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Erasmus Coordinator

Starting this semester, I am the official Erasmus Coordinator for the History Department of Freiburg University.

More information on the program may be found here, here,  here and here.

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For questions and guidance, I can be reached by email (erasmus.history[at]uni-freiburg.de), or during my office hours (starting October 11, 2016) on tuesdays, 10:00 – 12:30 (location).

 

 

 

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On the H-Soz-Kult platform, I have published a review of Alain Corbin’s Histoire du silence. De la Renaissance à nos jours.

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Alain Corbin: Histoire du silence. De la Renaissance
à nos jours, Paris 2016.

The book presents a wide ranging overview over the changing meanings and uses of silence in Western culture from the Renaisance to the present day. Alongside its historical analysis, it presents a case for the reappraisal of silence as a space of self-knowledge which – as the author argues – has too often been lost in the modern world of “hypermédiatisation” (p. 11).

The review may be found here.

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