English Journal Club - Cultural Exchange and Reception
English matters – not only in daily life (from entertainment to business), but also in academic life. International conferences are mostly held in English. Scholars of many non-Anglophone countries ... Lesen Sie weiter
English matters – not only in daily life (from entertainment to business), but also in academic life. International conferences are mostly held in English. Scholars of many non-Anglophone countries publish increasingly or even exclusively in English (e.g. Albania, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey). Many international students and visiting scholars come to Berlin who do not speak German fluently or at all. Good knowledge of English has become indispensable, not only for reading scholarly literature, but also for oral communication and academic publishing.
In order to better prepare students for their future careers, this seminar will be held exclusively in English. It is meant for all students, level of English notwithstanding. If your English is not yet perfect, do not stay away – on the contrary, come and improve your academic English skills.
The journal club is a format commonly used in the natural sciences. Scholars meet regularly and critically evaluate recent, particularly innovative and important publications in academic literature. We will discuss recent publications to gain an overview of current discourses, approaches, and methods in the field.
The format – in the classroom or hybrid (if the pandemic conditions allow), or synchronous digital – is open and will be discussed with all participants.
Please note: The Archaeological Colloquium (Monday 6-8 pm), which is commonly combined with this seminar to form one Hermeneutic module, may also be offered in mixed formats (classroom, hybrid, synchronous online). If you cannot attend this colloquium in the winter semester, you can attend it in another semester or replace the colloquium with another type of course (Seminar, Vorlesung, Übung etc. – the grade would not count, since the colloquium is not separately graded).