1002 Fall 2019 Berlin: City on the Edge
Thursday, 2:15–3:40, Nov. 14
Instructor: Timothy Mulligan
This class will review the turbulent history of Berlin, the German capital, in recent times. After a general summary of Berlin’s history and development, the class will examine the alternating patterns of rapid urban growth, war, and internal violence from World War I through the Cold War. The city’s political relationship to the electoral rise of National Socialism in 1924-1932 will receive particular attention, as will the population losses suffered during World War II. The class will conclude with contemporary photographic images of historical traces still evident in Berlin today.
Dr. Timothy Mulligan received his PhD in diplomatic history from the University of Maryland in 1985. He worked as a reference archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration for over 34 years, specializing in captured German and related records. He is the author of three books.