This anthropologically inflected course is interdisciplinary in nature. The aim of the course is to explore and critically analyze certain key aspects of Berlin’s museological landscape, using anthropological methods. This will be realized during the various field trips to relevant sites. The focus is on two particularly visible and conflict-ridden aspects of this landscape, namely the Jewish narrative and the topic of migration.
The students will get to know a number of Berlin museums using anthropological methods and to critically analyse them within a larger theoretical framework of “self” and “other” constructions. They will explore the role of museums in rendering such constructions visible and therefore debatable. We will work with both English and German language texts and exhibitions.
This seminar carries 5 ECTS.
Language requirements: English B2
You can register for this course online (no registration via Agnes!):
(registration period: 2 September – 13 October 2019)
You will find the detailed syllabus for this course on the Berlin Perspectives Website:
Berlin Perspectives is an international and interdisciplinary module for incoming international students to complement their regular studies at Humboldt-Universität. It is also open to regular HU students who may enroll as part of their elective course requirements (üWP). Courses are taught in English, German, or in bilingual formats.