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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.


01 Nov 22

Nina Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Creativity and Resilience: Prison Art in Ming China, 1368-1644

In this talk, Ying Zhang examines the relationship between imprisonment and religious freedom....

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Berthold Leibinger Lecture

Accountable Democracy? Representative Politics in America

In this lecture, Alma Steingart investigates how changing computational practices insinuated themselves into the most basic definitions of “fairness” in the American electorate in the twentieth ce...

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10 Nov 22

John P. Birkelund Lecture

The Idea and Image of Slavery in Plato’s Phaedo

Jackie Murray focuses on the significance of Phaedo's role as she explores the function of the slavery analogy in Plato's famed dialogue....

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29 Nov 22

Mary Ellen von der Heyden Reading

Sweetmeats: A Novel

Can violence ever be generative? Rather than a simple agent of destruction, could it ever create something new?...

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Dirk Ippen Lecture

In the Mean-Time

Rankine examines questions regarding the perception of time to illustrate the concept of “The Mean-time” in art....

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Holtzbrinck Lecture

The Savage Mind: Understanding Violence in America

David Treuer describes America’s "savage mind" in its past and present incarnations and aims to reframe its causes and effects—and, ultimately, to change it....

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We hope you enjoyed the American Academy in Berlin’s spring 2022 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 August for events taking place during the fall 2022 semester.

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