Bard College Berlin wins “Eine Uni - ein Buch” sponsorship for a second year

Bard College Berlin is delighted to announce it was selected for the second year in a row as one of the ten German universities in the “Eine Uni - ein Buch” program. Funded by the Stifterverband and the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, and organized in cooperation with Die Zeit, “Eine Uni - ein Buch” offers each selected university a 5,000 EUR sponsorship to discuss and debate a book through various events and activities for an entire semester.

The “Eine Uni - ein Buch” application requires universities to designate a book and to conceive ways in which their community will engage with it. Following a campus-wide selection process, BCB’s students, faculty and staff voted on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus (1818), considered a culmination of the gothic novel genre as well as the first modern science fiction novel.

With “Frankenstein - It’s Alive!!!”, the Fall 2018 program developed around this book, BCB aims to integrate the reading of the novel into its curriculum and organize a series of public events with partner institutions in Berlin in five thematic directions: Frankenstein and the Arts; Frankenstein and the Sciences; Frankenstein and Politics; Frankenstein and Society; and Mary Shelley. The program aims not only to call to mind the almost uncanny topicality of Mary Shelley’s novel on its 200th anniversary, but also to demonstrate the relevance of Mary Shelley’s biography and personality for current issues like feminism, gender theory, or family dynamics.

Announcement of the 10 sponsorships on the Stifterverband website

Watch BCB’s application video