Modernity refers to a change in numerous areas

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Modernity historically refers to a change in numerous areas of life compared to tradition, caused by the Industrial Revolution, Enlightenment and secularization. In the history of philosophy, the beginning of modernity coincides with the skepticism of the thinkers of the Enlightenment (Montaigne, Descartes, Spinoza). Modernity, as part of the modern period, follows the early modern period and, depending on the definition, continues to the present or ended in the twentieth century.

From an art historical perspective, this is the era that reached its climax in the 20th century in Europe with the revolutionary works of the Fauves, Cubists, Futurists, Vorticists, Expressionists and Avant-Gardists, initially in painting, sculpture, new music and theater performances. Its end was forced in (Western) Europe by the National Socialists' seizure of power in Germany (see “degenerate art”, “degenerate music”). Few artists managed to further develop the aesthetics of modernism in the inner emigration.

Modern architecture encompasses a complex of styles, including architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry van de Velde, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Ernst May, Konrad Wachsmann and Oscar Niemeyer. The German Bauhaus stood out as the cultural nucleus of modernity. In Austria this applies in particular to the architect Adolf Loos and the architects and representatives of applied art who formed the Wiener Werkstätten.

Remembering crimes - Buchenwald Memorial Weimar

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Remembering crimes - Buchenwald Memorial Weimar

The Buchenwald Memorial was inaugurated 65 years ago on September 14, 1958 as the first major national monument of the GDR. Its design interprets the history of the Buchenwald concentration camp exclusively as a victory of the communist resistance over fascism. Even the Holocaust went unmentioned.

Türkiye wants to develop and build its own electric car!

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Türkiye wants to develop and build its own electric car!

From time to time, reports appeared in the Turkish media that they would like to try to develop and mass-produce their own car brand in the country in the future in order to be less dependent on imports and create their own brand in the long term.

Wars in the history of mankind - Ukraine everywhere?

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Wars in the history of mankind - Ukraine everywhere?

It is always frightening to see when images of war and destruction are presented by the media. Once again it becomes clear how contemptibly one deals with the lives of others when it comes to political or, even worse, so-called religious or ideological goals.

90 years - Turkish national holiday in Bremen City Hall

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90 years - Turkish national holiday in Bremen City Hall

The strong connections between Turks and Germans, at least as far as interpersonal relationships are concerned, were once again very present on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Turkish Republic, which took place in Bremen as part of a ceremony in the ballroom of the town hall.

Development of women's suffrage in Turkey

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Development of women's suffrage in Turkey

Women's rights, equal rights, emancipation and, as a result, women's suffrage are all terms that can still be heard in the media almost every day.

Fes or hat - the laws on head covering in Turkey

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Fes or hat - the laws on head covering in Turkey

In pictures or photographs of the Orient and the Balkans in the early 19th century, men are usually seen wearing a special headgear called fez / fez or tarbush.

Yörük – nomadic shepherds in the Taurus Mountains

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Yörük – nomadic shepherds in the Taurus Mountains

Only a few kilometers away from the tourist-oriented coastal towns on the Turkish Riviera and the Turkish Aegean, not only the landscape and nature are changing fundamentally, the population is also fundamentally different.

Alec Issigonis - designer of legendary "Mini" from Izmir

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Alec Issigonis - designer of legendary

The Greek Konstantin Issigonis and his Bavarian wife Hulda Prokopp left their Greek home island of Paros at the end of the 18th century in order to run a machine factory in the city of Smyrna, today's Izmir.

Ergenekon – Myth, Truth or Just Scaremongering?

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Ergenekon – Myth, Truth or Just Scaremongering?

Especially in the last few years, the term Ergenekon can be read again and again in the daily press reports, mostly accompanied by a wave of arrests of politicians, journalists or lawyers and officers and trials against public figures; the television news even mentions conspiracy theories and state attacks.

Theodor Wiegand - Excavations and Travel

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Theodor Wiegand - Excavations and Travel

Our visit to the Forest Fire Station of Dursunbey came together with the meeting of some Roman artifacts that justified our interest to further research in the history of Dursunbey or Balat, how the city was called until 100 years ago.

The Fisherman of Halicarnassus - Bodrum

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Fisherman of Halicarnassus

Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, the son of an Ottoman family graduated from Oxford, was convicted of some obscure crime in 1925 and exiled to Bodrum for three years.

Haymatloz - Ernst Reuter in Ankara

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Haymatloz - Ernst Reuter Hause in Berlin

The word "Haymatloz" was written in capital letters in the passports of Jewish refugees who tried to escape to Turkey during World War II. More than 1000 German people immigrated to the Bosporus from 1933 until 1945  and they left traces which can still be seen today. 

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