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Dr. Alia Mossallam is a guest researcher in the Sound Archive

The HZK welcomes Dr. Alia Mossallam as visiting scholar at the Sound Archive. She is a cultural historian. Her PhD dissertation explored a popular history of Nasserist Egypt through stories told and songs sung by people who contributed to milestone events of the 1952 revolution (the building of the Aswan High Dam, and the 1956 and 1967 wars). She has taught at the American University in Cairo (AUC), the Cairo Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (CILAS), Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and held the series of history workshops ‘Ihky ya Tarikh’ with students, activists and artists in governorates all over Egypt, as an experiment in history-telling. She has also explored playwriting with Laila Soliman and Hassan El-Geretly as attempts to bring stories (and songs) of struggle unto the stage.
Her publications include an article on youth activism in the volume Democratic Transition in the Middle East, a workers’ history of the Aswan High dam in the Journal of Water History, and an article on history workshops in Egypt in the History Workshop Journal. She has also written for Mada Masr, Jadaliyya and Ma’azif.
The guest professorship at the HZK is sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.

Termination of the election procedure for the full-time Women’s Representative and her deputies

Due to the restrictions in accordance with § 14 of the current Corona-Eindämmungsverordnung of the State of Berlin, the prerequisites for a proper conduct of the committee elections in the summer semester 2020 are missing. Therefore the already initiated election procedures will be discontinued. The Central Election Board will open new election procedures as early as possible in the winter semester 2020/21.

Guest professorships Diversity of Knowledge

The HZK welcomes the two guest professors Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Bösl and Jörg Feuchter in the study programme “Diversity of Knowledge” for the summer semester 2020.
Dr. Bösl is a private lecturer at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.
Dr. Feuchter is employed Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in the department “Regesta Imperii – catalogue of charters issued by Frederick III, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1440-1493)”.
The focus of the study program in this semester will be DNA.
Both visiting professors offer a lecture, three seminars and a workshop in this field.
In her lecture, Prof. Bösl will give an overview of the development of scientific knowledge interests, methods and research practices in the 19th and 20th centuries. In her seminars, Prof. Bösl deals with gender and disability on the one hand and the plague as a concept on the other.
For Prof. Feuchter, DNA with its interdisciplinary potential is the focus of the seminar.
And in their joint workshop, the two visiting professors work with a concrete exhibition to illuminate the mediation of cooperation between cultural and natural sciences.

Further information can be found in the curriculum of the HZK.

COVID19: Tieranatomisches Theater temporarily closed

Against the background of the increasing number of infections and the further spread of the coronavirus in Germany, the Berlin Senate has decided on a series of immediate measures for Berlin’s universities and colleges.

The buildings of Humboldt-Universität will be temporarily closed to the public from Monday, 16 March, including the Tieranatomisches Theater.

We fully support this decision and will announce information about our reopening and the upcoming exhibitions here.

Stay healthy! The TA T – Team

Carla Lois ist new Visiting Professor at HZK

Das HZK welcomes Carla Lois from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) as a visiting professor. Carla Lois is a historian of science and from September 2019 to May 2020 she will focus on her current research project in the field of the history of geography and cartography “The Cartographic. Cartographic Images, Space and Visual Thinking in Spatial Thought and Orientation Devices (19th and 20th centuries)”. She is an Independent Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina (CONICET) and coordinates the Grupo de Historia y Epistemología de las Cartografías e Imágenes Técnicas (GHECIT).  Among her books are “Mapas para la nación. Episodios en la historia de la cartografía argentina ” (Biblos, 2014) und “Terrae Incognitae. Modos de pensar y mapear geografías desconocidas” (Eudeba, 2018).
The guest professorship is sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.