This interdisciplinary course explores some key aspects visible in Berlin’s museological landscape. It will focus on issues of Self and Other constructions as attested in museums and exhibitions. The aim of the course is to use anthropological methods to explore the sites and critical analyses to reflect upon them. This thematic course touches on several disciplines. It is based in empirical social anthropology, especially in terms of theoretical framework and methodology. It does, however, involve a historical overview of the Jewish narrative in Germany from just before 1933 to the present and an overview of migration issues. The sites can be explored directly (the pandemic allowing) and/or virtually for students outside of Berlin.
language requirements English B2
Tuesday 14-18 c.t. (weekly until 08.12.2020 + 02.02. + 09.02.2021)
You will find the detailed syllabus for this course on the Berlin Perspectives Website:
In order to participate, you have to register through the Berlin Perspectives online registration form:
Registration period: 15 September – 25 October 2020:
Seminar places are allocated to the students registered and present in the first session.
This seminar carries 5 ECTS.
Berlin Perspectives is an international and interdisciplinary course program 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 or in bilingual German-English formats.