Frank Uekötter was convener of the Contemporary History MA before the start of this ERC project. When the pandemic forced all teaching into the virtual ether in January 2021, Frank started a weekly broadcast on a matter of the day. Topics were diverse, but they all revolved around one guiding question: what can contemporary historians add to our conversation on contemporary issues? Frank will record a weekly Contemporary History Intervention (CHI) during the 2021/22 academic year. Topics do not always relate to the ERC project in an obvious manner, but they explore the context of a rapidly changing world. As an added benefit, CHI helps to counter the tendency of every large research project to succumb to intellectual monoculture.
Why we should be talking about the current political crisis in Austria
The EU history uncertainty principle and the mystery of negotiations
Whatever happened to the neoliberal faith in markets?