Taking the Humanities on the Road.

thor. bundles, showcases, and promotes outreach initiatives and projects at the Bernese Faculty of Humanities and beyond. Thor. builds bridges between individual research and participation, analytical and performative research, and between academia and other fields of knowledge.

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thor.blog provides an understandable insight into research in the humanities, reflects on its social relevance, and discusses formats of communication. thor.blog also comments current social phenomena from a humanities perspective.

Tabu, Kultur, Amazon @ Kulturtransfer Migrationshintergrund

Wie fast alles, was uns vertraut ist, einen Migrationshintergrund hat

Das Wort „Tabu“, das bei Sigmund Freud Prominenz erhalten sollte und nicht mehr aus unserem Alltagswortschatz wegzudenken ist, brachte James Cook aus der Südsee mit. „Amok” bezeichnete die legendäre militärische Kampfeswut malayischer Elitekämpfer. Das Hakenkreuz – ein deutsches Fanal des Hasses – geht auf ein indisches Symbol des Glücks zurück, die

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Why my Humanities Library will never be a Total Library–praise be!

Until the beginning of the 1990s, the humanities department at the University of Bern (Switzerland) lived a kind of cellular life, fragmented into the smallest possible units, a diaspora existence in scattered houses. With the construction of the Unitobler in 1993, the humanities were given a center that would make

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thor.news highlights outreach initiatives and events at the  Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern and beyond

Public lecture with Arturo Escobar

Public lecture and workshop with anthropologist Prof. Arturo Escobar Monday, 23rd September, 6.15 pm – 8:00 pm, workshop: Tuesday, 24th September, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

ORD-Bronzepreis für «transcriptiones»

thor. gratuliert Yvonne Fuchs und Dominic Weber zum Open Research Data-Preis in Bronze für ihr revolutionäres Projekt «transcriptiones», welches Forschenden, Studierenden und Citizen Scientists kollaborativen Zugang zu historischen Schriftquellen ermöglicht. Yvonne und Dominic sind beide dieses Jahr bei den Digital Humanities am WBKolleg beschäftigt, um «transcriptiones» weiterzuentwickeln.

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