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Stasis – Avenues to Ancient Civil War is an academic blog on polarization, internal conflict, and reconciliation in antiquity. Internal conflict has shaped the course of civilizations, and studying this multifaceted phenomenon offers invaluable insight into the cohesive forces and disintegrative potentials of human culture.

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Die Società Italiana per la Storia Contemporanea dell' Area di Lingua Tedesca hat ihren Ursprung im Nationalen Seminar der Italienischen Gesellschaft für das Studium der Zeitgeschichte, Sissco: Transitions, Societies, Institutions in German-speaking Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries, aus dem Jahr 2008.

Ziel der Gesellschaft ist es, auf verschiedenen Ebenen Impulse für eine Vertiefung des deutsch-italienischen historiographischen Dialogs und Vergleichs zu geben.

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"Cliocast ist eine Podcast-Serie von Gesprächen mit Historikerinnen und Historikern über ihre neuen Bücher. In den rund 30minütigen Beiträgen kommen der historische Gegenstand und die zentralen Thesen genauso zur Sprache wie methodische Herausforderungen, die Entstehungsbedingungen und die aktuelle Rezeption und Diskussion der Bücher.

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"Von spannenden Interviewreihen, über wissenschaftliche Podiumsdiskussionen, bis hin zum Wissen entgrenzen-Podcast ist für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei." (URL:

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Taking approaches drawn from cultural studies and particularly from new cultural history, the network Virtuality and Materiality is dedicated to an interdisciplinary historically and anthropologically focused understanding of the interdependencies between virtual and material realities. Virtuality and materiality do not form an irreconcilable, binary opposition; rather, in our view, it is their productive interaction that produces the texture of meanings from which “realities” are made.
We assume that people generate culture in ever new processes of negotiation in the interplay of virtuality and materiality: Be it because cultural imprints are only ideationally available and order, filter, or shape human perceptions of the physical world, or, on the other hand, these ordering performances in everyday interaction with materiality decisively shape virtually generated ideas.

We proceed from the hypothesis that the mechanisms of productive entanglement of materiality and virtuality become particularly evident in times of intensified change, which are often experienced as times of crisis.

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