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Historical Judgement 06. Magazine of the Deutsches Historisches Museum

Nature and German History. Faith – Biology – Power

The cover story, which will also be published in an English-language supplement, deals with political interpretations of the concept of nature in German history. International experts like Margot Fassler, Annette Kehnel, Stephen Milder and Frank Uekötter examine humanity’s changing relationships with nature, ranging from the works of Hildegard von Bingen in the Middle Ages to the anti-nuclear movement in the 20th century.

As a “friend of precise deviations”, Volker Braun considers in his essay the difficulties of forming a judgement. Annett Gröschner deals with the historical roles played over time by the baroque Zeughaus in Berlin-Mitte, while the topic is augmented by a photo series by the artist Laura J. Padgett. And finally, the exhibition curator and historian Liliane Weissberg discusses the question “What does Enlightenment mean?” with experts Lorraine Daston, Martha C. Nussbaum and Neil MacGregor.

Published by: Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum

Berlin 2024, 104 pages

ISBN 978-3-86102-234-3

ISSN 2626-8094

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