Liliane Weissberg retraces the “Golden Age” of the postcard, ca. 1890-1930.
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.
Kevin Jerome Everson fuses fiction and documentary in his filmic oeuvre.
Amanda Anderson addresses how a twentieth-century cultural obsession with psychology has obfuscated the literature of moral life.
Veronika Fuechtner is looking at the life of Julia Mann (1851-1923), the Brazilian-born mother of one of Germany's most German authors.
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…
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…
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine discusses whiteness, privilege, and the politics of racialized conversation.
The effects of automation on employment, incomes, and livelihoods in Germany.
Daniel Ziblatt discusses the state of liberal democracy in the world.