Turning Points in Berlin’s History

The city of Berlin stands today as one of the most important centers of global culture. In world politics, the economy, as well as in film, literature and the arts, Berlin’s present, but also its past continue to fascinate us. Focusing on 1918/19 and 1989 as two major turning points in the city’s history, this lecture will help members better understand the complex cultural landscape of Berlin today and provide crucial historical context for some of the iconic locations in this city.



Karolina May-Chu

Karolina May-Chu is assistant professor of German at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM). Her research focuses on German-Polish literary and cultural relations. In her teaching, she looks at German-language literature and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, especially with regard ... read more

Jonathon Wipplinger

Jonathan Wipplinger is associate Professor of German at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). In his scholarship, he explores intersections between music and (popular) culture in the German-speaking world from the nineteenth century through the present. He has taught courses on German ... read more

Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr., Milwaukee, WI or view on Zoom

Karolina May-Chu
Jonathon Wipplinger

Fee: $10

Program Number: SUM:364

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