Historiske Dage 2024:

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English-language program, Saturday, March 9, 2024

12:00

12:00: KRYSTYNA SKARBEK: SPY IN NAZI-OCCUPIED POLAND AND FRANCE
Clare Mulley
DR Stage
While Krystyna Skarbek’s Polish homeland was occupied by Nazi Germany, she made a career in the British intelligence service under the name Christine Granville. Churchill called her his favorite spy, and she was honored with British, French, and Polish medals of merit. One of Skarbek’s most famous feats was securing the release of SOE agents Francis Cammaerts and Xan Fielding from a German prison, just hours before they were to be executed. The English historian and author Clare Mulley tells the incredible story of an extraordinary agent and spy.

12:30

12:30: EUROPE OF YESTERDAY: TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES OF THE POST-WAR ERA
Timothy Garton Ash. Moderator: Marc-Christoph Wagner
DR Stage
One of today’s most important European voices visits Historiske Dage. Timothy Garton Ash is a professor of European studies at the University of Oxford and a writer for The Guardian. And he is a passionate European. Even before 1989, he refused to accept the division of the continent, and like few others, he fought against Brexit to the end. Listen to him tell his very personal story of Europe – about his father’s deployment as an occupation soldier in Germany during World War II, about friends like Václav Havel, about the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Yugoslav war, and about the refugee drama and the war in Ukraine. In the company of editor Marc Christoph Wagner, he delivers a sharp analysis of Europe’s recent history

13:30

13:30: JENA AND ROMANTICISM: AN EXPLOSION OF PASSION AND RADICAL THOUGHT
Andrea Wulf. Modertor: Marc-Christoph Wagner
DR Stage
The quiet German university town of Jena in the 1790s. A remarkable group of young rebels launched Romanticism and inspired a new era of thought. Among them were people like Goethe, Schiller, Fichte, and Schlegel, who through their disagreements, mutual support, passionate love stories, heartbreaking grief, and radical ideas launched Romanticism and inspired a new era of thought. The German author and historian Andrea Wulf tells how we are still influenced by the Romantics’ radical conceptions of the individual’s creative potential, the importance of art and science, high aspirations, the unity of nature, and the true meaning of freedom. Journalist and editor Marc-Christoph Wagner is the moderator.

15:30

15:30: THE ROLE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN HUMAN HISTORY
Peter Frankopan
DR Stage
The English historian and professor of global studies at Oxford University, Peter Frankopan, gives a fascinating insight into how climate change over time has had a decisive influence on human development. From a volcanic eruption in Iceland that affected the fall of the Ottoman Empire to the rise of Viking societies as a result of failed harvests and solar eruptions in 18th-century North America.

English-language program, SUNday, March 10, 2024

10:30

10:30: THE RAVENS OF RUSSIA: FROM MAFIA TO KLEPTOCRACY
Mark Galeotti. Moderator: Charlotte Flindt Pedersen
DR Stage
Organized crime and the Russian regime have a very special historical connection. In the Soviet Union, it was smuggling networks and the informal economy that compensated for the failures of the Soviet planned economy and made it possible for both the criminals and the KGB men to make money. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, these two groups were ready to seize power and resources in Russia, and even today there is a special bond between the Kremlin and the country’s criminal networks. The British historian and Russia expert Mark Galeotti and director of the Foreign Policy Society, Charlotte Flindt Pedersen, take us through the historical Russian criminal underworld.

11:00

11:00: FEMALE RESISTANCE FIGHTERS DURING WORLD WAR II
Clare Mulley
DR Stage
Women are rarely assigned a particularly prominent role in the history of war. Nevertheless, a number of women played crucial roles during World War II as couriers, spies, and pilots, among other things. The English historian and author Clare Mulley talks about the overlooked heroes and lifts a bit of the veil on her upcoming book about Agent Zo, alias the Polish resistance woman Elżbieta Zawacka.

11:30

11:30: THE WORLD’S OLDEST FENCING MANUAL. SHIELD AND SWORD TECHNIQUES FROM THE 14TH CENTURY
Society of Combat Archaeology/Royal Armouries Museum
Blue Stage
Tower Fechtbuch, Walpurgis Fechtbuch or Ms. I.33. The world’s oldest fencing manual from the first half of the 14th century is currently housed at the Royal Armouries Museum (Leeds). Listen to the museum’s educators talk about the manuscript and its background. And experience a practical demonstration of the techniques with shield and sword.

11:30

11:30: THE SPIRIT IS FREE! JENA 1800
Peter Neumann
Onkel Danny-stage
The year is 1800. While the waves of the French Revolution still sweep over Europe, a group of young, daring people meet in Jena. They talk, think, and theorize together. The word freedom is on everyone’s lips, and together they create a place where philosophy can run free: the republic of free spirits. The German author and editor Peter Neumann will tell about this pivotal time. Peter Neumann lives in Berlin, works as an editor at Die Zeit, and is educated in philosophy, political science, and economics from the universities of Jena and Copenhagen.

12:00

12:00: ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT: A PIONEER OF SCIENCE
Andrea Wulf. Moderator: Marc-Christoph Wagner
DR Stage
The German scientist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) stands today as one of the fathers of natural science. His contributions to science are crucial for how we in the West understand and perceive nature as a coherent organism. The German historian and author Andrea Wulff tells about Alexander Humboldt’s adventurous life with expeditions to the highest mountains and wildest rivers of South America and journeys to the very cold of Siberia. Journalist and editor Marc-Christoph Wagner is the moderator.

12:30

12:30: PAX ROMANA: THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND ITS COMPLEX PEACE
Tom Holland. Moderator: Anna Libak
DR Stage
Delve into the golden age of Rome from 69-138 AD. In conversation with foreign editor Anna Libak, the English historian Tom Holland takes us through vivid scenes from the destruction of Jerusalem and Pompeii to the construction of the Colosseum and Hadrian’s Wall, highlighting how Rome’s peace rested on military violence and the use of power against outer neighbors and enemies, which laid the groundwork for rebellion and the empire’s fall.

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