"What to do?" Reading with Prof. David Engels
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About the Event
A world in upheaval. A Europe in crisis. Wars, migration, political tensions.
The citizen and everyone feels insecure. Some resort to radical means to express their displeasure.
Is the end of the West threatened? Or is it all just a process that has been repeated several times in history? In this case, historians are the very best advisor to help us learn from history.
In search of books and culture that could serve to promote international understanding, we invited an outstanding personality to us at the Augusta Culture Salon. It is the Belgian historian Prof. David Engels who, in his recently published book "Was tun?" gives a series of pieces of advice on what, in his view, should be best done so that we can get through this time of peace.
The historian currently works at the "Instytut Zachodni" in Poznan and lives in Warsaw. It is worth mentioning his efforts to alleviate the political tensions between Poland, Germany and Europe.
Our association, with the aim of the statutes to promote understanding of peoples but also culture, is pleased about the professor's promise to read for the Saxon audience, especially in times when culture must be protected and international understanding is becoming more and more problematic.
We recommend that you prepare the questions beforehand.
Entry for a maximum of 40 guests is free.
Donations for the expenses are welcome.
David Engels, born 1979 in Verviers (Belgium), studied history, philosophy and economics at RWTH-Aachen from 1997-2002 and received his doctorate there in ancient history in 2007, supported by the German National Academic Foundation. Since 2008 he has held the chair for Roman history at the "Université libre de Bruxelles" and was also the editor of the ancient scholarly journal "Latomus" from 2012-2017. In addition to many specialist book publications and over a hundred articles, Engels became known to a broader audience primarily through his book "On the Way to the Imperium" (Berlin, Europaverlag, 2014; first French: "Le déclin", Paris, Toucan, 2013), in which he the current crisis in the West with the fall of the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC. compared and anticipated many current developments. In 2018 he moved to Poland, where he has been researching at Instytut Zachodni since then and in 2019 the book "Renovatio Europae", 2020 "Was tun?" published.