PUBLICATIONS

2019
Esoteric Images: Decoding the Late Herat School of Painting
In Esoteric Images: Decoding the Late Herat School of Painting Tawfiq Daʿadli decodes the pictorial language which flourished in the city of Herat, modern Afghanistan, under the rule of the last Timurid ruler, Sultan Husayn Bayqara (r.1469-1506). This study focuses on one illustrated manuscript of a poem entitled Khamsa by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, kept in the British Library under code Or.6810. Tawfiq Daʿadli decodes the paintings, reveals the syntax behind them and thus deciphers the message of the whole manuscript. The book combines scholarly efforts to interpret theological-political lessons embedded in one of the foremost Persian schools of art against the background of the court dynamic of an influential medieval power in its final years.
Evelyn Runge. 2019. “Annekathrin Kohout: Netzfeminismus. Strategien weiblicher Bildpolitik.” Medienwissenschaft: Rezensionen, 4.
The Family of Man is one of the most famous photo exhibitions of all times. Since 1994, the last remaining original is exhibited publicly in Luxemburg. Whereas scholars have dismissed The Family of Man for decades as sentimental and stereotypical, teachers embraced it early on for its potential to instruct visual literacy. This article presents a set of three courses about The Family of Man, including a seminar, a practical tutorial, and an excursion to the exhibition in Clervaux, Luxemburg. It argues that The Family of Man is nowadays still important for teaching visual literacy at the intersection of photo history, photo theory, and exhibition design.
Evelyn Runge. 2019. “Gerhard Paul: Das visuelle Zeitalter. Punkt und Pixel.” Rundbrief Fotografie.
Evelyn Runge and Annette Vowinckel. 2019. “Introduction. - Special Issue about: Israel, Palästina und die deutsche Zeitgeschichte [Israel, Palestine and German Contemporary History].” Zeithistorische Forschungen [Studies in Contemporary History], 3. Abstract
Issue 3/2019: Israel, Palestine and German Contemporary History; ed. by Evelyn Runge and Annette Vowinckel. Geographically and culturally the Middle East seems to be far away from Germany. From a historical point of view, this is a fallacy, because the virulent conflicts there today are closely interwoven with German and European colonial history, the history of National Socialism and German post-war history. The Middle East conflict is also present in many ways in contemporary German everyday life: while the media repeatedly report on anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist attacks, the restaurant »Kanaan« in Prenzlauer Berg, jointly run by a Jewish and an Arab Israeli, serves »Hummus for International Understanding«. Berlin and Jerusalem are connected on a completely different level by the presence of walls in the cityscape: from 1948 to 1967 Jerusalem was a divided city, Berlin from 1961 to 1989, since 2002 a wall separates parts of East Jerusalem from the Palestinian autonomous territories.Some of the contributions in this issue are devoted to the various effects of the Middle East conflict on German society, such as the presence of Palestinian and Israeli groups in the Federal Republic. Others focus on German-Israeli phenomena such as the reception of Ephraim Kishon's books or the Federal Republic's arms exports to Israel in the 1970s. The aim is to document and discuss how closely German contemporary history is linked to that of Israel and Palestine to this day.
Evelyn Runge and Annette Vowinckel. 2019. Israel, Palästina und die deutsche Zeitgeschichte [Israel, Palestine and German Contemporary History]. Edited by Evelyn Runge and Annette Vowinckel. Abstract
Issue 3/2019: Israel, Palestine and German Contemporary History. ed. by Evelyn Runge and Annette Vowinckel. Geographically and culturally the Middle East seems to be far away from Germany. From a historical point of view, this is a fallacy, because the virulent conflicts there today are closely interwoven with German and European colonial history, the history of National Socialism and German post-war history. The Middle East conflict is also present in many ways in contemporary German everyday life: while the media repeatedly report on anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist attacks, the restaurant »Kanaan« in Prenzlauer Berg, jointly run by a Jewish and an Arab Israeli, serves »Hummus for International Understanding«. Berlin and Jerusalem are connected on a completely different level by the presence of walls in the cityscape: from 1948 to 1967 Jerusalem was a divided city, Berlin from 1961 to 1989, since 2002 a wall separates parts of East Jerusalem from the Palestinian autonomous territories.Some of the contributions in this issue are devoted to the various effects of the Middle East conflict on German society, such as the presence of Palestinian and Israeli groups in the Federal Republic. Others focus on German-Israeli phenomena such as the reception of Ephraim Kishon's books or the Federal Republic's arms exports to Israel in the 1970s. The aim is to document and discuss how closely German contemporary history is linked to that of Israel and Palestine to this day.
Evelyn Runge. 2019. “Katrin Tiidenberg: Selfies: Why We Love (and Hate) Them.” Medienwissenschaft : Rezensionen, Nr. 2/2019.
Chiara Caradonna. 2019. “Reading manuscripts as notation: an experiment into the possibilities of interpretation.” In Open Scriptures, Material Contemplations. The Art of Notation, edited by Cinthya García Leyva, Susana González Aktories, Barbara Ventarola, and Georg Witte. De Gruyter.
Evelyn Runge. 2019. “Robert Hariman, John Louis Lucaites: The Public Image. Photography and Civic Spectatorship.” Medienwissenschaft : Rezensionen.
Evelyn Runge. 2019. “Stefanie Michels, Sissy Helff (eds.): Global Photographies: Memory - History – Archives.” Medienwissenschaft : Rezensionen, Nr. 2/2019.

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