Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Berlin and the BBC



A two-day symposium bringing together international scholars to explore a century of connections between Berlin and the BBC. Focusing on spies, sports, musicians, secret listeners and special correspondents, this event showcases how Germany's iconic city was brought to life on air and on screen from the 1930s through to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond.


Draft programme


Thursday, 3 November, 8:45-18:00, and
Friday, 4 November, 9:30-18:30


Centre for British Studies, R. 105 and
Museum für Kommunikation


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Please note that this is a hybrid event, with only c. 80 seats available for in-person attendance on a first-come, first-served basis. All the conference sessions will be live-streamed via zoom. Please indicate when applying to register whether you wish to attend in person, or via zoom.