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02 Mar 21

James Baldwin: The Making of an American Icon

Robert F. Reid-Pharr demonstrates how James Baldwin’s literary genius propelled him into the worldwide spotlight..

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25 Feb 21

When Love was Forbidden: Sex and Intimacy in Iran’s Revolutionary Generation

Naghmeh Sohrabi reconstructs a story of love, death, and revolution to shed light on notions of heterosexual love and intimacy in 1970s Iran.

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24 Feb 21

Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA

Neil Shubin examines the great transitions in the history of life.

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23 Feb 21

Roman Diversity: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Empire

Nandini Pandey explores the literary and material remnants of Roman diversity.

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18 Feb 21

Presentation of the Spring 2021 Fellows

The American Academy in Berlin is proud to present its spring 2021 class of fellows.

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16 Feb 21

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

Benjamin M. Friedman examines how what we now call economics was decisively shaped by religious thought.

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28 Jan 21

A Superpower Laid Low: America and the World After January 6

This panel addressed the implications of the events on January 6, as well as likely international security ramifications more broadly.

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15 Dec 20

Next Generation

What was like to be the first black person at an all-white private school in the American South? The very first, that is.

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10 Dec 20

German Unification in a World Perspective

This panel addresses the 30th anniversary of German unification from different national and generational perspectives.

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10 Dec 20

The Mystery Woman of Hollywood: Greta Garbo, Feminism, and Beauty

Lois Banner takes a closer look at "the Mystery Woman of Hollywood"-- Greta Garbo.

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