2016/17 1st semester Koebner Center, I-CORE, and George L. Mosse Program Guest Professor
Marc Silberman is a Professor Emeritus in the The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at The University of Wisconsin–Madison. His areas of study are history of German cinema, Bertolt Brecht and the tradition of political theater, and East German literature and culture.
He taught undergraduate and graduate courses on German literature, cinema, and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first century, including as guest professor at UCLA, Freie Universität Berlin, Albert Ludwig Universität Freiburg, University of Oxford, and Hebrew University. He has published three monographs and edited or co-edited twenty-eight volumes or special issues of journals as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and interviews in his areas of expertise. He is also a translator of, among others, Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller.
Ruth Wittlinger was an Associate Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, UK. She had published extensively on memory and identity in post-unification Germany and Europe, inter alia the monograph German National Identity in the Twenty-First Century: A Different Republic After All? - Her research has been published in a number of journals including West European Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, German Politics and German Politics and Society. In 2017, she was awarded a Lady Davis Visiting Professorship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and spent her time at the Koebner Minerva Center as a research guest. - Ruth Wittlinger passed away in February 2020. She is deeply missed by her colleagues in Jerusalem.