Lecture Series

The lecture series of the DFG (German Research Foundation)Research Training Group ‘Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings’ offers a platform where current research being undertaken by doctoral students, associated researchers and guests of the college can be presented both to internal university audiences as well as to the interested public.

This entails weekly or bi-weekly individual studies focusing on historic monuments and the processes of their construction and change from antiquity to the end of the 20th century from the perspective of the disciplines involved in the Research Training Group (architectural history, construction history, art history, historic preservation, archaeology and social sciences).

In the public lectures of the Research Training Group ‘Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings’ at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, selected historical buildings are analysed as bearers of the architectural and technical achievements of their time as well as places of memory for building cultures of the past. In addition to reconstructing important phases of architectural history from antiquity to modern times, the current value of historic buildings is analysed; ‘Why do we place significance on certain historic buildings and not on others?’ and ‘What are the symbols and narratives that play a decisive role in this?

Lecture Series in the Winter Term 2020/2021

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Rheidt (Cottbus)
Bauforschung und Denkmalpflege – Offene Fragen

Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Droste (Berlin)
«wir bauen für sie keine kirchen und villen.» Mies van der Rohe und das Rote Bauhaus – Bauhauspolitik und Entwurfsansätze 1930–33

Tuesday, 19 January 2020
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lorenz (Cottbus) in a dialogue with Prof. Dr. Sylvia Claus (Cottbus)
«Ingenieurbaukunst»? Von der erstaunlichen Genese eines Begriffs und was er heute bedeuten könnte

Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Prof. Dr. Stephan G. Schmid (Berlin)
Verlorene kulturelle Werte: Ein zerstörter antiker Tempel im Libanon in Reiseaufzeichnungen des 19. Jahrhunderts

Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Josef Blotz (Strassbourg)
Denkmäler für den Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus. Topographie einer deutschen Erinnerungslandschaft am Beispiel des 20. Juli 1944

Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eva Maria Froschauer (Berlin)
Fallbeispiel einer Untersuchung von Ding- und Objektbezug in Werk und Entwurf: Jože Plečnik

The events take place online on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm. If you are interested in attending, please email Albrecht Wiesener (albrecht.wiesener(at)b-tu.de).

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