03.12.21 | What’s it like to be an expert on viruses during a deeply politicised pandemic? We spoke to one of Germany’s busiest pandemic pundits, Professor Melanie Brinkmann, about personal drive, hate mail, and her hopes for the future.
25.11.21 | Dr Nadine Akkerman from the University of Leiden spends her time breaking cipher codes to read the secret letters of 17th-century women. We asked her about her new book on Elizabeth Stuart and about why women made excellent spies during the English Civil War.
03.11.21 | Professor Susanne Rau from the University of Erfurt researches the reciprocal formation of religion and urbanity. AcademiaNet spoke with her about the ongoing interdependence of the two concepts as well as her most recent research around the rise and fall of European fairs.
27.09.21 | What is it about humans that makes us so good at social interaction and what happens when it goes wrong? We spoke to Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development Uta Frith DBE about her upcoming book What Makes Us Social and what she’s learned from a long career at the forefront of autism and dyslexia research.