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The Fall 2023 Program
The American Academy turns 25! Download the fall 2023 program for this anniversary semester's worth of lectures, readings, discussions, concerts, and film screenings.
The 2023-24 Berlin Prize Fellows
The American Academy in Berlin has granted 26 Berlin Prizes for fall 2023 and spring 2024.

Recent Videos & Podcasts

Fellow Spotlight: Holly Case
Holly Case’s Academy project explores symbolic WWII politics as they relate to the war in Ukraine and the 1990s wars in Yugoslavia, foremost via the idea of tracing "tained" history.
Fellow Spotlight: Mariana P. Candido
Mariana P. Candido’s study examines the roles of West African women as leaders and commoners, free and enslaved, during the era of the slave trade and European imperialism.
Russia’s War against Ukraine: A Conversation with Serhii Plokhii
Serhii Plokhii, the Harvard University historian of Ukraine and the Cold War, offers a definitive account of this conflict based on his latest book, "The Russo-Ukrainian War: The Return of History" (Norton, May 2023).
Fellow Spotlight: Tiffany N. Florvil
Tiffany Florvil is working on an intellectual biography of May Ayim (1960-96), who became one of the most important Black German thinkers, poets, and activists of the postwar period.
Fellow Spotlight: Lorrie Moore
Acclaimed short-story writer and novelist Lorrie Moore is writing a narrative about her father’s 1936 visit to Germany with his family.
Fellow Spotlight: Cristina Rivera Garza
Cristina Rivera Garza's most recent book is "Liliane’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice," which plumbs the depths of her late sister’s writings.
Fellow Spotlight: Abraham L. Newman
Abraham L. Newman studies how European policymakers are struggling to make sense of the “weaponized interdependence” of global trade.
Fellow Spotlight: John Connelly
John Connelly is exploring the long-term consequences of Germany’s emergence as a nation that was at once imperial and ethnic.
Fellow Spotlight: Ela Gezen
Ela Gezen is working on a project about Turkish artistic and cultural practices in West Berlin during the 1970s and '80s that blends cultural studies, history, and migration studies.
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