Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Upcoming Events

25.06.2024: W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture


25 June 2024
6:15–7:45 p.m.
Unter den Linden 6, 2249a


Thomas Heise (Pennsylvania State University, Abington):

“Reading Space: Literature, Capital, Geography”


Thomas Heise will reflect on the spatial imagination of U.S. literature in relation to changing modes of production, histories of uneven urban development and practices of segregation, ghettoization, zoning, redlining, and gentrification. His talk will read U.S. fiction for its narratives of place and its depictions of urban life, but also for how novels respond formally to the representational challenges that the urban environment poses as its spatiality changes and its social complexity multiplies in the wake of capital’s shifting needs and technologies. In what ways are gender, sexual, and racial identities spatially constituted in a work of literature? What is a novel’s geographical imaginary at the neighborhood, urban, national, or global level? His talk will attempt to address questions such as how human sociospatial practices are interwoven through time to create the geographies of the built environment as well as the geographies of memory, culture, and everyday life.

27.06.2024: Das Circle U. Teacher Education Network


Den Europäischen Hochschulraum für die Lehrkräftebildung entwickeln (Workshop)

Die Lehre zu internationalisieren und die Mobilität von Studierenden zu fördern, sind wesentliche Ziele, die mit der Schaffung eines gemeinsamen Europäischen Hochschulraumes verbunden sind. Während der gemeinsame Professionsbezug bereits von sich aus der Lehrkräftebildung eine Internationalisierungsperspektive bietet, stehen die Orientierung auf die Schulsysteme der jeweiligen Länder und oftmals kleinteilige formale Regelungen zur Studienorganisation internationaler Mobilität im Lehramtsstudium entgegen. Innerhalb der Circle U. University Alliance hat sich darum das Teacher Education Network (TENet) gegründet, um Möglichkeiten für studentische Mobilität und gemeinsame Forschung in professionsorientierter Perspektive zu ermöglichen.

Die Professional School of Education als Koordinatorin, des TENet der Circle U. lädt zu Workshop Workshop ein, um Lehrformate innerhalb der lehramtsrelevanten Studiengänge (BA/BSc/MEd) zu erarbeiten, die Studierende als Mit-Forschende einbeziehen und im Rahmen von Internationalisation @Home und von Kurzzeitmobilitäten internationale Erfahrungen auf niederschwellige Weise ermöglichen.

Zielgruppe: Der Workshop richtet sich an Lehrende in Lehramtsstudiengängen, insbesondere (aber nicht nur) aus den Fachdidaktiken und Bildungswissenschaften sowie an Studierende des Lehramts aller Studiengänge und Semester.

Kapazität: 26 Personen

Wir bitten um eine kurze Anmeldung per E-Mail (, um eine bessere Planung zu ermöglichen (Name, Fach, ggf. Studiengang)

Zeit: 13:30-16:00

Ort: Professional School of Education | Hausvogteiplatz 5-7 | Raum 0219-0222 (Zentrum für technologiegestütztes Lernen, ZtL)


27.06.2024: Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary


Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary hosts Dr. Christine Okoth (King's College London),
June 27, 6-8PM
Unter den Linden 6, Room 3059.

Join us for an evening talk on:

'Managed Mobility and the Documentary Tradition'

Against the backdrop of salt mining in Niger and at the meeting point between French colonialism and contemporary policies around 'managed migration,' this paper is interested in the work that documentation performs in perpetuating racial logics around right and proper movement. Building on recent work on early non-fiction film I read the work of poet and filmmaker Ladan Osman, whose travelogue Alien Citizen Field Notes and poetry collection Exiles of Eden both recover the history of anthropological depictions of nomadic communities and link that history to the contemporary policing of movement during the so-called 'migrant crisis.' The paper concludes on a reading of a scene in Idrissou Mora-Kpai's documentary Arlit, deuxième Paris (2005), where the Nigerien town that was once the centre of the French uranium boom has been transformed into a last stop for persons who have been intercepted on their way to Europe.

Christine Okoth is Lecturer in Literatures and Cultures of the Black Atlantic in the Department of English at King's College London. Prior to coming to King's, Christine was Research Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick where
she worked on Mike Niblett and Chris Campbell's Leverhulme-funded project 'World Literature and Commodity Frontiers.' She is currently writing a book entitled Race and the Raw Material and her work has been published in Feminist Theory, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Modern Fiction
Studies, Cambridge Quarterly, and Textual Practice.


28.06.2024: Ringvorlesung "Inklusion und Heterogenität im Fremdsprachenunterricht"


Dr.’in Sina Derichsweiler (Universität zu Köln):

“Widerstandsbegrüßender Fremdsprachenunterricht aus geschlechterinklusiver Perspektive”

  • Freitag, 28.05.2024, 14-16 Uhr c.t.
  • Zoom und HVP 5-7, R. 0007, für alle, die im Plenum den Vortrag hören und sich am anschließenden Gespräch beteiligen möchten.


Das vollständige Programm des SoSe 2024 findet sich hier.


02.07.2024: Humboldt Book Club



You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Humboldt Book Club at 6pm on 2 July 2024 in Room 0.03, Dorotheenstraße 28.

Our pick: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

In case anyone is feeling apprehensive about coming along to the Book Club, I would like to once again reiterate that this “club” is an interdepartmental social activity, open to everyone working or studying at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Rest assured, whatever your level of English, it will be enough for you to be part of the group. The atmosphere is very relaxed and people can particpate as much or as little as they wish.

For further details contact