Memory, Monuments, and Museums: Material Culture and the Creation of the Past in Germany
This study tour is an opportunity for students to explore the many ways that the past is remembered, recounted, represented, and reimagined. Specifically, this course will offer students a nuanced view of how three cities in Germany — Berlin, Dresden, and Munich — represent and display their complicated histories.
During the course, students will discover the many ways in which stories about Germany’s past are represented through its art, architecture, monuments, and museums. In addition, Carthage students will have the opportunity to meet German students and gain a deeper appreciation for German culture and society. All of these experiences will provide students with a lens to reexamine the complex history of the United States.
A group photo outside Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
A group photo from the Germany J-Term study tour.
On this study tour, students will discover the many ways in which stories about Germany’s past are represented through its art, architecture, monuments, and museums.
Prof. Temple Burling and students view art in a museum in Germany.
A student observes German military posters in a museum on the J-Term study tour to Germany.
Prof. Greg Baer and students discuss an exhibit while visiting a museum on the J-Term study tour to Germany.
The Residenz in central Munich is the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria.
Course code and title
Berlin, Dresden, and Munich, Germany
Estimate travel dates
Jan. 14-Feb. 1, 2023