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There is hope for better times for the past

HISTORY: National-cultivating historiography has characterized Norway for several decades, but Leidulf Melve and Eivind Heldaas Seland show the way out of disability.

Hope, fill and frustration on Greenland

INDEPENDENCE: The people of Greenland are dependent on the outside world, but they see hope for detachment based on their own natural resources and powerful investors.

Superficiality is the new dialogue

CONCEPT ART: A concept-oriented micro-art historical work that overestimates the value of art

Steinhardt grasped the geology

GEOLOGY: Everyone can and should learn more about geology, says Marcia Bjornerud. However, her well-intentioned attempts to bring the subject's insights to life are on the rise.

The big thinker is pulled out of the mole bag

A new biography of the Arab 1300 number historian Ibn Khaldun has recently been published. Is he now getting his renaissance?

History-Metaphysics and Decay

What consequences has the Second World War had for mankind's position in modernity?

Coercion, murder and prosperity

Documents from Saddam Hussein's archives show a completely different Iraq than the usual story tells.

To reduce the world history of Gini coefficients

Another example of history writing.

A rhizomatic world

The ZKM Center for Arts and Media in Karlsruhe will create a greater understanding of the different expressions of media art from a historical perspective.

In the entrance to Yugoslavia's past

Hotel Yugoslavia appears as a reflection of Yugoslavia's greatness and fall – symbolized by the once magnificent and luxurious hotel in the capital of the country that ceased to exist.

The 68 generation according to German history writing

Three newly published books on the sixties provide some surprising and new perspectives. All are written by scientists who do not even belong to this mythical generation.

Undressing the lie

With Ten Myths of Israel, author Ilan Pappe shows how easy "truth" can be constructed and sold to uncritical masses. What consequences does this have for the objective, fact-based truth? The book is appalling reading, and a "must" for anyone interested in Middle East, democracy, politics and history.

The story of Nokia

The fact that Nokia entrepreneurs today work on laundries or hoops around the unemployed in Salo is, to say the least, startling.

Two hundred years of silence

For anyone who wants to know more about today's relationship between Iranians and Arabs, a 60 year old book is highly recommended.

The melancholy interpreter has traveled

The Swedish idea historian and essayist Karin Johannisson died in November. Her books on the history of emotions, body and mind will continue to raise important questions for generations. 

Masterpiece on the history of South Africa

The history book we needed about South Africa has finally arrived – and it probably couldn't have been carried by anyone else. The story is dramatic, diverse and appalling, but also leaves behind optimism and hope.