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1 Academy for Further Education of the University of Bremen Senior Studies Summer Semester

2 Summer semester 2018 Start of courses April 3rd, 2018 End of courses July 6th, 2018 Publisher: University of Bremen Academy for Continuing Education Postfach Bremen

3 Senior studies summer semester 2018

4 Seven golden rules for senior students We senior students are aware: 1. That we are guests of the university who are welcome and not just tolerated. 2. That open and respectful interaction with young students can be a lot of fun. 3. That we can benefit greatly from the human and professional contacts with the young students. 4. That we take a back seat to the young students when space is tight, when events are overcrowded and when discussions take place at an advanced stage. 5. That we let the young students take precedence in the discussion and do not want to impose our knowledge and experience, we are not know-it-alls. 6. That listening to black people is not a trivial offense but an enrichment at the expense of others 7. That we as senior students can contribute to a positive atmosphere at university events through friendly and open-minded behavior towards one another.

5 Contents of senior studies at the University of Bremen ... 7 Useful information ... 8 How and where additional information? ... 8 (Information event / course advice) How and where to register for senior studies? ... 9 (How to register, Semester fee, certificate) Frequently asked questions Interesting facts about attending events (semester duration, event rooms, times, etc.) The State and University Library (SuUB) Computer use at the university (PC places for senior citizens, access to the campus network, StudIP) Commitment and Relaxation in everyday university life (representation of interests, senior citizens help international guest students, concerts in the theater, semester concerts). Courses for senior students Courses offered by the Academy Courses offered for the various courses What should be considered? Environmental Physics Production Technology Geosciences Law Economics Geography History Political Science Sociology Complex decision-making Art-Media-Aesthetic Education Philosophy Religious Studies English-Speaking Cultures / English ... 52

6 Contents Franco-Roman Studies / French General Studies Linguistics and Literature German Studies / German Hispanic Studies / Spanish Linguistics / Language Sciences Transnational Literature Studies Psychology Public Health / Health Science Education and Educational Sciences Site plan of the university Organizational information ... Back cover * * * Important information events and Dates at a glance Further information Introduction to senior studies Wed.,, 10:30 a.m. see page 8 (with campus tour) Campus network, Uni-Account Tue.,, 2:00 p.m. see page 14 StudIP Internet support for teaching during the course Wed.,, 12 : 00:00 see page 15 Campus network, Uni-Account Wed., 2:00 p.m. see page 14 Representation of senior students; Round table representation of senior students; Discussion Thu., 2.30 p.m. see page 16 Tue., 2.30 p.m. see page 16

7 Introduction Senior Studies at the University of Bremen The Senior Studies at the University of Bremen is aimed at older adults who want to use the diverse range of courses at the University for their own further education. The range of events in senior studies mainly consists of regular university courses, which are opened by the university's departments and courses for senior students. Events from a wide variety of disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences as well as law and economics are offered. These regular university courses are supplemented by additional events especially for senior students, which are organized by the Academy for Continuing Education. The range of events in senior studies is compiled anew every semester by the Academy for Continuing Education at the University of Bremen. Registration as a senior student is a prerequisite for participating in senior studies. The semester fee is 130 euros (110 euros if only one event is booked). For more details, see the Helpful Hints How and Where to Register for the Program section. A high school diploma or any other university entrance qualification are not required for participation. Degrees such as B. Diplomas, certificates or the like cannot be achieved with this type of study. * * * - 7 -

8 Useful information How and where to provide additional information? The Academy for Continuing Education offers interested parties several opportunities to find out more about the continuing education offerings for senior citizens in addition to the information in this program. Information event In this approximately two-hour information event before the beginning of the semester, senior studies are presented and any questions about registration and participation answered. In addition, a guided tour through the university is offered, which is intended to provide an initial orientation on campus. Registration is not required for this event. Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:30 a.m., Academy for Continuing Education, Central Area, Room B0770 Student Advisory Service The Academy for Continuing Education advises interested parties on the possibilities of scientific continuing education for senior citizens. Especially newcomers are advised to use this advisory service for easier orientation. Telephone: 0421 / (Ms. Lehmkuhl / Ms. Truschinski) Location: Academy for Continuing Education, central area under the cafeteria, room B0670 Office hours: Mon. to Fri. 10: 00-12: 00 and by appointment, you can reach our rooms in the Academy for Continuing Education The easiest way to do this is if you come from the tram stop Zentralbereich, cross the canteen over the wooden bridge and then use the entrance to the academy on the right at the end of the bridge. You can also use the entrance to the central area by the theater and then follow the signs (keep left after the entrance)

9 Useful information How and where to register for senior studies? Registration how are you? You can register for the semester program either online or with the registration form enclosed with this program. In order to use the online registration, first go to our homepage (Link: There you will find a detailed description of how to proceed for a successful registration in the area for the semester program under the heading Now let's go, next to a link to the online registration form. To register by post, please use our registration form. Send the completed form to the following address: University of Bremen Academy for Continuing Education for Seniors Postfach Bremen Your registration should be received by us no later than the beginning of the second week of the semester. As soon as we have received your registration We will first check whether there is a limited number of participants for some of the events you want and whether there are still places available. If the available places are already occupied, you will receive a written rejection from us for this event; we will also put you on the waiting list for this Event so we can practice you You can notify us if places are returned by participants. You will be admitted by us for events in which there are still places available as well as for events that are not limited from the outset. This is done by sending the certificate for senior students. There will be no further notification related to the individual events, so that you can assume that by sending you the certificate for senior students, you have been admitted to all of the events you have requested for which you have not received a written rejection from us. Semester fee The semester fee for senior students is Euro (110.- Euro if only one event is booked). In exceptional cases, additional fees may also be due for individual events. A discount can be granted if you receive ongoing benefits in accordance with SGB XII or if there is a case of social hardship. Please attach - 9 - to your written application

10 Useful information, attach appropriate documents from which the reasons for your application can be seen. The payment of the semester fee entitles you to participate in the events of the senior studies. This includes both the open courses of the degree programs and the events offered by the Academy for Continuing Education. Please transfer the semester fee only after you have received your certificate for senior students. If the registration is canceled before the start of the semester, an administration fee of EUR 15 will be charged. A refund of the participant fee after the end of the second week of the course is only possible in justified exceptional cases. Please transfer the semester fee using the transfer form enclosed with the certificate for senior students. If, in exceptional cases, you use a different transfer form or transfer via home banking, please enter the exact data given below for the transfer to our account at the Landeshauptkasse Bremen: Payee: LHK Bremen, University, Academy IBAN: DE BIC: BRLADE 22 Purpose: Important: Please enter the full first and last name of the participant (not the account holder!) And do not forget the purpose (see above)! Certificate for senior students The certificate for senior students indicates that you are a senior student to the university, i. H. as a participant in senior studies. Please carry this certificate with you when you visit the university. With the certificate, you can eat at a reduced price in the university cafeteria as a participant in senior studies. You should have an electronic payment card (Mensacard) issued via the service point in the cafeteria, or you should present the certificate to the payment counter upon request; Apply for a free entry card at the State and University Library (please also bring your ID card); Apply for a user ID to use the campus network and the computer systems of the University of Bremen (building SFG, 2nd level, room 2410, office hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; please also bring your identity card)

