How Katharina von Bora has been reinvented through time / Historian Gabriele Jancke studies how Martin Luther’s wife has been perceived over the past 500 years.
The anniversary year is set to start a few weeks from now, but the marketing machinery accompanying the festivities to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is already running at full speed. It also extends to Katharina von Bora, Luther’s wife.
Scholars of business and economics from Freie Universität study the effects of humor in customer situations.
What next? The train is late, the car is jam-packed, and to top it off, it is stuffy inside because the ventilation isn’t working. One passenger loses it, complaining loudly to the conductor. His response? “You should be happy you’re just a customer. I have to work here!”
Neuropsychologist Arthur M. Jacobs studies what happens in our brains when we read books such as the Harry Potter series.
It takes place within just a few minutes: I pick the thick volume up from the nightstand and flip through the pages until I find the spot where I left off. Another sip of tea, and I start a new chapter.