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Berlin Perspectives Team

berlinperspectives@hu-berlin.de

Tel.: +49 30 2093-70827
Tel.: +49 30 2093-70825
Room: 0208-0211

 

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
bologna.lab
Berlin Perspectives
Hausvogteiplatz 5-7
10117 Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - bologna.lab – New Teaching. New Learning

winter term 2013/14

This is the course programme for the next semester. You can find further information on courses, lecturers and locations by clicking on the course links or in Agnes.

 

                

 

Monday

10:00 - 14:00

(starts 21 Oct)

 

History, Politics and Social Sciences

 

Traces of the Shoah in Berlin

This seminar will take a close look at Jewish life and German-Jewish relations in Berlin before 1933, and, more importantly, between 1933 and 1945, as well as the long and difficult process of Germany's "coming to terms" with her past.

 

Tuesday

16:00 - 18:00

(starts 15 Oct)

Berlin 1945-1990: The Divided City

This seminar will provide insights into the key political developments in Berlin’s recent history, from the fall of the Third Reich, through the decades of political and physical division, to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Germany’s subsequent reunification.
 

Thursday

12:00 - 14:00

(starts 15 Oct)

Leaving Home, Coming Home: Berlin and the Affective Engagements of Migrants

This seminar is suitable for students with an interest in migration studies and post-nationalist concepts of identity and investigates the mutually transformative relationship between Berlin and her migrants. Besides introductions to key theoretical works on migration, post-nationalism and identity, the seminar will incorporate the perspectives and experiences of migrants within the Berlin landscape in order to understand the complexities of the multiple attachments of migrants.

 

Friday

14:00 - 18:00

fortnightly

(starts 25 Oct)

Nation and City: Changing Identities in Changing Berlin 

In crossing disciplinary boundaries between History, Politics and Social Sciences, this seminar uses the rapidly changing capital city of Berlin as a lens to enable students to observe important facets of German nationalism since the 19th century.
 

block seminar

(see Agnes listing for exact dates)

(starts 15 Oct)

Berlin 1933-2013: 
From Capital of the Third Reich to Germany’s Centre of Remembrance Culture

2013 marks a crucial year in Germany’s remembrance culture. This History seminar aims to equip students with a basic understanding of the National-Socialist dictatorship, its ideology, machinations and its catastrophic reign of terror, which culminated in the horrors of the Holocaust and World War II, the legacy of which continues to resonate in Germany’s collective consciousness.

 

 

 

Tuesday

12:00 - 14:00

(starts 15 Oct)

Literature, Urban and Cultural Studies

 

Berlin's Many Faces: Exploring the Social Dimension of Urban Change

This seminar focuses on one of the most controversial aspects of present-day life in Berlin: urban development and the resulting changes in the social fabric of the city. Students are invited to engage with the broader theoretical framework of urban ethnography and change.

Tuesday

14:00 - 16:00

(starts 15 Oct)

 

Re/Inventing Berlin - Architecture after 1945

Following the complete destruction of the Third Reich's former Capital, many architects and urbanists saw a chance to rebuild Berlin in a visionary, proto-modern way. This seminar traces key developments in Berlin’s urban landscape after WWII and is suitable for all students within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences who wish to engage with the crosscurrents between History of Art, Cultural Studies, History and Metropolitan Studies.

Thursday

12:00 -14:00

(starts 17 Oct)

 

Narrating the City - Berlin-Romane des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts (taught in German)

Dieses Seminar ist für Studierende der Literaturwissenschaften und anderer geisteswissenschaftlicher Fächer geeignet, und setzt sich zum Ziel, die Stadt Berlin als literarisches Sujet, sowie die Gattung des „Berlin-Romans“ literaturwissenschaftlich zu untersuchen.

Thursday

14:00 - 16:00

(starts 17 Oct)

Film in Berlin-Berlin in Film

This course will explore the history of German film through the focal lens of Berlin, from the beginnings of Expressionist cinema to post-modern representations of the unified and multicultural city.

 

Thursday

14:00 - 16:00

(starts 17 Oct)

Berlin as a multi-faceted stage

‘All the world's a stage’ – and Berlin perhaps more so than other worlds. As a matter of fact, vastly diverse and multicultural social
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spaces coexist in the capital of Germany. This seminar investigates theatrical spaces in Berlin as part of a wider socio-cultural discourse on the city as a catalyst for new forms of creative and urban identities.

Thursday

16:00 - 18:00

(starts 17 Oct)

20th-Century Art in Berlin and Germany

This History of Art seminar shall give a sound overview of some of the canonical artistic movements of the 20th century through specific case studies.

 

Friday

12:00 -14:00

(starts 18 Oct)

Berlin´s Contemporary Art Scene

This practical art seminar reflects on Berlin's role as a world-renowned centre for contemporary art and will allow students to explore the rich art scene that Berlin has to offer these days.

 

Friday

14:00 - 18:00

fortnightly

(starts 18 Oct)

Berlin: The African Experience

This course introduces international students to key aspects of German (post-)colonial history as well as concepts of migrant and post-national identities through its focus on Berlin's rich ties to the African continent.