11 Frequently asked questions Useful information How many courses can I attend? You can book any number of events from our program booklet. However, please only register for the events that you actually want to attend and notify us if you do not want to use your space in an event with a limited number of participants. Otherwise you will block places that other senior students might have liked to take. Can I also attend courses that are listed in the university's course catalog? In exceptional cases, you can also take courses from the course catalog of the University of Bremen, which you should note separately on the registration form. However, you must ask the respective university professor before the start of the event (e.g. via their secretariat, at or before the start of the first meeting) whether it is possible for you as a participant in the senior studies. Can I also attend events at a later date? Yes, in the course of the semester you can also attend events that are not initially taken, but please let us know which additional events you would like to take. However, if these events are limited in number of participants, you must generally reassure yourself with us whether there are still places available. Can I reserve myself for individual events? A reservation for individual events is generally not possible. How do I find out if an event is taking place as planned? In everyday university life it can always happen that an event does not take place as advertised. We are rarely notified of changes to departmental events at short notice. You can get a good overview via StudIP (see page 15), where all faculty events are listed and any changes noted. In the event of last-minute changes to the events we hold (AKAD events), we will notify, as far as possible, all participants who have registered for the event in question. Where is my certificate? I signed up very early! We process all registrations in the order they are received. However, given the number of registrations, this can take some time. We

12 Useful information strive to send out all certificates for senior students as quickly as possible! Why didn't I get a place in a limited-attendance event? I signed up very early! We allocate the places in the events in the order in which the registration forms are received. At the beginning of the registration phase, we receive dozens of registrations, so it is quite possible that individual events are fully booked within 2-3 days. All further registrations will then be placed on a waiting list, from which any successors will be informed. I received my senior student certificate. And now? By sending the certificate for senior students, you are admitted to all of the courses you have attended for which you have not received a written rejection at the same time as the certificate. So you can attend your events at the beginning of the lecture period and there will be no further notification. What do I need the certificate for senior students for? The certificate serves as proof that you are taking part in senior studies in the current semester. It should always be carried with you and it should be possible to show it on request. The certificate also entitles you to borrow items free of charge from the state and university library, to use the campus network and to eat at discounted prices (price level B) in the cafeteria. When will the next program booklet appear? How do i get it? The event directory for the summer semester will appear at the beginning of March, the directory for the winter semester at the beginning of September. If you take part in the continuing education program in one (this) semester, the event directories will be sent to you automatically in the following semesters as they appear. If you do not want to take part in the training program yet, we will be happy to send you our next program on request (e.g. Tel .: 0421 /)

13 Useful information Useful information on attending events Summer semester 2018 Start of courses April 3rd, 2018 End of courses July 6th, 2018 Event rooms For the location of the individual buildings, please refer to the map of the university at the end of this program. If you have an Internet connection, a map of the university is also available on the Internet at the following web address: Times of the events As a rule, the events in the university begin c. t. (cum tempore = with time, i.e. a quarter of an hour after the specified time, the so-called academic quarter). The addition s. T. or if the start of the event explicitly deviates from the full hour (e.g. 1:30 p.m.), this indicates that the event will start punctually at the specified time. State and University Library (SuUB) The SuUB consists of a large central library and several decentralized departmental libraries, which are spatially directly assigned to specific departments or courses of study. The entrance area of ​​the central library is on the boulevard of the university. Introduction to library use Every first Wednesday of the month there is a public library tour with a presentation of the online library catalog at 5:00 p.m. It is intended to provide spatial orientation in the library, provide initial tips for searching for literature in the catalog and provide an overview of the basic services of the SuUB (lending, ordering magazines, PC workstations, printing, scanning, copying, etc.). Participation in the tours does not require any prior knowledge. The guided tours are free of charge, no registration is required for individuals. The meeting point is the i-Punkt in the entrance area of ​​the central library on the university campus. See also:

14 Useful information Computer use at the university PC workstations for senior students There are four PC workstations available to senior students in the central area under the cafeteria, in the corridor in front of room B0670. There you can work with standard software (Microsoft Office 2007), print or access the Internet for surfing or using. Please ask for the password required to use the PCs in the senior studies office, room B0670. Mr. Dieter Kooke, himself a participant in the senior studies, offers an introduction to the use of computers and help with problems.Interested senior students can contact Mr. Kooke. Contact: Mr Dieter Kooke Telephone: 0421 / Access to the campus network of the Uni-Account Senior students can request access to the campus network and use the network services (account, access to the campus network from home). The application for the use of the ZfN computers and the network services must be submitted personally to the user administration of the Zentrum für Netze (building SFG, 1st level, room 2410, office hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.). Please bring a valid photo ID and the certificate for senior students with you. Access to the campus network and the university account is valid for ½ year (1 semester). Please inform the senior studies office of your university address. Your university account can then be automatically renewed if you re-enroll as a senior student in the following semester. More information on the ZfN homepage: Get a Uni-Account and what now ???? You have been given a university account for your access to the campus network, a mailbox has been set up at the university and you have been given a piece of paper on which the access code and a cryptic password are printed, but what next? How do you get to the mailbox and how can you send mails via the mailbox? And what about WiFi here at the university? Can you actually go online with your notebook / smartphone here at the university? What exactly does the Uni-Account offer and how do you use them?

15 Useful Hints Question after question. To help you further, Ms. Reeber from the account administration of the Center for Networks offers two introductory courses in which these and other questions are discussed and (hopefully) resolved. Dates: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 2 p.m. s. T. until approx. 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. s.t. until approx. 3:30 p.m. In the Center for Networks, Building SFG, Room 1200/10, please register for the courses by email to or by phone: 20 places are available for participants each. StudIP Internet support for courses Via access to the campus network, access to the course-related internet support for face-to-face teaching at the University of Bremen (StudIP) is also possible (link: via which the university lecturers conduct their courses, make materials available online or inform participants via email. This system is Also interesting for senior students, as materials for courses are often distributed exclusively via StudIP and information about short-term cancellations / rescheduling of events is only provided via StudIP. A flyer with information on StudIP is available in the academy. There will also be an information event for senior students in which StudIP is presented in more detail and information about the possibilities of the system. Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:00 ct to approx. 1:00 pm, Academy for Continuing Education, Central Area, Room B0660 Engagement and E Relaxation in everyday university life Representation of interests of senior students The representative of senior students is the contact person for the issues of senior students and represents them in the area of ​​the University of Bremen, regionally and nationally. This body is elected for a period of two years by the plenary assembly of senior students that takes place every two years and consists of senior students who do volunteer work. During their term of office, the members of the Senior Students' Representation meet regularly for non-public deliberations. Do you have questions? Then please contact: Helmut Krause Gerhard Bethmann Tel .: 0421 / Tel .:

