Berlin’s rich museological landscape lends itself to in-depth exploration of Germany’s difficult heritage: How are the upheavals of the 20th and 21st centuries, especially, remembered and represented? This course aims to enable the students to get to know a number of Berlin museums focusing on Memory and Post-WWII migration using anthropological methods and to critically analyse them within larger theoretical frameworks of “self” and “other” constructions. The aim is to explore the role of museums in rendering such constructions visible and therefore debatable. In addition to visiting the sites, there are scholarly readings and in-class discussions. The discussions will be based on the museum visits and the students’ questions on the readings.
Please note the weekly 4hour sessions 19 October– 14 December 2023 (no class on 26 October)
Language requirements:English B2German not required, but an asset
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This course is part of the Berlin Perspectives program for international exchange students. Regular degree-seeking students are also welcome to attend within the elective part of their study program. Courses are offered by the Career Center as part of the elective program üWP.
For each completed seminar, students gain 5 ECTS.
The seminars are designed at an undergraduate level. If you are a master's student, we ask you to check with your university in advance whether the study points can be recognized.
The detailed syllabus for this course is available on the Berlin Perspectives website: https://hic.hu-berlin.de/en/berlin-perspectives/courses
Registration for the Winter Semester 2023/24 is open until 10 October 2023.
Places are allocated via Agnes in a lottery procedure (not on a first come first serve basis).
Until 13 October 2023, you will be informed by Agnes if you got a place.
Please make sure to attend the first session to confirm your participation. If you are no longer interested in the course, please sign out in Agnes. Other students will be happy to get a place in the seminar.
If you did not get a place and ended up on the waiting list, there is still the possibility to move up in the first weeks of the semester, if other students decide to drop the course. In this case, please inform the teachers that you are interested in joining the course.