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).

Lecture Series in the Summer Term 2021

Heritage and History. Critical Engagements

20 April 2021
Marie Huber (HU Berlin)
Ethiopian Nation-Building and the Origins of UNESCO World Heritage, 1960–1980

4 May 2021
Lucia Allais (Columbia University)
Museums Also Die: UNESCO and the Decolonization of Heritage

18 May 2021
Sussan Babaie (Courtauld Institute London)
Pre-Colonial European Views on Major Cities in the Islamic World (tbc)

1 June 2021  (starting at 5 pm!)
Hadi Safaeipour (Shahid Behesthi University)
Architectural Technology Transfer: Iranian Double-Shell Domes and the West

22 June 2021
Mark Crinson (Birkbeck, University of London)
Architectures Across Empire; or, How To Map a Totality

29 June 2021 ⇒ postponed to 6 July 2021
Robert Home (Anglia Ruskin University)
The Genealogy and Physical Heritage of Worker Housing in British Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

13 July 2021
Eduard Führ (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
Colonial Williamsburg (VA). Prozesse multipler Kolonialisierung in der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts

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

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