16 Useful information You can find all information about the representation of senior students on the bulletin board in the Academy for Continuing Education (central area B, under the cafeteria) next to room B0670 (senior studies office). In the summer semester of 2018, the representation invites you to two rounds of talks in the Café Unique (building SFG) in order to give senior students the opportunity to get to know the representation better and to discuss suggestions and / or points of criticism relating to senior studies. The following dates are planned: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from s.t. Clock in Café Unique in the SFG building. Senior Citizens help young, international guest students In the 2011/12 winter semester, a group of senior citizens, the Senior Citizens, came together to support young international guest students and researchers during their stay at the University of Bremen. In cooperation with the International Office of the University of Bremen, the Citizens offer help with any problems in everyday (study) life. Activities with the young students such as city tours through Bremen's old town and the harbor or a joint breakfast also offer both groups the opportunity to get to know each other and to better understand the other culture. The group of senior citizens meets at regular intervals to discuss further activities and projects. The next meeting will take place at the beginning of the summer semester. Interested senior students who want to get non-binding information or to work in a group are warmly welcome to the meetings and activities. More information about the dates or the Senior Citizens from Mr. Wilckhaus, Tel .: or via * * *

17 Useful information Lunchtime concerts in the university theater hall The university theater hall is located on the cafeteria lake at the passage from the tram stop Universität Zentralbereich (towards the city center) to the cafeteria. It represents a worthy setting for the Bösendorfer grand piano of the musicology / music education course, the purchase of which was made possible by a significant private donation. During the semester there are regular concerts there for small ensembles from solo to eight or ten-person ensembles, in all musical genres: classical, jazz and ethnic music from all over the world. The concerts are mainly organized by students and teachers of the music course, but also by other university members and guests who are always welcome. On the one hand, music students are given the opportunity to perform in public; on the other hand, the public at the University and the city of Bremen can enjoy the artistic results of the music course. The following dates have been planned for the 2018 summer semester: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission Classical music with piano and singing Stefanie Adler / piano and guest Tuesday, April 10, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission NIO: Global Pop & Worldmusic Nio / vocals, gitam / guitar and Miitja / clarinet Tuesday, April 17, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission International singer-songwriter lunchtime concert in collaboration with Songs & Whispers Tuesday, April 24, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission Guido Goh live with piano and Sisa Tuesday, May 8, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission Improvisations on drums and percussion Maximilian Suhr Tuesday, May 15, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission International singer-songwriter lunch concert in cooperation with Songs & Whispers Tuesday, May 22, 2018, clock, theater hall, free admission Jazz Conrad Schwenke / piano & Klaus Fey / saxophone

18 Useful information Tuesday, May 29, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission classical guitar Ulrich Busch Tuesday, June 5, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission jazz impressions Sylke Meyerhuber / soprano & Marc Günther / piano Tuesday, June 12 2018, clock, theater hall, free admission Quintetto Giocoso: Classical music for five Tuesday, June 19, 2018, clock, theater hall, free admission International singer-songwriter lunchtime concert in collaboration with Songs & Whispers Tuesday, June 26, 2018, clock, theater hall, admission Free Orquesta No Típica, Tango Orchestra of the University of Bremen Conductor: Juan María Solare Tuesday, July 3, 2018, p.m., theater hall, free admission Pop Choir of the University of the Arts, Bremen Conductor: Rucsandra Popescu Semester final concert by the orchestra and choir of the university »From the New World «Antonin Dvořák: 9th Symphony from the New World Orchestra of the University of Bremen Michael Tippett, Five Negro Spirituals from 'A Child of Our Time', choir of the University of Bremen : Susanne Gläß Friday, June 29, 2018, 8:00 p.m., Gutsscheune Stuhr Sunday, July 1, 2018, a.m., GW1 - University lecture hall Further information on the concert program and the individual events can also be found at:

19 Offers by the Academy for Senior Students Course Offers by the Academy for Continuing Education In addition to the regular courses open to senior students in the individual departments of the university (see further back in the program), the Academy for Continuing Education offers its own events specifically for senior students as part of senior studies. AKAD01 About (re-) surveying the world ... The most dangerous worldview is that of those who have never looked at the world. "(Attributed to A. Humboldt) The world is being re-measured once again: Today, satellites, drones, and moving ones are taking over Special cameras ... this task, around the clock, accurate to the centimeter. Unimaginable amounts of data are stored in gigantic computer networks. And: this knowledge is used even more extensively and intensively than ever before ... But what does it mean, what does it actually mean, the world What ideas, what ideas, what interests are behind it? What is more: What does it mean for everyone's life when the world is measured down to the last corner? In fact, the systematic measurement and (re) order of the world comes into play European tradition of thought, cultural history and cross-border relationships have played a prominent role This is not just about gaining geographical knowledge: traditional images of the world and people are shaken, the views of the 'world' change and multiply. But only in the enlightening Europe of the 18th century, in the race for reputation, wealth and land and always in competition for geopolitical and economic world supremacy - does the precise mapping and comprehensive survey of the world begin, combined with the establishment of a (western) system of standards, the is still effective today in a variety of ways. The series of events is divided into two parts: Part 1: On an expedition with Cook, Forster, Humboldt and Gauß The summer semester 2018 is about the requirements, developments and consequences of European exploration policies and discourses of discovery. Here we follow in the footsteps of great researchers and 'world surveyors'. Scientific and technical innovations (telescopes, sextants, mechanical precision clocks ...) create opportunities to differentiate, expand, and objectify the modalities of research and learned evidence ... Disputes between different contemporary actors (scientists, practitioners, traveling reporters , Writers, utopians) for recognition and power of interpretation go hand in hand with the development of

20 offers of the academy for senior students public (s), in which knowledge can be socialized. However, scientific as well as enlightenment dispositions 'substantiate' and accompany European expansion policies and the global spread of capitalist modes of production and 'exploitation practices'. The complex entanglement of (European) knowledge with power, which is characteristic of Western modernity, is clearly recognizable hitherto unknown worlds, so to speak, as a mirror in front of which European thinking and action are redefined, formed and developed. In this context, the foreign becomes an object of research and a figure of reflection, with far-reaching effects on non-European cultures 'often leads to slavery, oppression, missionary work, colonization ... up to the scientifically' substantiated '(master) race theory. As part of the seminar, a visit to the Unterweser Shipping Museum in Brake and the Olbers Planetarium in Bremen are planned. Literature : For the seminar there will be a textsa provided in the form of a reader. Lecturer: Dr. Ursula Dreyer Time: Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (with a short break) Location: Academy for Further Education, Room B0770 Note: Participation limit: 60 people Please note: This seminar is a repetition of the event of the same name from the summer semester to those interested who could not be considered due to the limited number of participants in the 2017 summer semester. The second part of the series of events will be offered in the 2018/19 winter semester. AKAD02 Mapping the city! : Deciphering the modern city Enthusiasm for the CITY often goes down winding paths; Those who know their codes can consider themselves lucky. (H.G. Isenberg) Big cities and metropolises have always exerted a great fascination and attraction on people, on residents as well as on 'newcomers'. And although the expectations of city and urban life were and are very different, what they have in common is the hope for better living conditions. So what are the specific substance and spirit, the unmistakable shape and character of a city, what is its atmosphere,

