Publications : Actualités


Häussler, Matthias: The Herero Genocide. War, Emotion, and Extreme Violence in Colonial Namibia, Oxford und New York: Berghahn Books 2021

Drawing on previously inaccessible and overlooked archival sources, The Herero Genocide undertakes a groundbreaking investigation into the war between colonizer and colonized in what was formerly German South-West Africa and is today the nation of Namibia. In addition to its eye-opening depictions of the starvation, disease, mass captivity, and other atrocities suffered by the Herero, it reaches surprising conclusions about the nature of imperial dominion, showing how the colonial state’s genocidal posture arose from its own inherent weakness and military failures. The result is an indispensable account of a genocide that has been neglected for too long.


Platt (Hg.): Fehlfarben der Postmoderne

Kristin Platt (Hg.): Fehlfarben der Postmoderne. Weiter-Denken mit Zygmunt Bauman, Weilerswist: Velbrück Wissenschaft 2020, 356 pp.

Avec les contributions de Jörn Ahrens, Constantin Goschler, Ruth Großmaß, Peter Imbusch, Matthias Junge, Wolfgang Knöbl, Thomas Kron, Kristin Platt, Walter Reese-Schäfer, Jürgen Straub, Jan Weyand.


Mediterranean Other

Medardus Brehl / Andreas Eckl / Kristin Platt (Hgg.): The Mediterranean Other - The other Mediterranean, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink/Ferdinand Schöningh 2019, 230 pp.

Avec les contributions de Cristina Balma Tivola, Julia Blandfort, Medardus Brehl, Andreas Eckl, Paolo Giaccaria, Shlomo Lotan, Anna Piotrowska, Kristin Platt, Christopher Schliephake, Paul Silverstein, Anna Tozzi Di Marco, Felix Wiedemann.

»Today, we particularly encounter the Mediterranean Other in the “refugee”. Scientific, political and public discourses on the Mediterranean are - continuously or most recently? - determined by hegemonial perspectives.

Considering other perceptions, interpretations and representations seems to be impossible in light of financial crises, the new South, blurring borders and unclear securities. The contributions in this volume dispute this form of thinking. The research papers do not only encourage the reader to critically examine current political developments. They also provide a framework for Mediterranean minorities, nongovernmental groups and diasporas in search of their own voice.«

Wichert, Lasse: Personale Mythen des Nationalsozialismus. Die Gestaltung des Einzelnen in literarischen Entwürfen, München: Wilhelm Fink 2018


Mihran Dabag / Kristin Platt: Verlust und Vermächtnis. Überlebende des Genozids an den Armeniern erinnern sich (Perte et héritage. Les survivants du génocide des Arméniens se souviennent), Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh (2. ed.) 2016 (zuerst 2015)



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