Lecture Dr. Bert Hoppe

Saturday 23 March

3 - 5 p.m.

Language: English

Admission free, reservations through: mail@smba.nl

In the context of the exhibition Border Theories, the historian and Russia expert Dr. Bert Hoppe will give a lecture about the ‘virtual history’ of Kaliningrad and the politics of reconstruction. In this lecture he will give an outlook on the relation between politics and urban planning under Soviet administration between 1945 and 1970.

Bert Hoppe (1970, Gevelsberg, Germany) is editor for nonfiction at Rowohlt-Berlin. He studied at the Humboldt and Technical Universities in Berlin as well as at the Viadrina University in Frankfurt/Oder. Hoppe did his Ph.D. at the Humboldt University on relations of the KPD to Moscow under Stalin. He worked for many years for the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, and occasionally writes articles for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Berliner Zeitung and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. He has published several books including A History of Russia and On the Ruins of Konigsberg: Kaliningrad 1946-1970.