21 offers of the academy for senior students what the flair of the urban? How does CITY work, or to put it another way / in a modern way: How 'ticks' it? The modern (big) city is seen as a setting, laboratory and workshop of tense socialization processes. Here the foreign meets the other, accessibility meets exclusion, capital interests meet public interest interests, use value meets exchange value, power meets counterpower ... This is where it becomes clear at the latest that the city is more than an imagined, planned and built environment, i.e. more than vision, texture and structure : It lives from the communication and interaction of urban actors. Last but not least, it receives its meaning / meaning through the specific perception, appropriation and design of its residents, the protagonists of public life, and is therefore always an imagined and lived culture, symbolic and material expression of social conditions. So the big city - not a closed geographical area, but a living, social organism. Even more: the city does not exactly embody the well-ordered succession of different spaces and (historical) times, but rather captivates with the chaotic, confusing simultaneity of non-simultaneity. How can one approach the CITY in its complex and contradicting form? How can one understand it better, orientate oneself in it? And: How can it possibly be possible to rediscover them, to look at them with 'different' eyes? The special achievement of the medium 'map' (e.g. street map, city maps, postcards) in their different forms and their different references was and is - in addition to the representation of knowledge and experience - the 'visualization' of what is invisible in itself. However, this remains static. The mapping as a methodical and content-related extension, on the other hand, stands for the representation of the process of exploration / discovery, development and appropriation. Going out into the city and moving around in it, but also immersing oneself in literature, film, and painting are primary, paradigmatic and practical forms of taking possession. You make a picture for yourself; generates an educational process: decipher the city! "Actors such as artists and writers, scientists, (city) planners and, last but not least, the city dwellers themselves become strollers, 'vagabonds' or 'city scouts', tourists or 'asphalt cowboys' .. . They sharpen the feeling for the imaginary sides of the city: for places and non-places, for situations and atmospheres and the associated (invisible) mechanisms of power. The dynamics of spatial relations can be described; topographical moments are enriched by topological ones. With this understanding, the mapping allows a free combination of methods and innovative perspectives, thus offers a multi-perspective access to current urban research, development and design. The seminar deals with specific forms of personal ("mental maps") as well as mediated perception (in literature , Film, art ...) to experience, use and (co-) design of public urban spaces as wese all moments and references

22 offers of the academy for senior students points to lively and livable cities as well as sustainable spatial urban planning. The event gives insights into current urban discourses and above all into research projects on the perception-oriented, 'sensual' measurement of urban spaces. However, reflections on the latest 'leeway' in digital search for traces and surveying strategies in connection with CITY are also taken into account. 'Forays through the urban', a visit to an exhibition and discussions with experts are planned. More details will be announced in the event. Literature: A collection of texts will be made available for the seminar in the form of a reader. Lecturer: Dr. Ursula Dreyer Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (with a short break) Location: Academy for Further Education, Room B0770 Note: Participation limit: 60 people AKAD03 Online lecture series Utopia or Dystopia Lecture series of the Federal Working Group Scientific Further Education for Elderly BAG WiWA A number of university facilities are also offering this summer semester of the scientific further education all members of the Federal Working Group Scientific Further Education for Older People (BAG WiWA) of the German Society for Scientific Further Education and Distance Learning ev (DGWF) is again offering a nationwide online lecture series. The theme this time is: utopia or dystopia. In a series of lectures, representatives of various scientific disciplines take up the main topic and illuminate it from different perspectives. The special thing about it: The lectures are transmitted via video conference from the lecturer's home university to the lecture halls of all other participating institutions. In Bremen, they are transmitted to the screen in room B0770 in the Academy for Continuing Education. Following the presentations, the presenter will answer online questions from the audience at all participating universities. The recordings of the lectures are also made available to a wider audience via the Internet, regardless of time and location. Further information and the recordings of the lectures (also from previous semesters) at: As a supplement to the online lectures, an accompanying event is offered in which the topic is dealt with together and the lectures are discussed. The following online lectures and accompanying events take place: o Wed., 2.00 p.m. s.t. - 3:30 p.m., room B0660: kick-off event,

23 offers of the academy for senior students o Wed., 4:00 p.m. s.t. - 6:00 p.m., room B0770: online lecture. The great utopias of the Renaissance Utopia and Nova Atlantis. Dr. Carl-Hellmut Hoefer, U3L Frankfurt. o Wed., 16:00 s.t. - 6:00 p.m., room B0770: online lecture. Utopian Possibilities An overview of current utopian concepts. Dr. Jessica Schwarz, University of Hildesheim o Wed.,, 16:00 s.t. - 6:00 p.m., room B0770: online lecture. European utopias: an alternative to the lack of alternatives. Nora Sophie Schröder, M.A., University of Augsburg o Wed.,, 16:00 s.t. - 6:00 p.m., room B0770: online lecture. World order. Ignaz Bender, former Chancellor of the University of Trier o Wed.,: Accompanying event. 14:00 s.t. - 3:30 p.m., room B0660 and 4:00 p.m. s.t. - 17:30 room B0770 o Wed.,: accompanying event. 14:00 s.t. - 3:30 p.m., room B0660 and 4:00 p.m. s.t. - 17:30 room B0770 o Wed., 16:00 s.t. - 6:00 p.m., room B0770: online lecture. Naive or Necessary? Ethical dimensions of the utopian. Dr. Philipp Bode, Leibniz University Hannover o Wed., 16:00 s.t. - 6:00 p.m., room B0770: online lecture. Society scenarios in science fiction cinema. Dr. Nathalie Mispagel, Studieren 50 Plus, JGU Mainz o Wed.,: Accompanying event. 14:00 s.t. - 3:30 p.m., room B0660 and 4:00 p.m. s.t. - 17:30 room B0770 A flyer with more detailed information on the individual online lectures and the lecturers will be available at the beginning of the series of events. Lecturers: lecturers from different universities; Accompanying event: Dr. Roswitha Peters time: Online lectures: Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. s.t. - 6:00 p.m. Supporting events: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. s.t. - 5:30 p.m. Start of the series of events: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. s.t. Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Room B0770 / B0660; Note: Participation limit: 50 participants AKAD04 Die Zeit. And time again and again We live in time. The time is running; sometimes she runs. Time goes by; it flows. Time is measured. In this seminar the thoughtful question is asked: But how can time be experienced, how can the passage of time be perceived? How does time (duration) feel? As a basis for the

