Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam's History Academy

when 25 July 2022 - 5 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 850

Modern German History through the lens of Potsdam:

The summer school covers the major events and themes of modern German history through the lens of one city: Potsdam – the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg.

The city, located close to Berlin, has hosted the Prussian court since the 18th century, when Prussia became one of the European Great Powers, and was the residential city of the German Kaiser from 1871 to 1918. Its role might be compared to that of Versailles in France.

Potsdam’s historical trajectory offers the unique possibility of simultaneously reflecting on macro-levels of German history and gaining insight knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of a micro-level perspective - all while being on the scene.

The focus on learning locations and original encounters outside the classroom in the form of field trips and the interactive lecture design provides an excellent way to explore the German past in depth.

Course leader

Dr. Olaf Glöckner (researcher at the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies)
Dr. Roy Knocke (Director Lepsiushaus Potsdam)

Target group

BA & MA Students as well as everyone interested

Course aim

- Engage in informed discussions of the major themes of modern German history
- Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of Germany’s past
- Critically analyse primary and secondary sources
- Propose, organize, and construct a course journal and essay that draws on both primary and secondary sources

Fee info

EUR 850: The program fee includes all courses, course material, city tours, certificate of completion, entire supporting & cultural program.