Aleida and Jan Assmann win the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2018


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The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2018 has been awarded to Aleida and Jan Assmann. Considered one of the most renowned cultural distinctions in Germany, the 25,000-euro prize will be given at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 14 October 2018.

From the Jury's statement:

»The German Publishers and Booksellers Association will award the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2018 to Aleida and Jan Assman. In doing so we honour a husband-and-wife team of researchers who, over the course of decades, have both inspired and complemented each other through their respective work. With her well-founded scientific studies the literary scholar and cultural anthropologist Aleida Assmann actively takes up the ever virulent themes of historical amnesia and the culture of memory. [...] Through his extensive scientific work the Egyptologist and cultural anthropologist Jan Assmann has spurred international debates on fundamental questions regarding the cultural and religious conflicts of our times. [...] Out of the exciting, complementary entity that Aleida and Jan Assmann are, a two-part oeuvre has arisen, one of great importance for contemporary discussions and, in particular, for peaceful cohabitation in our world.«

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