24 offers of the academy for senior students considerations and discussions serve selected literary texts and those by authors of different disciplines from different (historical) times. Main topics: o With the clock in hand "Time measurement o Children, how time flies!" biological clocks and perceived time o everything has its time "time of day; seasons; tides o there is music in it" rhythm; Pulse; beat "; Beat / e o I can't stand the tempo!" Speed ​​in the flow of historical times o Modern Times "always faster, faster, faster; and: slowing down o How long does it take?" Waiting period; Free time / free time; Amusement and boredom o time and calendar festivals and celebrations; Anniversaries o Passing time, past and transience A reader will be created at the beginning of the semester. Lecturer: Barbara Hoffmann-Gabel, M.A., Supervisor Time: Monday, 10:30 am s.t. - 1:00 p.m. (with a short break) Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Room B0770 Note: Attention! shortened semester for this seminar with extended time per semester week; The last date is the limited number of participants: 40 people AKAD05 Introduction to Art History V: The Baroque The seminar offers an overview of the art-historical outstanding works of the Baroque on the basis of selected examples from architecture, sculpture and painting. First, the achievements of the Roman Baroque are presented in order to introduce the main features of this epoch. The lively spatial concept, which, based on the Il Gesù (G. da Vignola, G. della Porta, from 1568), led to the complicated floor plans and elevations of the dynamic rooms of F. Borromini (e.g. S. Carlo alle Quattre Fontane), became developed into a defining characteristic of the baroque. In the Baroque era, architecture played a leading role in the interplay of art genres, as it forms the "framework" and the "space" of a total work of art in which architecture, painting and sculpture are coordinated with one another and formed into an enhanced statement. The light and shadow guidance of the painting and the strong movements of the sculpture are presented in more detail using individual examples

25 Offers by the Academy for Senior Students In France, it is the palace buildings in particular that herald a new understanding of the state that is being transformed into the worlds of life through art. In Germany, where, mainly due to the Thirty Years' War, architecture was only able to develop to its full bloom later, the European Baroque found its splendid conclusion. The development in Germany is presented using the example of the "Upper Swabian Baroque", which is associated with the names of the Asam and Balthasar Neumann brothers and such outstanding places as Weltenburg, Weingarten and Einsiedeln. Here, architecture, sculpture and painting come together in a special way to create a richly designed and light-flooded total work of art. Examples from other European countries, such as from the Netherlands, should complete the picture. Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Alarich Rooch Time: Wednesday, 10: 00-12: 00 Location: Building GW2, Room B1410 Note: Participation limit: 100 people AKAD06 The art history of the 19th century and the beginnings of modern art With the 1915 picture Black Square by Kasimir Malewitsch a turning point in the history of art manifested itself, with which another ended: In 1435, with the metaphor of the image as an open window (aperta fenestra), Leon Battista Alberti had the new task of Renaissance art to be a window to the world, circumscribed, this window with the black square was metaphorically closed again in 1915 for the sake of the autonomy of art. The viewer no longer sees an image of the world, but one that seems to be without any recognizable reference to an extra-visual reality. In the history of philosophical aesthetics, the idea of ​​an autonomous art arose at the end of the 18th century with the writings of Karl Philipp Moritz and Immanuel Kant, in which, in a general sense, the autonomy of concept-free art is mentioned: we read about that which is complete in itself in Moritz and on expediency [] without conception of a purpose in Kant. During this period the meaning of the term art also changed and became a term that summarizes the fine arts in today's sense. The craftsmanship that the old concept of art still included is no longer included in the new one. At the end of the 18th century, however, there was no discernible image-determining autonomy of colors and shapes. During the Romantic era, only the avant-garde works of William Turner and Caspar David Friedrich corresponded to the new idea of ​​an autonomous art: in Turner through the increasing independence of color, in Friedrich through an ideal, conceptual representation of nature

26 offers from the academy for senior students Attempts to create this new art were then increasingly found in the post-impressionist period: after 1880 with Paul Cézanne and his Montagne Sainte-Victoire pictures, with Claude Monet and his series (1891 first exhibition of the haystacks Series) and in Georges Seurat's pointillist works (around 1885). What these works have in common is a visual reality which, through an alienating representation of the objective world, is more and more closed to conceptually identifying consideration. There was thus a simultaneity between philosophical aesthetics and art history, which was to persist from Kant's Critique of Judgment in 1790 to Post-Impressionism. During this time, the new art-historical paradigm of non-representationalism emerges, which will replace the old one after 1900. Lecturer: Dr. Karl Heinz Wölke Time: Tuesday, 4: 00-6: 00 pm Location: Academy for Further Education, Room B0770 Note: Participation limit: 60 people AKAD07 A short history of photography Despite its familiar ubiquity, photography has always had one since its invention in 1826 keep a strange character. In his essay The Bright Chamber from 1980, Roland Barthes tries to explore the essence of photography (which characteristic distinguishes it from the community of images) and comes to the conclusion: neither image nor reality, a truly new being: something Real things that can no longer be touched. A comparable negation of the pictorial character can also be found in the essay Die Photography by Siegfried Kracauer from 1927, in which he describes photographs as unsuitable means of memory and replaces them with memory images: the viewer of old photographs shivers. Because they do not illustrate the knowledge of the original, but the spatial configuration of a moment: it is not the person who emerges in his photograph, but the sum of what is to be deducted from him. It destroys him by depicting him. In both texts, photographs no longer have the quality of depicting an evident picture of reality (vivid certainty). In the essay Small History of Photography by Walter Benjamin from 1931, essential features of photography are described by examining the emergence and loss of an effect of images that Benjamin calls auratic using examples from the history of photography. When asked in the essay what aura actually is, he replies: A strange web of space and time: a unique appearance of a distance, as close as it may be. In order to find out more about the causes of this phenomenon, he traces the history of photography from its beginnings to the 1920s. His observation leads to the result that the early portrait

27 offers of the academy for senior students photographs (by David Octavius ​​Hill and Nadar) possessed this puzzling auratic effect (the human face had a silence around it, in which the gaze rested.), But not the later studio photographs with simulated aura and people who looked god-lost into the world. The aim of the seminar is to trace the history of photography from its beginnings to our time and its significance for art history. Lecturer: Dr. Karl Heinz Wölke Time: Thursday, 4: 00-6: 00 pm Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Room B0770 Note: Participation limit: 60 people AKAD08 Hans Fallada's novel Kleiner Mann what next? in the original version When, in the summer of 1932, Fallada's novel Little Man What Now? appeared for the first time, the readers were holding a version of the text in their hands, about a quarter of which had been cut out of the original manuscript. These are not just the usual editing-related edits, but also text passages that were considered too explosive to be published on the eve of the Nazis' seizure of power. Nonetheless, the abridged version already made Fallada an internationally acclaimed author. Fallada's novel tells about the life of the young salesman Pinneberg and his girlfriend Lammchen. When they find out that they are going to be parents, they decide to marry despite a low income and an uncertain future. Shaken by the global economic crisis and the rise of National Socialism, Lammchen has to tackle the life together with her desperate husband courageously. The novel portrays existential needs such as unemployment, social injustice and the feeling of being at the mercy. In the reconstructed original version, Pinneberg and Lammchen's common path leads deeper into contemporary Berlin, into the boiling nightlife with its poverty-stricken prostitution and its subcultures typical of the twenties. Reports of readings and cinema experiences, for example on Robinson Crusoe or Charlie Chaplin, fell victim to the cuts, although they vividly reflect the inner workings of Pinneberg. However, the deletions of political statements are particularly striking. The original version of the convinced social democrat Fallada describes precisely the social division in society: the National Socialists and their anti-Semitism are increasingly seizing power; Lammchen exposes herself with her critical remarks more and more clearly as a convinced communist. The new publication of the novel, which grew by 100 pages in 2016, shows a text that is described by reviewers as more concrete, more detailed, more tangible and therefore more credible and therefore invites new readers

