Issue 9 | MARCH 2020

Editorial

This newsletter is appearing between the dates of two 30-year anniversaries: November 9, 2019 and October 3, 2020. Both of these are not only key dates in German history but refer to a European and global revolution which was momentous for the Wissenschaftskolleg. West Berlin ceased to be an island and Berlin now became the capital of a unified Germany, and the Wissenschaftskolleg faced the challenge of finding a new role in a united Europe.

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Trajectories


Constitution as Nonviolent Revolution
Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1990-0105-029 / Reiche, Hartmut / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Constitution as Nonviolent Revolution

A conversation with Ulrich K. Preuß, who was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in 1989/1990 and advisor to the constitutional committee of the “Round Table”

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Moments


Imre Kertész und die europäische Literatur der Gegenwart

Imre Kertész und die europäische Literatur der Gegenwart

Panel discussion with László Földényi, Ina Hartwig, Lothar Müller, Wolf Lepenies, Werner Heegewaldt, Katalin Madácsi-Laube (in german)

 

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My favourite


A Profound Sense of Loss
nn / Public domain

A Profound Sense of Loss

Karolina Wigura and Jarosław Kuisz on political emotions in Poland since 1989

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Nostalgia


The Wissenschaftskolleg and the East: The New Europe College in Bucharest
© Maurice Weiss

The Wissenschaftskolleg and the East: The New Europe College in Bucharest

Katharina Biegger, former head of the Wissenschaftskolleg’s admission department, takes a look back after thirty years

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Save the date - Meeting of the Fellows’ Club - Biodiversity: Conceptual Challenges in an Era of Rapid Change, June 11 and 12, 2020
© Antje Dittmann & Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Save the date - Meeting of the Fellows’ Club - Biodiversity: Conceptual Challenges in an Era of Rapid Change, June 11 and 12, 2020

 

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New Publications in the Fellows’ Library

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Prizes

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Join the Fellows’ Club

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Obituarium

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