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Berlin 2013

In March 2013, the Annual Sociology Study trip was organized in collaboration with the University of Humboldt in Berlin. 19 students and 2 members of staff, Alice Mah and Bob Carter, took part in the study visit, flying out on Sunday and returning to Warwick the following Friday.

A welcome lecture and reception was hosted at the International Research Centre ‘Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History’ at Humboldt University, providing students with an opportunity to meet academic researchers and students in Berlin.

Alice gave a talk at the centre on the politics of intergenerational solidarity among the Liverpool dockers.

The educational and cultural programme of the study trip included city walking tours, public lectures, and guided museums tours: ‘Diversity Destroyed: Berlin 1933–1938’ at the German Historical Museum; ‘Margaret Bourke-White: Photographs 1930–1945’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau; the new futuristic temporary museum ‘Humboldt-Box’ on the site of the future reconstructed Berlin Palace; the Soviet War Memorial at Treptower Park; and the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery.