18 July 2017

Goethe scholar Wilson at Campus Talks

How Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was viewed during the Third Reich

The Humboldtian W. Daniel Wilson will spend face-to-face time with the Campus Talks audience on 18 July. Researchers explain their work in a nutshell during the programme which is broadcast on ARD-alpha, the education channel of the ARD television company. Each visitor has 13 minutes to explain the focus of his or her research to an audience of laypersons - without the help of PowerPoint charts or teleprompters: they must make their presentation without notes.

W. Daniel Wilson is a German scholar at Royal Holloway College at the University of London. Winner of the Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange, he is currently conducting research together with his specialist colleagues Gerhard Lauer and Paul Kahl from the University of Göttingen on theeventful history of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar during the 19th and 20th centuries. For his Campus Talk, Wilson will discuss the way Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was viewed during the Third Reich.

ARD-alpha is Germany’s only educational TV channel. The station broadcasts classic educational television programmes such as “Telekolleg” and language courses, shows and magazine programmes on science, history and art, and discussion formats like Campus Talks.

The list of Humboldtians who were guests of the Campus Talks show prior to W. Daniel Wilson includes the Humboldt Professors Karen Radner, Matthias Tschöp, Oliver Brock and Harald Clahsen, former research fellows Stefani Engelstein, Heinz Oberhummer (who died on 23 November 2015) and Florian Rodler, Humboldt Research Award winner Ulrich Trottenberg, the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winners Samuel Wagner and Oliver Eickelberg and the former Feodor Lynen Research Fellows Petra Schwille and Christoph Ribbat.  

Broadcast dates: 18 July at 7:00 p.m., 19 July at 9:30 a.m. and 22 July at 2:30 p.m. on the ARD-alpha television channel or at any time online at www.br.de/fernsehen/ard-alpha/sendungen/campus-talks


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