Doctoral Colloquium and Workshop Seminar

In this weekly colloquium the doctoral students present the research questions, material and theses of their doctoral work, ranging from the history of planning and social-historical urban research to the ancient history of construction and technology.

During the workshop seminars, the doctoral students give an insight into their research methods through their sources and materials. The research approaches of the different disciplines and methodical challenges regarding the individual research projects are then discussed with the audience. The seminar focusses on evaluating the core research questions based on the materials and on translating the findings back into the overarching context of the dissertation.
The seminar is organised as a weekly roundtable talk between the members of the Research Training Group that follows a short introduction into the available research materials and the specifics of the sources.

The colloquium takes place on Wednesdays at 9:30 am, in Lehrgebäude 2D, Room 109 or online. If you are interested in attending, please email Albrecht Wiesener (albrecht.wiesener(at)

Research Colloquium in the Winter Term 2021/22

3 November 2021 (only online)
Stephanie Roland (Melbourne)
Uncanny Windhoek. Tracing the Spatial Logics, Aesthetics, and Hauntings of an African Capital

17 November 2021
Daniel Damgaard (Rom/Berlin)
Unknown Forum Structures in Ostia: The Synthesis of Stratigraphy and Geo-physical Excavation Data regarding the Development of the Forum’s Area

8 December 2021
Ortrun Bargholz (Berlin)
Oberfläche und Erscheinung. Zur strategischen Nutzung zeitgenössischer historisierender Bauten

15 December 2021
Jonathan Metzner (Berlin)
Heimat in der Postmoderne. Die IBA 1984/1987 und die Frage nach dem Wohnort in der Innenstadt

5 January 2022
I-Wei Wu (Cottbus)
The Significance of Change in Heritage Conservation: Reflecting on the Difficulties and Possibilities of Conserving Authoritarian Legacies as Negative Heritage

12 January 2022
Dr. Firuzan Sümertas (Istanbul/Cottbus)
Contested Spaces in Istanbul before and after the Nation State

19 January 2022
Kilian Wolf (München)
Dachkonstruktionen des Wiederaufbaus. Moderne Dächer über geretteten Baudenkmälern

26 January 2022
Anna Saint Pierre (Paris)
Textilisiaton of Architectural Memory through the in situ Transformation of Rubble

2 February 2022 (only online)
Ayse Ercan (New York)
Archaeology between Imperial Imagination and Territorial Sovereignty.
The French Occupation Army and the Mangana Excavations in Sarayburnu / Gülhane, 1920–23

9 February 2022
Mareike Stöber (München)
„Die letzten Zeugen“ – Messmodelle im Ingenieurbauwesen. Wissenschaftliche Bedeutung und Erhaltung

16 February 2022
Richard Blum (Dessau)
Raumfachwerkkonstruktionen als baukulturelles Erbe der Hochmoderne. Architektur- und Bautechnikgeschichte

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