Humboldtians in Focus
In the west of the continent ever more Christian Pentecostal churches are emerging and drawing millions of the faithful. Here they find support on the strenuous journey into the modern age. The ethnologist and religious scholar, Birgit Meyer, describes her fieldwork as a participating observer.
Is Love Allowed to Hurt, Ms Illouz?
They head companies and hold top positions in politics, culture and science. Across the world, women are starting to conquer their half of heaven. And then millions of them go out and buy the erotic romance, Fifty Shades of Grey, in which a female student eagerly subjects herself to the will of her lover. How do you square that?
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News from the Foundation
Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Humboldtian
For the 50th time, a researcher in the global Humboldt Network has become a Nobel Laureate. American researcher James Edward Rothman was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on transport processes in cells.