Direkt zum InhaltDirekt zur SucheDirekt zur Navigation
▼ Zielgruppen ▼

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois: lnterdisciplinary Responses


In the years 1892-1894, W.E.B. Du Bois studied at what is now Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (then Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität). Although the lack of financial resources did not allow him to complete his doctorate here, his stay in Berlin and his studies with German economists, sociologists and historians had a strong impact on his work. In 1958, Humboldt University awarded him an honorary doctorate.


Commemorating W.E.B. Du Bois' 150th birthday in 2018, the American Studies Program at Humboldt University honors Du Bois' wide-ranging and influential work, which resonates in many scholarly fields. Students and scholars from various disciplines will reflect on the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois.



Download the flyer here.



October 31, 2018, 5:30 PM


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Main Building, Unter den Linden 6