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Culturopolia
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Culturopolia ist eine Serie von Feuilletons, die zwischen 2011 und 2014 im "Sixth Sense" von Europe & Me erschienen. Sie widmen sich in Vergessenheit geratenen Verbindungen quer durch die europäische Kulturgeschichte – von den europäischen Sonntagsnarrativen der lateinischen Sprache und des Christentums über international vernetzte Denker der Weimarer Klassik und Pointen der Aufklärung bis zu den tausendjährigen Schrecken der Kriege auf europäischen Boden.

 

Die Serie wurde initiiert und herausgegeben (sofern nicht abweichend angegeben) von Matt Shearman.

 

 

Europe’s Latin Question, 1. Januar 2012

 

"The charming lady who gave our continent her name was of Jewish ethnicity and Phoenician (nowadays Lebanese, Syrian and Israeli) nationality, the god who kidnapped her was Greek, and they had their first sex in Crete. The roots of the mythical figure "Europa" are of Greek and not of Latin origin. And yet the "Latin connection" is highlighted on every possible occasion when it comes to legitimising the idea of a European identity, or even a European language."

(Europe & Me, Teaser)

 

Hrsg. von Carmen Zech.

Erschienen im "Brain" von Europe & Me.

 

Bild: Wikipedia.

 

Lateinische Inschrit auf einem Glasfenster
Büste von Adam Mickiewicz in Weimar

Mickewicz and Me, 15. Januar 2011

 

Wie kommt die Büste von diesem M-I-C-K-I-E-W-I-C-Z in die Stadt Goethes und Schillers?

 

Bild: Wikipedia.

 

Louis, Max, and Freddy

3. Februar 2011

 

"The French, not the Greeks, invented today's Europe and did so through bloodshed and tragedy. Rejecting the feudal-absolutist class society, realising the ideas and values of the enlightenment, 1789 was the birth of what would become a commonly shared notion of democracy and human rights throughout Europe. Yet 1789 also proved how dramatically a supreme moral vision can turn into its opposite through its very implementation – likewise a dilemma of persistent relevance. A German poet was early in grasping that, and tried to lead France on his alternative path to democracy: Friedrich Schiller."

(Europe & Me)

 

Bild: Wikipedia.

Guillotinierung Robespierres
Erdbeben von Lissabon

The Best of All Possible Worlds?

2. April 2011

 

"An earthquake of magnitude 9, a tsunami of 15 metres, conflagration for days. 85 percent of a blossoming metropolis is devastated, 235,000 people killed. A mental shake-up makes the foundations of age-old world views crumble, and when the initial distress dies away the world finds itself undergoing a process of deep rethinking hitherto unseen." 

(Europe & Me)

 

Bild: Wikipedia.

 

After Lisbon is Just as it Was Before Lisbon

25. April 2011

 

Was würde Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz zu Fukushima sagen?

 

Bild: Wikipedia.

 

Erdbeben von Lissabon

Watch Europe in Three Minutes

1. Oktober 2013

 

This is funny.

This is called Europe. Europe is three minutes long, five inches wide, and three inches high. You can watch Europe in HD. If you like Europe, just send the link to Europe to your friends. After all, it doesn't take long.

 

Hrsg. von Velislav Ivanov

Erschienen im "Diaphragm" von Europe & Me.