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In the early years of the Weimar Republic a range of new polities, collectives, and publics grew up within the newly-formed democratic state. This created conditions for new forms of political action and address. In this lecture, two case studies – Ernst Friedrich's book War against War! and John Heartfield's ...read more

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Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

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The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. ...read more

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Johann Unterpertinger, Henri Ludwig, Gottfried Bold, Benedikt Zulauf,

An adaptation of a Bertolt Brecht novel, History Lessons tracks a young contemporary Roman interviewing Julius Caesar's former acquaintances, to illustrate how history is often written (and controlled) by the victors. Three ten-minute single takes of the man driving around Rome, however, became ...read more

Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richter's creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio. Richter's distinctive technique, which involves applying paint followed by a major reworking of the material with massive squeegees, reveals the forces of creation and ...read more

This presentation foregrounds the concept of Spracherleben, the lived experience of language, in contribution to the ongoing debate about the conceptualization of linguistic repertoire in the context of mobility and migration. Relocating the centre of one's life always means a change, both in the lifeworld (Lebenswelt) and in the linguistic ...read more

Did environmentalism help bring down the Berlin Wall? In “Ecologism and Social Justice in Three Germanies,” Timothy Scott Brown will demonstrate that it did. Examining the development of grassroots environmental politics in the Communist East and the capitalist West from the upheaval of 1968 through the early years of newly-unified ...read more

This talk is based on a 10-year research endeavor looking at the political development of different European countries since 1945 under the aspect of Transitional Justice. West Germany often stands as an example of a successful transiton to democracy, but East Germany used the same Transitional Justice measures and (re)turned ...read more