UNI NOVA – Research Magazine of the University of Basel
The weed from the east.
Text: Christoph Dieffenbacher / Genetische Analysen helfen, die Ausbreitung von Neophyten zu verstehen.
Is there such a thing as politically correct language?
Text: Deborah Mühlebach / Political language criticism teaches us about the effects words actually have – and invites us to open up to other people through language.
The international law expert and sea piracy.
Text: Christoph Dieffenbacher / When it comes to piracy and crime at sea, Anna Petrig, recently appointed Professor of International Law at the University of Basel, is very knowledgeable: the Swiss lawyer is regarded throughout the world as a sought-after expert in this subject. She also spends her free time on the water.
A Thousand Miles up the Nile: a momentous journey.
Text: Sabine Huebner / My book: Sabine Huebner, professor of ancient history, recommends: “A Thousand Miles up the Nile” by the British travel writer Amelia Edwards.
“My degree was training for life.”
Interview: Bettina Huber / Theo Stich, alumnus of the University of Basel, is a freelance writer/producer, and owner of the company Lumenfilm. He takes an individual approach to filmmaking: he looks for new subjects or explores an existing topic from an original perspective.
New program funds visits within Switzerland and abroad.
Text: Roman Baumann Lorant / PRO IURE, the alumni association for Basel law students, has created a program that regularly pays for current students to visit legal institutions in Switzerland and abroad. One such group recently travelled to Great Britain on a visit to Oxford and London.
Christian Theology in South Korea.
Letter from Seoul: Meehyun Chung /
Perceiving the world
Text: Ralph Ubl / There are images of freedom that we create for ourselves, as well as the freedom that we gain through images. This overview of the topic draws on image theory and thoughts on current affairs.
Art and material culture
Text: Isabel Zürcher / Paul Klee and the New Typography: At first glance, you might not link the visual poet with the aesthetics of modern printed materials. Now, two research projects are revealing their commonalities: the emerging standardization of text and image formats, and the organization of work.