Category Archives: Geschichte

Boundless Espionnage?

A snapshot of the Boundless Informant data, contained in a top secret NSA “global heat map” seen by the Guardian, shows that in March 2013 the agency collected 97bn pieces of intelligence from computer networks worldwide.

Glenn Greenwald and Ewen McAskill: Boundless Informant: the NSA’s secret tool to track global surveillance data, in:, 2013-06-08.

Jubiläumsausstellung “Expedition Grimm” in Kassel

Nachts noch auf der Althane geseßen, die Lindenblüthen erfüllten die ganze Luft. (Wilhelm Grimm 1821)

Tilman Spreckelsen: Austellung ‘Expedition Grimm.’ Erzählen, Edieren, Umarbeiten, in:, 28.4.2013


Doppelporträt von Jakob und Wilhelm Grimm, nach Ludwig Emil Grimm, 1843.

Archiv auf verlorenem Posten…?

Archiv auf verlorenem Posten?

Über den Neubau des Archivs wurde ein Planungsstopp verhängt. Warum? Weil die Zukunft der Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek (KMB), die darin – wie das Rheinische Bildarchiv – auch untergebracht wird, wieder offen ist. Die Universität, der die Stadt diesen einzigartigen Bücherschatz, um Kosten zu sparen, gern überlassen würde, kann dazu noch keine Entscheidung treffen.

Andreas Rossmann: Neubau des Kölner Stadtarchivs. Blamagestopp, in:, 2013-04-10.

Libraries as repositories for the digital universe

From this point forward, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge University Library and Trinity College Library Dublin will have the right to receive a copy of every UK electronic publication, on the same basis as they have received print publications such as books, magazines and newspapers for several centuries. (…)
The regulations, known as legal deposit, will ensure that ephemeral materials like websites can be collected, preserved forever and made available to future generations of researchers, providing the fullest possible record of life and society in the UK in the 21st century for people 50, 100, even 200 or more years in the future.

See also: British Library: The Curators’ 100

Weibliche Meisterschaft am “Bauhaus”

Even so, all three women ended up working in areas that the male-dominated design establishment did not deem to be as important as, say, architecture or industrial design, partly because they were seen as female preserves. Fewer books and exhibitions have since been devoted to them than to other disciplines. And even the most successful Bauhaus textile graduates, including Anni Albers, Gunta Stölzl and Koch-Otte, have featured less prominently in histories of the school than their male counterparts, who studied “weightier” subjects, have done.

Alice Rawsthorne: Female Pioneers of the Bauhaus, in:, 2013-03-22.

Illustrationen: Denni’s Pinterest-Website “Bauhaus”

Werbeanzeige des Bauhauses in der Weltbühne vom 28. April 1925.