Summer School on Modern German History at University of Potsdam

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25 July 2022 to 5 August 2022

This year, for the first time, the University of Potsdam is offering a Summer School on Modern German History –Potsdam’s History Academy (PHiA).

The summer school covers the major events and themes of modern German history through the lens of one city: Potsdam – the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg, close to Berlin.

The city, located close to Berlin, has hosted the Prussian court since the 18th century, when Prussia became one of the European Great Powers, and was the residential city of the German Kaiser from 1871 to 1918. Its role might be compared to that of Versailles in France.

Potsdam’s historical trajectory offers the unique possibility of simultaneously reflecting on macro-levels of German history and gaining insight knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of a micro-level perspective – all while being on the scene.

The focus on learning locations and original encounters outside the classroom in the form of field trips and the interactive lecture design provides an excellent way to explore the German past in depth.

Program Dates


  • 25.07.2022 | Program Opening (orientation and get-together)


  • 26.07.2022 | Start of course sessions
  • 05.08.2022 | End of classes and Closing Event

Full details and registration at: Potsdam’s History Academy | PHiA 2022 – Summer School Programs – Programme & Kurse – International Summer Campus – Universität Potsdam (

You may also be able to get help with funding via Go Abroad Bitesize