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25 Feb 20

Fellow Spotlight: Liliane Weissberg

Liliane Weissberg retraces the “Golden Age” of the postcard, ca. 1890-1930.

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14 Feb 20

The Magician’s Mother: A Story of Coffee, Race, and German Culture

Veronika Fuechtner takes a closer look at Thomas Mann's Brazilian mother, whose tragic immigration story had had a profound influence on her son's writing.

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11 Feb 20

Fellow Spotlight: Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson fuses fiction and documentary in his filmic oeuvre.

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04 Feb 20

Fellow Spotlight: Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson addresses how a twentieth-century cultural obsession with psychology has obfuscated the literature of moral life.

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04 Feb 20

Fellow Spotlight: Veronika Fuechtner

Veronika Fuechtner is looking at the life of Julia Mann (1851-1923), the Brazilian-born mother of one of Germany's most German authors.

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28 Jan 20

Presentation of the Spring 2020 Fellows

On the evening of January 28, 2020, fellows of the class of 2020, the Academy’s forty-fourth, presented their projects to an invited audience at the Hans Arnhold Center. Welcoming remarks — about Berlin’s wealth of cultural offerings and its many…

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21 Jan 20

Chancellor Angela Merkel Receives the Henry A. Kissinger Prize

On January 21, 2020, the American Academy in Berlin awarded the Henry A. Kissinger Prize to Chancellor Angela Merkel. Remarks were delivered by former Secretaries of State Henry A. Kissinger and John F. Kerry, and, by video message, former US…

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09 Dec 19

Beyond the Lecture: Claudia Rankine

Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine discusses whiteness, privilege, and the politics of racialized conversation.

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09 Dec 19

Shaping the Effects of Automation on Employment and Livelihoods in Germany: Policy Perspectives

The effects of automation on employment, incomes, and livelihoods in Germany.

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05 Dec 19

Are Democracies Dying?

Daniel Ziblatt discusses the state of liberal democracy in the world.

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