Humboldt today – celebrating the anniversary of a discoverer and networker
If Humboldt were on Twitter today
He liked to formulate succinct sentences and deliver punch lines. He took a stand against slavery, colonialism and environmental destruction. What stance would Humboldt take on current issues? We present his quotes in a new light.More
Happy Birthday, Alex!
Our network and our staff honour the memory of the man after whom our foundation is named.More
“Humboldt would get involved – and how?!”
A festival was held at the Humboldt University of Berlin in honour of the man who lent the institution its name. “Humboldt would get involved – and how?!” – this was the question addressed by Anita Engels, Rahel Jaeggi, Cem Özdemir, Erck Rickmers and Nora Milena in a discussion about challenges facing the world – and the role of scienceMore
Akexander von Humboldt providing the inspiration for hip hop music? Is that even possible? Absolutely – „Humboldt’s Groove“ is the name of the track by Cuban rapper El Temba and Retrogott (real name Kurt Tallert) from Cologne. The latter is known for the social criticism of his lyrics. In Humboldt's ideas he recognises above all a political affinity.More