Public lectures

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?’

Lectures in the Summer Term 2022

31 May 2022        
Dr. Clare Copley (Lancaster)
Approaching Difficult Heritage: National Socialist Prestige Buildings in Berlin

7 June 2022 --> CANCELLED!
Dr. Stephanie van der Voorde (Brussels)
Post-war Building Materials

14 June 2022
Dr. Yuka Kadoi (Vienna)
Persian Heritage Discovered: The Friday Mosque of Isfahan in the Early 20th Century

28 June 2022
Dr. Achim Saupe (Potsdam)
Zeitschichten und die Rekonstruktion der Mitte. Zum Wert der Vergangenheit seit 1989

Wed, 13 July 2022, 3 pm
Prof. Dr. Ortwin Dally (Rome), LG 2C, Room 229
Neue Grabungen und Forschungen auf dem Kapitol in Rom. Ein Transekt in die Stadtgeschichte Roms von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit

The events take placeon Tuesdays at 7:15 pm in Building 2D, in the Zeichensaal on the ground floor, and will also be streamed online via Webex. If you are interested in attending online, please email Albrecht Wiesener (albrecht.wiesener(at)