28 Academy offers for senior students The author Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen better known as Hans Fallada; a pseudonym that he borrowed from two Grimm fairy tales, Hans im Glück and Die Gänsemagd was born on July 21, 1893 in Greifswald. He left the humanistic grammar school without a degree and completed an agricultural apprenticeship, his debut novel The young Goedeschal appeared. Before he could gain a foothold as a freelance writer in 1931, Fallada worked as an accountant, address clerk, subscriber and publisher. During the time of National Socialism he was considered an undesirable author and therefore lived withdrawn in Carwitz / Mecklenburg.He moved to Berlin, where the author, who had long been dependent on morphine and alcohol, died two years later of heart failure caused by an overdose of anesthetics. The city of Neumünster has been awarding the Hans Fallada Prize for Literature in his honor since 1981. Lecturer: Dr. Ina Düking Time: Monday, 14:00 s.t. until 4.30 p.m. (with a short break) Location: Academy for Further Education, Room B0770 Note: Participation limit: 60 people AKAD09 stations of German poetry. (10-GS-2-05) Nature and love poems from the turn of the century and Art Nouveau to Expressionism V The lecture deals with the most important poems on the subjects of nature and love from the turn of the century to Expressionism and the New Objectivity. Poets like Stefan George, Rainer Maria Rilke, Stefan Heym, Georg Trakl, Gottfried Benn, Bertold Brecht and Erich Kästner are considered representative of the lyrical genre with good reason. The poems they wrote are either still known today or should be rediscovered. They are also informative in terms of contemporary history insofar as they say something about the epoch in which they were created. Their historical background should emerge through text interpretations and their artistic character should become clear. It will show that the perception of nature and the understanding of love will change over time and produce new aesthetic forms. Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gert Sautermeister Time: Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on the following days:,,,,,, Location: Building GW2, Room B3009 Note: Participation limit: 60 people. This event is also offered to young students in Faculty 10 as part of General Studies

29 Offers from the Academy for Senior Students AKAD10 Thomas Mann: Joseph and his brothers Thomas Mann, born on June 6, 1875 in Lübeck, came from a merchant family. From 1893 he lived in Munich and worked as a freelance writer from 1894. Thomas Mann received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929. He left Germany in 1933 and lived in exile in Switzerland, then in the United States, where he held a professorship at Princeton in 1939. He later moved to California; after the end of the Second World War he returned to Switzerland. Thomas Mann died in Kilchberg near Zurich on August 12th. Thomas Mann's four Joseph novels are a grandiose high point in German literature. From a small biblical story, the author created a brilliant story, rich in characters, whose facets reflect the unfathomable human abyss with irony and profundity. Thomas Mann worked on this work for seventeen years, which he completed in 1943. In his great poem of humanity, the poet deepened and expanded the Old Testament fable, which already attracted Goethe to retell: In these books, the myth was taken out of fascism's hands and humanized down to the last corner of the language.First and foremost, however, Thomas Mann wrote a grandiose novel about which Käte Hamburger wrote: The reader of the Joseph novel can enjoy the story of Joseph and his brothers without prejudice, even if he may also admire the erudition that is obviously behind the design of the patriarchal world as well as of ancient Egypt, so neither the transmission of the Bible text nor historical research in any way hinders the reading of the Joseph novel as a novel. "If no other edition is available: Thomas Mann, Joseph and his brothers , Special edition in one volume, S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main Lecturer: Margrit Platt, MA Time: Tuesday, 12: 00-2: 00 p.m. Location: SFG building, room 0150 Note: Participation limit: 100 people of the scope, the topic is designed for two semesters! AKAD11 The modern American novel: Paul Auster: "The New York Trilogy" () With his New York trilogy, the script teller Paul Auster created an icon of modern American literature. Paul Auster was born in Newark, USA in 1947. He studied English and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York and then spent a few productive years in Paris, where he translated the works of French writers. At the same time began

30 offers by the Academy for senior students P. Auster to publish their first own texts in American magazines. P. Auster has taught creative writing at Princeton University since 1986. His international breakthrough as an author came with the New York trilogy. City of Glass is the first part of the trilogy; it was followed by cast shadows and behind closed doors. In the American novel, the most important literary medium of our time, the authors use traditional narrative methods as well as their parodic questioning. The focus of the three novels is on protagonists who are downright obsessed with observing or observing the lives of others; as a result, they themselves get into life crises, the boundaries between fiction and reality seem to have been abolished. Paul Auster reinterprets the detective novel into a new genre. Signs and explanations are blurred at the edges and have new connotations. Superficially logical connections are soon no longer consistent; a creative game begins between the characters, the author and the reader, who gets caught in a labyrinth of stories. It started with a wrong number, the phone rang three times in the middle of the night and the voice on the other end asked for someone he wasn't. Much later, when he was able to think about what happened to him, he should come to the conclusion that nothing is real but chance ... "Edition: The New York Trilogy in one volume, Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Author: Paul Auster. Lecturer: Margrit Platt, MA Time: Tuesday, 2: 00-4: 00 p.m. Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Room B0770 Note: Participation limit: 60 people AKAD12 History and literature of the Low German language (10-GS-2 -04) Biographical search for traces in the works of selected Low German authors A selection of Low German texts is intended to demonstrate the close interweaving of the contents with the biography of the authors, including excerpts from works by John Brinckmann, the Kinau brothers, Johann Hinrich Fehrs and Hermann Boßdorf The working language is Low German, so in order to participate in the event it is necessary to be able to read texts in this language be asked. Lecturer: Ute Schernich Time: Monday, 10: 00-12: 00 Location: Building GW1, Room A0010 Note: This event is also offered to young students in Faculty 10 as part of General Studies

31 Offers from the Academy for Senior Students AKAD13 Bible and Fiction II The interest has been and apparently remained great. My previous experience in the literature project Bible & Fiction in the winter semester 2017/18 gives me the courage to take up this thematically again in the summer semester 2018. I invite you to continue to participate or simply to join the company. The task in the 2018 summer semester again concerns the Bible as a library of 39 Old and 27 New Testament books and their inclusion of topics in contemporary fiction and literature reviews in a biblical context. The German poets and writers, for example, Joseph Roth in his novel Hiob (1930), Thomas Mann in his work Joseph und seine Brüder () and his figure of Moses in the story Das Gesetz (1943) as well as Nelly Sachs, Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann, among others in their poetry deal sustainably with certain human challenges of biblical origin. After a brief introduction to the different literary genres of the Bible and the aesthetic forms of literature as well as a short biography of the poets, the respective forms of thinking, imagining and experiencing are compared. This leaves a lot of room for discussion for you too. This is all done using text excerpts and wording as well as media (sound recordings, film sequences). A surprise guest in our group has announced his arrival. I promise you a surprising joy of knowledge. Lecturer: Dr. theol. Klaus Dirschauer Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Room B0660 Note: Participation limit: 45 people. AKAD14 The Sixties: Culture and Politics It was fifty years ago today not that Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play (that was 61 years ago), but that 1968 became synonymous for a whole set of political and cultural developments, a key word for social change, reform and revolution, an iconographic metaphor and nostalgic point of reminiscence. Some called it a decade of extremes, the 1960s saw triumphs and demonstrations, London swung with Beat Music and the latest followers of fashion, young people everywhere questioned authority and rebelled against the status quo. American civil rights activists won a victory when Congress passed the Civil Rights Act in One of their most influential leaders, Martin Luther King, was assassinated in 1968, though. President John F. Kennedy s commitment to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade was fulfilled, although he didn t live to see it. His murder in 1963 stunned the nation. Two years later U.S. ground troops were deployed to active combat in Vietnam. Vietnam became the rallying point of

