Iris takes us to her beloved Venice and offers us an insight into one of the most famous feasts of the city. Enjoy a virtual tour through the gondoliers, boats and cracking fireworks!
In a guest contribution the political scientist Saskia Schäfer argues the case for citizens of modern societies to acknowledge the complexity, temporality, and variability of identities.
An example from German-Czech history shows how difficult it can still be today to produce a collective narrative for the European commemorative culture.
The fight for equal rights in Europe is far from over. In a very personal text the slam poetry artist Veronika Rieger writes about the feeling of one’s own love being treated as second-class, and takes a look at the hypocrisy of the arguments people bring up again and again.
Skellig Michael, Ireland. Not many people know the history of this island, where legend seems to impose itself and to overcome present reality.
One of the most interesting aspects of English has to be the variations of the language that are spoken globally. English is spoken in countries which are on the other side of the world from each other, and this offers some staggering diversity.
Living in the Western world, it is very easy to take the existence and enforcement of human rights for granted. And in fact, that’s what they should be. But in a world where populism and narcissism are on the rise again, this topic suddenly seems more relevant than ever, not only when talking about other countries and cultures, but also right here, in our own backyard. Time to show off your knowledge about human rights – or take the hint and get up to speed!
While many may have noticed this before, it is crucial to understand that the way in which our languages are structured oftentimes breeds social issues. Language stands at the core of a person’s experiences and ideas, and its default structure often limits or expands our thinking.
Rallies of right-wing populists and anti-EU demonstrations have been the order of the day in Europe. Pro-European and liberal movements, however, only usually make their voices heard just after an election has been decided in favour of nationalists and populists. But Pulse of Europe wants to change that and give the fans of a united Europe a voice. We spoke with Akilnathan Logeswaran, who has been out on the streets of Munich, demonstrating for the EU since February.
What is the first thing you teach your new foreign friend in your native language? More often than not, it is a bad word, am I right? Most Erasmus students come back home experts in multilingual swearing, and if you haven’t heard these expressions before, here is your chance to catch up!