„Staging Files“ is the motto of history and theatre projects at the University of Bremen dealing with controversial topics of Bremen’s history. Students of the history department and actors of the bremer shakespeare company (bsc) have developed and staged play readings from original documents since 2007. The project was initiated and is led by Dr. Eva Schöck-Quinteros (University of Bremen), supported by Sigrid Dauks (University Archive Bremen) and Peter Lüchinger (bsc).
In the context of the "International Year of Chemistry" celebrated last year, an entertaining play about the story of the periodic table of the elements has been written and successful performed in Jaén-Spain as a vehicle for highlighting the contribution of some researchers to the development of science, chemistry in particular. Thus, the story has brought alive, among other characters, Marie Curie who discovered two radioactive elements and scientists Dimitri Mendeleev and Lothar Meyer, who, working independently, put in order all the known elements and thereby facilitated the study of their properties, leading to the establishment of Periodic Table of the Elements that we all know and study. To enable the play to be represented and adapted to the characteristics of students in all schools who request it, the University of Jaen has edited the text of the play along with the recording of the first performance.