25 Years Berlin Republic takes stock of the state of German unification a quarter of a century into the ongoing project that is the Berlin Republic. Thirteen scholars, artists, and public figures from diverse backgrounds document the changing hopes and fears, successes and challenges, that face the republic as it negotiates its way through the 21st century. Taking up a broad assessment of German culture ranging from sports to religion, painting to map-making, film to foreign policy, these studies combine personal experiences with critical analysis in order to understand the Berlin Republic today. The resulting portrait reveals a complex, diverse, and constantly-developing Republic that continues to ask the same essential question that has been at the center of discussions since the dramatic events that gave birth to the Republic: “Sind wir ein Volk?”
Todd Herzog is Professor and Head of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he also directs the Center for Film & Media Studies.
Tanja Nusser is Assistant Professor of German and Film /Media Studies an der University of Cincinnati.
Anna Senuysal is currently doing a PhD at the Universities of Cincinnati and Duisburg-Essen.