Summer 2024

Dark Times: Diagnostics of the Present

July 17-19

This conference focuses on the interface of academic and public humanities: it seeks to prompt interdisciplinary discussions in the context of current discourses of crisis—the metaphor of “dark times” has regained currency for designating the present, be it with regard to tendencies of political totalization or to threats to democracy, to the pandemic or to global warming.

The conference aims to discuss today’s discourses of crisis at the interfaces of political theory, ecology, philosophy, literature, and art. Organized by Andrea Krauss and Elisabeth Strowick (Department of German, NYU) and Gabriella Etmektsoglou (NYU Berlin).

Fall 2023

Panel Discussion
Race and Belonging in Today's Germany

Thursday, October 5, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Humboldt University, Hörsaal 2002 (Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin)

Join us on Thursday, October 5 for a discussion on “Race and Belonging in Today’s Germany”, with expert panelists and our Fall 2023 students. Following an introduction into Germany’s different communities of racial minorities and their contexts within German society today, a group of panelists from various backgrounds will address ongoing discourses in Germany and how they compare to those in other national contexts. They will discuss how communities are structured, how they have changed over time, and what members’ current goals and concerns are. With Çiğdem İpek, Osman Örs, Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad, José Segebre, and Mahalia Thomas. Moderated by Shana Minkin.

Poster for Panel Discussion "Race and Belonging in Today's Germany"

Film Screening
Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992

Thursday, September 21, 7:00pm–9:15pm 
Kino in der Kulturbrauerei (Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin)

Join us for a screening of the documentary Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years, followed by a conversation with the film’s producer, Dagmar Schultz. Audre Lorde, the award-winning Black American poet and pioneer in the Black lesbian community, helped empower the Afro-German movement and draw attention to the intersectionality of race and sexuality through literary and political contributions.

Poster with film advertisement "Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years"

Summer 2023

Thinking Outer Space 

Philosophy, Astroculture, and the Histories of Planetarity
July 19-21

Thinking Outer Space brings together historians, geographers, anthropologists, ethnographers, literary scholars, political scientists, scholars of religion and sociologists. Over the course of three days and across nine chronologically and thematically arranged panels, thirty participants from a dozen countries will debate topics ranging from the so-called planetary turn, nineteenth-century protoplanetarianism and cosmic philosophies to the making of space law,  narratives and poetics of planetization, and planetary ethnographies. Convenors: Alexander C. T. Geppert and Rory Rowan.

More Information

Poster, black background, colorful planets. Text: Thinking Outer Space

Fall 2022


Tuesday, December 6, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Maschinenhaus (Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin)

Students from the Experiments in the Future of Performing class, taught by Colin Self, will take to the stage of the Maschinenhaus to present DAS KONZERT. Come see young artists as they put on the culmination of their work this semester in a genre-defying musical celebration. DAS KONZERT is free and open to the public, so bring your friends, and have them bring their friends too!

Colorful background, text reading "Das Konzert"


​​Wednesday, December 7, 6:00pm–8:00pm
St. Agnes (Alexandrinenstraße 118-121, 10969 Berlin)

Join us for this preview featuring works by students in the Interdisciplinary Projects: Guided Practice class, taught by Aleksander Komarov. This vernissage event and reception is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Easels in white room, poster in purple. Text: Die Ausstellung

Fall 2021

NYU Berlin Glocal Academy
Empowering Sustainable Change & Glocal Communities

September 24–25, October 1–2, and October 8

Join the first-ever NYU Berlin Glocal Academy to share knowledge, practices, partnerships, and other resources to empower you as local change-makers to develop projects using a glocal lens. Over five days, you will analyze current issues, tapping into the knowledge of experts in fields such as psychology, mindful leadership and spiritual life, conflict resolution and facilitation, media, climate crisis, and emerging technologies. Each day will include small-group discussions, mentorship and training sessions, and opportunities to connect with Berlin locals.

The academy will lay the foundation for the development of your individual local projects aiming to further a sustainable development goal such as the ones defined by the UN or other organizations.

NYU Berlin Global Academy

Fall 2017

Global Arts Conference

May 31–June 3

The 2017 Global Arts Conference is an exciting initiative to bring together arts faculty from across the entire global network to meet in person, exchange ideas, discover mutual interests, and generate creative and scholarly interaction among NYU faculty working in different but related arts fields. Based on the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk (a work combining all arts), the NYU Global Arts Conference will engage multiple mediums, including theater, music, and the visual arts, while also taking advantage of Berlin's vibrant art scene. 

More information on the conference and its organizers.

Participants of the event in conference room