The focus of the public debates of the First World War is often only on Europe despite the war’s global scale already indicated by its name. Under the slogan “What happend in Africa should not stay in Africa” the blog World War I in Africa collects articles on the war in Africa. It is curated by Jacques Enaudeau, a French geographer and cartographer, and Kathleen Bomani, a Tanzanian cultural activist. Although they are no experts their goal is “educate ourselves as much as we hope to teach others.”1 You can also find the project on twitter with more interesting photographs and video clips.
The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, focused on the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Our research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with different and independent fields of focus. Through our globally operating institutes, we are able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and our host countries or regions. By promoting academic dialogue and merging academic and non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the internationalization of research.
Das WeberWorldCafé-Blog begleitet und dokumentiert die verschiedenen WeberWorldCafés und schafft so neben dem analogen Diskussionsraum während der Veranstaltungen einen zusätzlichen digitalen Raum für einen offenen Dialog. Ziel der WeberWorldCafés ist es, transregionale Themen aus möglichst vielen Perspektiven zu betrachten und wissenschaftliche Impulse aus verschiedenen Regionen zusammenzuführen.
The WeberWorldCafé blog links the digital possibilities of communication with the actual event of the WeberWorldCafés and creates an additional, digital space for open dialog. The aim of the WeberWorldCafé events is to discuss the transregional topics with manifold perspectives and thus bring together different academic impulses from various world regions.