The knowledge of migrants and their role as producers and translators of knowledge has so far received very limited attention. Existing research on this topic predominantly focuses on the early modern period and colonial history. Consequently, the Bucerius Young Scholars Forum aims to look at this phenomenon from a supra-epochal, transregional and also interdisciplinary perspective.

The fourth forum at the University of California in Berkeley will take place digitally on October 12, 13 and 14, 2020. The annual Bucerius Lecture will be held in 2021.

The third forum took place from October 21 to 23, 2019. The Bucerius Lecture 2019 was held by the German-Ukrainian writer Katja Petrowskaja. The conversation with Sven Spieker who teaches Comparative Literature at the University of California in Santa Barbara dealt with the role of German language in Petrowskaja’s writing and the place of memories and historical facts in literary narrations about the past.

German-Ukrainian writer Katja Petrowskaja hold the Bucerius Lecture 2019 titled “Maybe Esther: Storytelling and the Unpredictability of the Past“. The conversation with Sven Spieker who teaches Comparative Literature at the University of California in Santa Barbara dealt with the role of German language in Petrowskaja’s writing and the place of memories and historical facts in literary narrations about the past.

Dr. Anna Hofmann
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