History & Politics, the audio podcast of the Körber Foundation, offers insights into the connections between the past and the present. Episodes are offered in either German or English.
Aleida Assman, renowned art historian, talks about Europe in crisis mode in the most recent History & Politics Podcast episode. Looking at the history of the EU, she analyses the origins of European cohesion and solidarity as well as current dividing lines. She also explains why we urgently need a new definition for the term “nation”.
Birte Förster on gender roles and gender justice in historical times of crisis and whether the Corona crisis has led to a regression in how domestic care work is shared
Till van Rahden on the past and present of living democracy in Germany and on the Corona pandemic as a challenge for society
Frank Uekötter on drawing lessons from past pandemics and what society and politics can do to deal with abstract challenges
Werner Plumpe on the economic crises of 1929 and 2008 and the future prospects of capitalism
Claudia Weber on the Hitler-Stalin Pact and the outbreak of World War Two
Philip Murphy on colonial legacies of the British Empire and Brexit