Episode 4 – Paul Thomes


Professor Paul Thomes on Transformation From a Historical and Global Perspective and Development Opportunities for the Rhenish Mining Area

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Professor Paul Thomes is professor emeritus of Economic and Social History and History of Technology. In episode 4, we are taking a closer look at the historical and global dimensions of transformation processes. We are talking about what we can, and cannot, learn from history; the historically unique opportunity for the Rhenish mining area; and the value of knowledge and research in general. What’s more, Professor Thomes will reveal which form of energy could play the key role in a future sustainable energy system.


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