Four teams of the debate club were sent to a tournament in Riga last weekend. The tournament brought together people from 17 countries and 3 continents. ECLA students are already accustomed to intercultural exchanges and intellectual discussions, but the clash of different Weltbilder was taken to a new level at the tournament. ECLA teams had
My goodness, what can I write about the museum visit? I’m certainly not an expert. I dropped art in high school. What can I say about it? Maybe that the tram ride to the Museum Insel took forever. Maybe that it was a wonderful warm night with people sitting outside and that it did not
After a sleepless night of essay writing, we started the trip to Dresden with low expectations of what was going to be encountered. Despite its everlasting rain, Dresden quickly exceeded our expectations with its beautiful Baroque buildings, the famous Elbe, and its gorgeous night spectacle. The first stop was Dresden’s art treasure, the Zwinger. We
Harvard World Model United Nations is a Harvard University student-run organisation that offers one of the most authentic Model United Nations experiences possible, thanks to its 1000 delegates from over fifty countries and its itinerant location. Each year the conference is hosted in a new location and participants are divided into eighteen simulated committees of
Students, faculty and administration fly to Rome this weekend for the final week of Winter term. Dirk Deichfuss and Aya Soika have organized an eventful trip with a half dozen different tours planned on each of the five days in Italy. Most participants will choose to attend a morning and afternoon tour every day. The
Although most of the week will take place in Rome, two separate day trips to Florence and Tivoli are being planned. In preparation for the trip, guest professors Federico Berti and Horst Bredekamp will give lectures on February 2 and February 9, respectively. Berti’s lecture is entitled, ‘Artistic Patronage in Florence: The Medici’ while Bredekamp
Although only in their second month at ECLA, some students have already seen more of Berlin than the locals, due in part to the “Seeing Berlin” programme that was introduced this academic year. Art historian Aya Soika is coordinating the programme, which exposes students to the cultural and historical aspects of Berlin through regular events.
ECLA’s weekend trip started with a visit to Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, founded in 1067 by Count Louis the Jumper. One of the most memorable experiences here was to see the room where Martin Luther translated the New Testament from the original Greek texts into German in only ten months. The second stop was the