Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Upcoming Events

16. April 2024: Humboldt Book Club


You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Humboldt Book Club at 6pm on 16 April 2024 in Room 0.03 in Dorotheenstraße 28.

Our pick: Greenwood by Michael Christie

Open to staff and students alike. You are more than welcome to come along and join in our discussion even if you haven’t managed to read the book. At the very least, you will be offered a cup of tea…

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Ringvorlesung "Inklusion und Heterogenität im Fremdsprachenunterricht"

Prof. Geraldine Balzer, University of Saskatchewan:

“Becoming Social Justice Teachers: Reading the Postcolonial World”

  • Montag, 29.04.2024, 16-18 Uhr c.t.
  • Zoom und DOR 65, R. 459, für alle, die im Plenum den Vortrag hören und sich am anschließenden Gespräch beteiligen möchten.


Das vollständige Programm des SoSe 2024 findet sich hier.


W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures


W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture in cooperation the U.S. Embassy in Berlin

Leigh Raiford (University of California, Berkeley):

“Photography and the Making and Unmaking of Black Citizenship”

April 30, 2024

6:15-7:45 p.m.

Lecture Hall 1070, Unter den Linden 6 (main building)


This talk examines how photographs across two centuries and in a variety of forms and genres—including surveillance images, documentary photography, personal images, and public art—influences ideas of Black citizenship in the United States.

Leigh Raiford is Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches, researches, curates and writes about race, gender, justice and visuality. Raiford is the author of Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle and, with Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas and Laura Wexler of Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography, forthcoming from Thames and Hudson. This Spring, Raiford is the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin where she is completing a book entitled When Home is a Photograph: Blackness and Belonging in the World (under contract with Duke UP).


All abstracts and bios on the W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures page.