ECTS Points: 5
Language requirements / Sprachanforderungen: min. English B2
Urban history is a form of historical inquiry that enriches our understanding of cities and urban landscapes, often using an interdisciplinary approach. This course is an introduction to specific points of interest in the political, social and cultural developments in Berlin between the 1920s and 1990s, showing how they illuminate German twentieth-century history. City sites, monuments and buildings are linked to collective memory, citizen participation and political debates.
We learn about the fascinating stories behind twentieth-century social and political events, places, people, buildings and monuments in Berlin as presented by urban historians, but we also learn the basic principles and approaches of urban history. We make urban history come alive through site visits and city walks, and have a close-up look at an urban preservation project that brings this city’s history directly into the present moment.
NO registration via Agnes.
ONLY online application via Berlin Perspectives (7 March - 7 April 2019):
BP application (hu.berlin/bp-application)
You will find the detailed syllabus for this course on the Berlin Perspectives Website:
This seminar carries 5 ECTS.
For international incoming students and HU students.
Language requirements English B2 minimum.