Life Pictures. Classical Archaeologists and National Socialism
Book Presentation and Discussion (With Audio Recording in German)
In their volume Lebensbilder. Klassische Archäologen und der Nationalsozialismus (Life pictures. Classical archaeologists and National Socialism), the archaeologists Gunnar Brands and Martin Maischberger document the spectrum of scientists’ possible behaviors in the environment of totalitarian regimes.
Among the representatives of a science that at first glance seems unsuspicious are victims of racist or political discrimination, advocates of the "Aryan master race" ideology, party members, emigrants, opportunists, and silent deniers.
Sandra Maischberger will chair the ensuing discussion on the role of the humanities in National Socialism with the Editors and Stefan Altekamp (Humboldt University of Berlin), Thomas Fröhlich (German Archaeological Institute Rome), Wulf Raeck (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Marie Vigener (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
Gunnar Brands is Professor of Christian archaeology and Byzantine art history at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Martin Maischberger is Deputy Director of the Collection of Antiques (Antikensammlung), Berlin State Museums.
Monday, 10 July 2017, 7 pm
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