of antisemitism. One of the victims of this persecution, which was widely received amongst Heidelberg students of the time and supported by both Lenard and Ruge, was Emil Julius Gumbel. The hounding of Gumbel, which was organised by the National Socialist German Students' League, resulted in in the withdrawal of his venia legendi. Gumbel was prominently featured on a list of thirty-four Germans who were “expatriated” on August 23, 1933. Against the backdrop of these events, the impact of which was felt far beyond Heidelberg, this work illustrates the path of the Ruperto Carola into the catastrophe which was the Third Reich.

Detlef Junker

Deutschland und die USA 1871–2021

Deutschland und die USA 1871-2021 (Germany and the United States 1871–2021) is the first comprehensive look at 150 years of German-American relations. It traces this dramatic story in all its complexity from the founding of the German nation state in 1871 to World War I, the Weimar Republic, Hitler and Nazi Germany, the Cold War and its demise, and the revolution of 9/11. The book also scrutinizes the presidencies of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump on one side of the Atlantic, as well as the tenure of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the other side.

This book comprises earlier publications of the author and closes with a new chapter on “Obama, Trump, der Niedergang einer imperialen Demokratie und die amerikanisch-deutschen Beziehungen 2009–2021 – Ein Essay.” (“Obama, Trump, the decline of an imperial democracy and American-German relations 2009–2021.”)

Dietrich Harth

José Rizals Kampf um Leben und Tod
Facetten einer kolonialismuskritischen Biografie

José Rizal (1861-1896) studied medicine in Manila and Madrid, completed a special training as an ophthalmologist in Paris, Heidelberg and Berlin, wrote poems and socially critical novels, and attacked with a pointed pen the arbitrary colonial rule of the Spaniards over his Filipino-Tagalog homeland. Although he was a partisan of non-violent decolonization, he was sentenced to death by a Spanish military tribunal for incitement to riot and executed. Dietrich Harth’s biography approaches the life and work of the Filipino intellectual in four steps. In the first part, he sums up the most important phases of the more than 300 years of colonial rule of the Spanish crown and outlines the changes that followed the American regime, with particular emphasis on the idolization of Rizal as a national hero. The second part chronicles the history of the family background, the education and the persecution of Rizal, while the third part is devoted to his diverse, scholarly inspired research interests, which he treated in numerous essays, and not least to his closely related polemics against the colonial regime. The last part deals with the politically as well as literary remarkable novels Noli me tángere and El Filibusterismo, which established Rizal's fame in the Southeast Asian world and which is part of government-ordered reading in all educational institutions in the Philippines. The present biography is the first comprehensive presentation in German that seeks to approach Rizal's way of thinking in a direct way, i.e. by translating it from Filipino Spanish into German.

Sarah Jäger

Jenseits des Patriarchats
Ansätze feministischer Theologie

FEST kompakt – Analysen – Stellungnahmen – Perspektiven , Vol. 2

"If God is male, then the male is God" – this is how the American feminist theologian Mary Daly put it in 1973. Much has happened since then: Different concepts of feminist theology have rethought the central contexts of Christian theology and have dreamed of a more just world for men and women.

This book presents the central course of development of feminist theologies from their beginnings to the present day. At the same time, it outlines an own approach that explores the chances of a contemporary queer gender-conscious theology.

Sebastian Starystach, Kristina Höly (Eds.)

The Silence of Organizations
How Organizations Cover up Wrongdoings

Be it child abuse in the Catholic Church, manipulations of transplant lists or the current Dieselgate cases. Scandals repeatedly shake our trust in organizations. Against the backdrop of the devastation that rule-breaking in and by organizations leaves in our society, it is necessary to address how wrongdoings and crimes are regularly swept under the organizational carpet. To this end, the present anthology brings together contributions of international researchers from various disciplines to explain how organizational wrongdoing can flourish in the shadow of organizational silence despite tightening regulations, and increased efforts of compliance and prosecution.