Studio Theatre Final Presentations

Academic year at ECLA is coming to an end. As final paper deadlines were fast approaching, so was the closing event of David Levine’s Studio Theatre class. Students, faculty and external guests gathered to see five different plays that the participants of the course had worked on during the past few weeks. The concept behind

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Revealing What’s Hidden

It was quickly decided by public decree that Leonardo would be given some beautiful work to paint, and Leonardo was thus commissioned to do the hall.” – Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists All over the world, art historians’ minds are divided concerning a recent discovery in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. The main hall, covered in

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The Encased World

Spring has finally arrived after a seemingly interminable winter, and people are out and about enjoying the sun and the sights of Berlin. Different parts of the city offer their respective attractions like the tour favourite Museuminsel, or Prenzlauer Berg with its hip, bohemian atmosphere. Dahlem – the district that is home to Freie Universität,

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Let’s Play a Love Game

On the 23rd February, the AY and BA1’s regular Thursday seminar session was replaced with a plenary session on modern music and love, which was held in the lecture hall and coordinated by seminar leaders Brendan Boyle and David Hayes. After we had spent the previous sessions on the Song of Songs and old Hispano-Arabic

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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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Christmas Baking

It’s that time of the year again—the time of pomegranates, peanuts, and these tiny baby oranges that seem to have a thousand different names, which has so far led to quite a few heated lunch break discussions. December has started, and what would have been a better way to begin it than with a Christmas

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Tobias Joho on the Peloponnesian War

This past November, the ECLA community was glad to welcome Tobias Joho from the University of Chicago for two guest lectures on Thucydides’ text, The Peloponnesian War.  Currently a PhD candidate with a BA in Literae Humaniores from Oxford and an MA in Classical Languages and Literatures, one of his main research interests includes Thucydides,

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