32 offers of the academy for senior students anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, anti-war engagement throughout the world. The Youth International Party around Abbie Hoffmann and Jerry Rubin wanted to lift the pentagon of its feet through the sheer energy of the masses, the Hippies explored alternative life-styles, black became beautiful - the sixties were indeed a time of love, peace and happiness well worth of casting an analyzing look back to the times when we were so much younger than today, fifty years after Suggested topics: o Economic Boom and Social Welfare; o The War in Vietnam; o Protest Movement and Youth Culture; o Swinging London; o Woodstock; o alternative lifestyles; o Science and Technology; o Literature in the Sixties, o Black America; o Film and Media; o Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. As always, participants are invited to give presentations. Lecturer: Dr. Diethelm Knauf Time: Thursday, 2 p.m. s.t. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Building SFG, Room 0150 Note: Participation limit: 100 people AKAD15A Three Symphony Orchestra: Johannes Brahms, Peter Tschaikowski, AKAD15B Anton Bruckner You can see better from a distance. That doesn't always apply in everyday life, but it does apply to contemporary history. In the nineteenth century, contemporaries believed that there were irreconcilable differences between Wagner and Verdi. Today you can hear similarities, the same zeitgeist, similar messages and elements of musical language. The greatest symphonies in the world of orchestral music of this time were initially sharply divided, and there was also a strangeness and incomprehension between them. So today Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner are much more children of their time, which is just the same. The particularly strong connection between all three composers leads to Gustav Mahler, in whose work musical characteristics of the nineteenth century come together. But if Mahler is a synthesis, then the question to be derived from it is what constitutes the respective share of his three predecessors in the field of the symphony. Often two of them were compared with each other, for example the excellent book by Werner Korte (1963) was about Brahms and Bruckner. In

33 offers of the academy for senior students this seminar is about all three, in their special features, but also in their commonalities. The structure of the themes, the form of the sonata movement, the symphonic conflict, the handling of the idea of ​​the musical novel, the position in romanticism - these would be some of the perspectives that were envisaged. Numerous sound samples are presented as a basis for immersing yourself in their symphonic worlds. The listeners are invited to produce the listening protocols and to actively participate in the discussions on the topic. Lecturer: Dr. Grigori Pantijelew Time: Group A: AKAD15A Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Group B: AKAD15B Wednesday, 10:00 s.t. - 11:30 a.m. Location: central area; Theater hall Note: Participation limitation: 50 people each. Groups A and B are identical in content! The event on is canceled (Teaching Day) AKAD16 Yoga and Fear Since time immemorial human life has been accompanied by fears. To this day, people are afraid of many things and situations: of the dark, of ghosts and evil spirits, of spiders and wild animals such as wolves, of a thunderstorm, an accident, of plane or car trips, of war and Destruction, before the loss of loved ones or things that are important to us. This list could go on and on, and anyone who reads these lines is welcome to add their favorite fear. The event will initially focus on what fears are from a neuropsychological and psychophysiological point of view, where they come from and what they can trigger us physically and psychologically and in the long term, whether they are e.g. B. only have a negative effect or also fulfill a positive function. It is shown from a scientific point of view how yoga and meditation help to cope with fears. And with the help of bio- and neurofeedback it is demonstrated how yoga breathing techniques and meditation affect physical functions and the functioning of the brain and thus also influence fears. Patanjali, the great master of the philosophy and practice of yoga and meditation, gives interesting and partly illuminating answers to all these questions in his work Yoga Sutra, which is now several thousand years old. According to him, all of these fears boil down to the same basic fear of losing what you have and not getting what you want, and ultimately the fear of losing your life, of death. We all know how much we are worried about fears and, especially in the case of illness, the fear of death often enough and render us incapable of action or even take away our courage to face life. That is why we all wish each other internally

34 Offers the academy for senior students somehow to get rid of fears in order to be able to enjoy our life. Patanjali says that is an achievable goal. Patanjali's statements on how one can deal with fears and ultimately with the fear of death from the perspective of yoga without becoming incapable of action or how one can largely free oneself from fears can be found in the first part of his four-part work Yoga Sutra in the Sutras (aphorisms) about the kleshas (defilements of the mind). This term, which will have to be explained in more detail in the VA, goes back to the ultimate root of all our fears, which, according to him, are to be sought in our minds. After that, it is not the external situations and events. which frighten us, because they mostly lie in the future that has not yet occurred. So they are only mentally anticipated by us as a possibility. So it doesn't necessarily have to come to that. And with our fear we may first conjure up the danger. The fear of illness and death becomes more and more imposing on all of us as we get older. So let's check whether the yoga philosophy offers us helpful insights. As always in this VA series, gentle physical exercises and brief meditations are an integral part of the offer. We recommend loose casual clothing and warm socks for this. Lecturers: Dr. Roderich Wahsner (Prof. retired, yoga teacher) Evgenij Coromaldi (Dipl. Med.). Time: Thursday, 10:00 s.t. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Room B0770 Note: Participation limit: 30 people Please note: This event is a repetition of the event of the same name from the 2017/18 winter semester. It is being offered again due to the great demand and is aimed in particular at those interested who could not be considered due to the limited number of participants in the summer semester 2017. AKAD17 Money rules the world - or does it? Insights into globalization and international economic events What actually drives people to do business, to make foreign countries happy with products from local production and to have clothes sewn in China instead of at the tailor around the corner? Is all this just driven by the greed of powerful companies, at which we as consumers just watch impotently, or do we ourselves also benefit from what is called the international division of labor? That is what this event should be about. It is about the drives for the internationalization of the economy, but also about the question of a globalization of living conditions. Why gives up

35 offers from the academy for senior students from all over the world not only Coca Cola, but also the same preferences for music and clothing? What is more globalized: economy or culture? The answers to these questions are not as simple as it seems at first glance. In the course we want to get on the track of some theories and processes for explaining and describing international economic events, or more generally speaking, globalization. We will also talk about the specifics of the political shaping of the globalization process, will consider European answers, in particular ask ourselves whether a European economic community can help to shape globalization in such a way that it can meet not only economic but also social needs. You do not need any prior knowledge of economics or political science for the courses. You will find out everything you need to know in the course of the course. Lecturer: Dr. Detlev Ehrig Time: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Room B0770 Note: Participation limit: 60 people AKAD18 Jesus and Money. Texts and reflections on the (08-28-GS-2) Economy in the New Testament The writings of the New Testament also convey important news to the historian concerning the politics, society and economy of old Palestine. The following aspects are dealt with: o Political and social conflicts: Israel Samaria Rome o Agriculture o Money, wealth and poverty Relevant literature: H. Schröder, Jesus and money, economic commentary on the New Testament, Karlsruhe 1979 K. Erlemann / K. L. Nöthlichs, ed., New Testament and Ancient Culture I-V, Neukirchen-Vluyn, 2004ff. W. Dahlheim, The World at the Time of Jesus, Munich 2015 Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Hans Kloft Time: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Lecture hall building on the boulevard, small lecture hall; am and building SFG, room 0150 Note: This event is also offered to young students of Faculty 8 as part of General Studies

