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20.10.2017

Within the framwork of a festive dinner in the Hotel de Rome Berlin, the jury awarded the prize winners

  • Anke Sparmann, freelance authoress, is winner for the category print.
  • Alexander Lahl und Max Mönch, freelance authors, are winners for the category electronic media.
  • Theodor Schaarschmidt, freelance journalist, is winner for the category young talent.
The jury also honoured the Team of Achim Podak and the Schweizer Radio und...

14.09.2017

While it is easy to reach agreement on the fundamental importance of values, the question of the hierarchy of values and their importance for a society can quickly lead to bitter disputes. Can the call for values be seen as an indicator of an intact society or an indicator of a society at risk? Is the invocation of a certain canon of values an indicator that the society is at risk and therefore needs self-assurance? Is a society particularly stable when it does not have to...

25.08.2017

The topics of communication and knowledge, language through the ages and our resulting action are becoming more and more important every year. What are the things that contribute to the richness of German language? What do we have to keep and where should we allow for change? To which influences we do have to open up and when the 'power' of words is abused? How could this crisis of confidence come about? What is the image of science in public? What are the consequences for...

08.06.2017

In many countries researchers are under pressure. When research generates uncomfortable insights it is often denied and countered with "alternative facts". The research community is denigrated as being part of the establishment, which argues only in its own interest. Experts are scolded, their budgets cut. Not only in the US, where Donald Trump denies the human causes of global warming. "The post-factual national populism that is currently haunting the world could become a threat...

01.06.2017

«Off the Map» is the title of the reading which will take place at the Poetry Festival in Berlin. With Hans Jürgen Balmes, publishing director for international literature Fischer-Verlag, Lavinia Greenlaw will be talking about the European element in her poetry – and about Brexit as a vanishing from the map. Lavinia Greenlaw was born in 1962 in London. At the age of eleven her family moved to a small village in Essex. In...

11.05.2017

Following the kick-off event "Unconditional Basic Income - Encouragement or incapacitation?" the current event's topic is "Digitization of Education. Democratization or Exclusion?"harmed. A few weeks ago, the writer and translator Mathias Énard demanded an eroticism of knowledge. This year's award winner of the Leipzig Book Prize on European Understanding considers this as a suitable means against the tendency towards isolation of our time. Is education actually the key to...

21.04.2017

The Veranstaltungsforum Holtzbrinck Publishing Group supports the March For Science. The value of science for society and for all areas of life is of great importance. The freedom of science and research is a major achievement which must be encouraged and sustained.

Since 1994, the Veranstaltungsforum Holtzbrinck Publishing Group has been promoting the open dialogue and the discussion between experts from science, business,...

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