At The Gemäldegalerie

On Wednesday the 23rd of May students taking ECLA’s core ‘Values of the Florentine Renaissance’ course visited the Gemäldegalerie—literally ‘picture gallery’—located at the Kulturforum near Berlin’s Postdamer Platz. And first impressions were that the Kulturforum was quiet… too quiet. Open since 1830 and revamped in 1998, the Gemäldegalerie lies in the shadow of East Berlin’s

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The Core of Love

Along with the new term came a new core course for AY and BA1 students. Forms of Love: Eros, Agape, and Philia, coordinated by ECLA faculty member David Hayes, engages with various texts on love throughout the centuries, and makes up the core course that students have to take in Winter Term. Brendan Boyle from

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ECLA Italy Trip

In the dawn light of Sunday, March 15, the 35 AY students embarked on a mission to trace the beginning of the Renaissance by exploring its heart — Florence. By the time the plane landed in Rome, everyone was  full of excitement  about what was yet to come. On our way from Rome to Florence,

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A Sunday Afternoon at the Berggruen Museum

ECLA students enrolled in the elective class “Methods and Interpretations: The Visual Arts” spent an exciting afternoon at the Museum Berggruen in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. The students confidently took up the challenge of applying visual analysis to major works of European modernism, and the museum provided a perfect setting with its works by Picasso, Matisse,

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ECLA Berlin Weekend

October 11th and 12th, better known as ‘the Berlin weekend’, were the days when the new students eager to explore the heart of Germany  had the chance to feel the pulse of a city ‘…condemned forever to becoming and never being.’ The programme offered something for everyone: we all got the opportunity to peak into

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