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Attending American Academy Events: Special COVID-19 Policies and Requirements

The health and safety of our fellows, guests, and staff are of utmost importance to us. The American Academy in Berlin meets or exceeds all health requirements and mandates by the Berlin state and German federal governments. The American Academy in Berlin’s COVID-19 policies and requirements regarding event attendance may be found here. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


23 Mar 21

ONLINE: Axel Springer Lecture

Age of Emergency: Colonial Violence at the End of the British Empire

Erik Linstrum discusses the networks of activists, soldiers, journalists, filmmakers, and others who bridged the gap between the conflict zones of empire and everyday life in Britain....

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15 Apr 21

ONLINE: Nina Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Stepping onto the Pedestal: An Animating History of Art Restitution from the Napoleonic Wars

Alice Goff offers a novel view of the contradictions within nineteenth-century Prussia’s liberal cultural politics—and the consequences for our own understanding of restitution and museology in Ge...

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27 Apr 21

ONLINE: Gerhard Casper Lecture

Being Black in Europe: Identity and Invisibility

Allison Blakely observes that while recent decades have witnessed highly visible achievements by individual black Europeans, the black population as a whole continues to experience a sense of invisibi...

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We hope you enjoyed the American Academy in Berlin’s fall 2020 semester of online lectures, readings, and discussions. If you missed any of these talks or would like to watch them again, please visit our Video/Audio archive.

Please check back in late January for the listing of events taking place during the spring 2021 semester.

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