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The Walter Benjamin Kolleg brings together research activities of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern. In inter- and transdisciplinary projects, doctoral students, junior fellows and other young researchers examine key questions of the Humanities, Social and Cultural Sciences. In all of this, the Kolleg’s role is to provide the framework for innovative solutions when approaching problems which concern all of us. 

Further information about the Kolleg can be gathered from the About us website.

Walter Benjamin died at Portbou in 1940. Dani Karavan’s memorial “Passagen” [Passages] takes up a figure of thought not only central to Benjamin’s work, but also to the work done at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg.

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"Beyond Tradition - Power of Nature's Voices" by Lea Hagmann and Rahel von Gunten. The film explores the question of what tradition really is through protagonists from 3 different cultures. Learn more in this trailer and watch the film this summer as a preview in various open-air cinemas or from October 12th in the cinema!
The Walter Benjamin Kolleg and the Center for Global Studies congratulate the two authors and directors wholeheartedly!

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