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Revolution, Industry, & Empire in Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Professor Patrick Patterson
Dates Departure from U.S.: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
Arrival: Sun. Aug. 6, 2017
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
First Day of Class: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
Last Day of Class: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • We strongly encourage you to take a flight that arrives at Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) during daylight hours on Sunday, August 6, in order to take advantage of airport pick up. There will be two airport pick up times, one in the late morning, and one in the late afternoon. It is always preferable to arrive early in the day to allow flexibility for travel delays.
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like to book flights with other students on this program or take advantage of the airfare deposit program.
Info Sessions
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10, 5:00 - 6:30 pm 
    Dance Hall, Study Abroad Office, University Center 409
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Dance Hall, Study Abroad Office, University Center 409

Why you should go

Berlin is a site of tremendous world-historical importance. The major themes of the coursework on this program are revolutionary activity and nationbuilding; imperialism and trans-cultural encounters; and industrial expansion and the rise of a capitalist world order. Over the course of the “long nineteenth century", from roughly 1750-1914, Berlin was a rising world capital, and it will offer us many creative and useful ways to approach these global-studies themes. This program will also consider everyday life under dictatorship. Because the city was the site of two of the most oppressive versions of authoritarianism in the Nazi years and under communist rule, there is simply no place better than Berlin for presenting this historical material. The hard and cruel experience of life in authoritarian Berlin is never too far away for anyone living in the city.

Meet the professor

Prof. Patrick PattersonPatrick Patterson has been teaching at UC San Diego since 2001, first for the Making of the Modern World program at Eleanor Roosevelt College, and more recently as a member of the History Department. His research focuses on the history of 20th-century Eastern Europe and the Balkans, with major emphases on everyday life and consumer culture and on the interplay of Islam, Christianity, and secular society. He teaches courses on everyday life under authoritarian rule, Islam and immigration in contemporary Europe, Americanization and anti-Americanism, law and religion, and the international law of war crimes and genocide. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Virginia, and an A.B. in Religion from Princeton University.

Get in touch with UCSD Global Seminars

Study Abroad UC San Diego
University Center 409
9500 Gilman Drive #0095
La Jolla, California 92093-0095
Phone: (858) 534-1123
Email: globalseminar@ucsd.edu
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