Lynn Catterson on Renaissance Sculpture

As part of the introductory week of the winter term, ‘Art, Politics, and Morality in the Florentine Renaissance’, ECLA featured two inspiring guest lectures by Professor Lynn Catterson from Columbia University. On 8 January Professor Catterson’s lecture ‘Disrobing the Body Sculpted’ introduced the history of sculpture, in particular its various styles and their movement with

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Bauerntheater in Brandenburg

A peculiar informational plaque posted in a field in Joachimsthal reads: The man on the field is playing Flint, the main character of Heiner Mueller’s 1961 play ‘Die Umsiedlerin’ (The Resettler). His movements, thoughts and expressions have been rehearsed in New York City. He is planting half a ton of potatoes. The actor David Barlow

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Theodor Paleologu Appointed Ambassador of Romania to Denmark and Iceland

Theodor Paleologu, Programme Director of the International Summer University, was recently appointed by the President of Romania, Traian Basescu, to serve as the Ambassador of Romania to Denmark and Iceland. Paleologu will officially begin his diplomatic mission when he presents his credentials to Queen Margarethe in a ceremony on December 9. Paleologu’s ambassadorial service coincides

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DEVILISH QUESTIONS – Ethical Conflicts in Biomedicine – Jens Reich’s New Audio-Book Published

ECLA students will recognize the combination: A solid understanding of the new possibilities in genetics and the age-old ethical questions, such as “What ought we to do and what ought we not to do?” Widely recognized in Germany for bringing science issues into public focus through prize-winning prose, Jens Reich continues his contributions to this

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