Dispute. People, media, mechanisms in the 18th century and today

Arguments are part of our everyday lives, they can have many faces and are a fundamental part of coexistence. Today we are seeing a lot of discussion about the right culture of debate everywhere.

Is this new? On the following pages we reflect on our present in the past and present concrete arenas and disputes of the 18th century and the present. We focus on the media and mechanisms of the dispute: on pamphlets, prints or films, pieces of music and social media platforms, language and gestures.

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Kupferstich auf dem man verschiedene Personen auf einem Marktplatz sieht

Dispute arena marketplace

Court arena

Dispute arena screens and sounds

Logo - Bundesregierung (Medien und Kultur)
Logo - Freundeskreis der Franckeschen Stiftungen
Logo - Sachsen Anhalt (Kultusministerium)