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?’

Lecture Series in the Winter Term 2021

Heritage & Politics: Current Affairs

Tue, 30 November 2021, 7 pm CET, online
Prof. Dr. Edhem Eldem (Istanbul)
Uses and Abuses of History and Heritage in Turkish Politics

Tue, 7 December 2021, 7 pm CET, online and at BTU
Dr. Laura Demeter (Bamberg)
Transnational Activism against Heritage Destruction. Human Rights and Heritage Protection Debates in Eastern Europe

Tue, 14 December 2021, 1 pm CET, online
Prof. Dr. Ying Zhou (Hongkong)
Preservation via Inhabitation: Creative Alliances in the Heritageization of a Modern-era Neighborhood in Shanghai

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