Berlin, Germany | Independence of Catalonia: a German Point of View. Humboldt-Universität
First presentation in Germany of Krystyna Schreiber‘s book Die Übersetzung der Unabhängigkeit: Wie die Katalanen es erklären, wie wir es verstehen (Independence: how Catalan tell their story, and what we -the Germans- make of it) took place in Berlin on 8 October 2015.
The Catalan Lectorate of the Institut für Romanistik at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Hille Publishers and ANC-Deutschland, in collaboration with the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) organised the debate “Independence of Catalonia: a German Point of View” at the Auditorium Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. More than 70 people attended the conference.
The event was opened by Anna Betlem Borrull, Catalan language lecturer at the Institut für Romanistik of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Trini Juncosa, coordinator of ANC Deutschland. The journalist and author, Krystyna Schreiber, then presented her book which consists of a series of interviews to Catalan and German personalities on the Catalan self-determination process.
Subsequently, there was a debate on the current state of the Catalan self-determination process. Participated: Albert Royo, Secretary General of DIPLOCAT, and three of the people interviewed in the book: Dr. sc. pol. Kai-Olaf Lang, Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP); Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tilbert Dídac Stegmann, emerite Professor of Romance Philology at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; and Prof. Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Nagel, Professor for Political Science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).
This event is organised by:
The Catalan Lectorate at the Institute of Romance languages of the Humboldt-University of Berlin. The University, founded in 1810, is the oldest University of the city of Berlin. Today this institution has over 33,000 students and offers 185 undergraduate, postgraduate or master's specialties. The Catalan Lectorate is located within the Department of Romance literature and linguistics of the Faculty of Arts and humanities. More than twenty universities offer teaching in Catalan in Germany.
Last updated: 21 October 2015