36 Offers from the Academy for Senior Students AKAD19 Ovid's Justification of Exile Literature: Tristia and Epistulae ex ponto Letters from the Black Sea Publius Ovidius Naso was born on March 20, 43 BC. In Sulmo, today Sulmona 120 km east of Rome. He died in exile in Tomis on the Black Sea, now Constanţa, in 17 AD. One only knows his life from his work, especially from the Tristia written in exile. How reliable his statements are, however, is unknown. Ovid's death in Tomis mentions the Chronicle of Jerome. Ovid came from a knighthood, went on an educational trip to Greece and attended a speaking school in Rome to prepare for a career in office. There he recognized his inclination for poetry, to which he devoted himself after a short judge's work. He found acceptance into the circle of poets of Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus (64 BC - 8 AD), who promoted him. In the autumn of 8 AD, the year his patron Messalla died, Augustus banished him to Tomis without a trial or a Senate decision. Ovid retained his property and citizenship. As the reasons for his banishment, he cites a poem, probably his love art, published 8 years earlier, which did not correspond to Augustus' strict moral policy, and an error in which he saw something that he should not have seen; presumably he was an accomplice in the adultery affair of Julia's daughter Julia. Ovid tried in vain to have him recalled. To this end, he sent his poems Tristia and Ex Ponto, written in exile, to Rome. Because there are no allusions to events after AD 17, this is considered the year of his death. As an exile, Ovid founded exile literature. He wrote funeral delegations in the form of letters: five books Tristia and four books Epistulae ex Ponto. The Tristia is about the poet banished to the end of the world, his perilous sea voyage there, life on the Black Sea with the barbaric Geten and life in Tomis, which is always threatened by wild hordes on the other side of the Danube. There is also something personal in it: Ovid's poems to his wife and the few remaining friends or the petition to Augustus.The Epistulae ex Ponto, 46 ​​letters in poetry from the years 12 to 17 AD, continue the Tristia. Here, too, Ovid describes the hardships of exile and asks for mercy. They are aimed at people from the area around Augustus and show a certain affection for the inhabitants of Tomis. They give us knowledge of life in Tomis and the Scythia Minor in Ovid's day. We want to use the following edition: Poems from Exile: A selection from Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto. Latin / German (Reclams Universal Library). But any other Latin or German edition is also welcome. Lecturer: Dr. Birgit Scholz Time: Wednesday, 16:00 s.t. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Central Area, Room B0660 Note: Participation limit: 45 people

37 Offers from the Academy for Senior Students AKAD20 Roman Art I From the Republic to the Age of Emperor Augustus After the expansion of the Roman Empire over the entire Mediterranean area from the 2nd century BC. a dramatic process of acculturation took place between the artistically barren Rome and the Hellenistic culture of the Greek East. The effects on custom and morality, religion and self-image, which are reflected in the world of images, shook the identity of Roman society. During the time of the civil war, the new style in art and architecture served the triumphant self-portrayal of competing potentates such as Pompey, Caesar, Mark Antony and the young Octavian, who later became Emperor Augustus. Even the art of the years after the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. BC was initially under the sign of victory. In 27 BC Chr. Octavian, now named with the honorary title Augustus, restored the republic, but in fact he introduced the principate, quasi a monarchy. The new form of rule of Augustus required new images that had to set themselves apart from the previous ones in order to find acceptance among the population. They highlighted the social and political renewal propagated by the savior of the state. The visual language turn, in which symbols play a major role, can be traced in the cityscape of Rome, in Augustus' building program, in sculpture, wall painting, on coins and in glyptics. Lecturer: Dr. Luise Seemann Time: Monday, 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Location: Academy for Continuing Education, Room B0660 Note: Participation limit: 45 people. The events on and have to be canceled. AKAD21 Germany at the time of the first Habsburgs in the 15th century. With the election of Albrecht II as Roman-German King on March 18, 1438, the almost continuous succession of Habsburg rulers in the empire began. When Albrecht was elected head of the Reich in 1438, the Council of Basel () had been in session for eight years. The Basel Council tackled the reform of the church in terms of “head and members”, which had largely not been carried out in Constance; in the period from 1433 to 1438 alone, the council had issued 16 reform decrees. The focus of the reform efforts was on the problem of the church's right to fill vacancies. Furthermore, the way to an understanding with the Bohemian Hussites was paved with the conclusion of the so-called Iglauer Kompaktaten (1436). Albrecht II, who ruled for only one and a half years, was followed by Friedrich III in 1440. (), who directed the fortunes of the Roman-German Empire for 53 years. In the internal politics of the empire, Frederick saw the problem of

38 Offers from the Academy for Senior Students Reichsreform, which already employed its two predecessors Sigismund and Albrecht II, in the foreground. The widespread reform mood in the Reich was reflected in a large number of different reform proposals, reform writings and draft laws. Among other things, it dealt with questions of the court system, the financial system, the district division and, last but not least, the restriction of feuding. The efforts to reform the empire reached a preliminary climax two years after Frederick's death under his son Maximilian I () at the Worms Reichstag of 1495 with the proclamation of the perpetual peace, the establishment of the Reich Chamber of Commerce and the collection of a first general Reich tax, the so-called 'common penny'. Outwardly, the empire was threatened from both the west and the east in the 15th century. On the eastern edge of the empire there was a Slavic reaction movement to which the Habsburg inheritance law in Bohemia and Hungary fell victim. In Bohemia, Georg Podiebrad from the house of the Lords of Kunstadt was elected king in 1458 and in Hungary at the same time Matthias Corvinus, the son of the imperial administrator Johann Hunyadi, opposed the Habsburg Friedrich III. by; national kings were raised in both realms. In addition, the increasing threat from the Turks spread panic and horror in the Christian West. On its western flank, the empire found itself in an unstoppable process of dissolution as a result of increasing French expansion efforts. The main bearer of this expansion policy in the 15th century was the New Burgundian power, which under the Dukes Philip the Good and Charles the Bold spread northwards into the Dutch area and aimed at the establishment of a large Burgundian empire at the expense of the empire. With the marriage of the future King Maximilian to the Burgundian heir daughter Maria in 1477, however, the Habsburgs secured the Burgundian inheritance and thus laid the foundation for the Habsburg's rise to become a major European power. At the time of the rule of the first Habsburgs in the 15th century, the general history of the empire dissolved into countless individual processes, some of which were only loosely connected to one another. In the seminar, these diverse aspects of the history of the empire are to be dealt with and discussed. Relevant source texts serve as a guide. Lecturer: Dr. Ulrich Weidinger Time: Thursday 12: 00-2: 00 p.m. Location: Building SFG, Room 0140 Note: Participation limit: 100 people

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