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Siegfried Unseld Vorlesung

In 2012, the Dahlem Humanities Center and the German publishing house Suhrkamp Verlag inaugurated a new cooperative event series: The Siegfried Unseld Vorlesung, named after one of the most influential publishers in post-war Germany. The lecture has since been held by prominent authors and intellectuals such as Joanna Bator, Andreas Maier and Volker Braun focusing upon the relationship and interactions between literature, society, politics, religion and myth.

The lecture series aims at contributing to the public dialogue between literature, media and the humanities, and to augment the university’s role as a forum for intellectual exchange between the arts and academia.

Each lecture is followed by a workshop during which PhD candidates and students have the opportunity of engaging in an intensive discussion with the guest author.

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Siegfried Unseld Vorlesung 2020 with Ann Cotten: "Unbeantwortbar. Das üben wir?!"

May 26, 2020

Siegfried Unseld Vorlesung 2018 with Andreas Maier: "Ortsumgehung"

November 28, 2018

Siegfried Unseld Vorlesung 2016 with Joanna Bator: "The Horror of Cruelty"

December 5, 2016

Siegfried Unseld Vorlesung 2014 with Volker Braun: "Festgehaltene Gefährten"

November 4, 2014

Siegfried Unseld Vorlesung 2012 with Uwe Tellkamp: "Botenstoffe"

May 24, 2012