Busy Bee and Honigkuchenpferd – Profs. Finger, Weidauer and Wogenstein consider the linguistic and cultural history of honey

Three UConn faculty followed the invitation of the Volkshochschule Reutlingen to discuss the considerable variety of honey and bees in different languages and cultural histories. From the etymological origins in German and Latin, for example, to the Hebrew and Judaic cultural meanings of honey in religious rituals, everyday life and food, to honey and bees in art history and computer technology the conversation soon left just focusing on phrases around the world that include honey.

Watch it all on youtube (auf Deutsch)

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