The "Berliner Nachtung" is an interdisciplinary seminar series about the night, that takes place during the night. The talks are generally given by either an academic or a representative of nighttime industry (e.g. lighting designers, hospitals, local governments). It was co-founded* by Andreas Jechow, Christopher Kyba, Dietrich Henckel, Franz Hölker, Josiane Meier, and Sibylle Schroer. The talks take place at a variety of locations in Berlin, are usually about 30 minutes in length, and are conducted in either German or English, with a bilingual discussion afterwards.

For questions or feedback about the Nachtungen, please feel free to contact Sibylle Schroer. To get email notifications about future Nachtungen, sign up here or contact Dr. Schroer.

(* name order is alphabetical, all contributions were equal.)

Related:

Berliner Zeitung article about the first Nachtung (in German).
Call for an Interdisciplinary Nighttime Institute in Spektrum (in German).



Upcoming Nachtungen

Christian Voigt, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Das Flattern auf den Friedhöfen
October 23, 20:00
Zeiss-Grossplanetarium (Kinosaal), Prenzlauer Allee 80, 10405 Berlin


Nachtung #15 speaker TBA
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Previous Nachtungen


#13) Andreas Jechow, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Snowglow - Winter and Arctic Light Pollution
#12) Siegrun Appelt, artist, Langsames Licht / Slow Light
#11) Julle Oksanen, Helsinki University, Interdisciplinary Eco-Architectural Darkness Design & Pragmatism
#10) Will Straw, McGill University, Night media
#9) Ger Duijzings, University of Regensburg, Nocturnal ethnography: a quick and dirty guide
#8) Helmut Grätz and André Kittelmann, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe, Die Nahverkehrsnacht
#7) André Chappatte, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, "Moralities of Odienné by Night: an anthropology of light and darkness"
#6) Various speakers, Open mic Weihnachtung
#5) Hannah Ahlheim, Universität Göttingen, Kontrollgewin - Kontrollverlust. Die Geschichte des Schlafs
#4) Karl-Heinz Frommolt and Silke Kipper, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Es singt die Nachtigall, nicht die Lerche: nächtliche Tierstimmen
#3) Christine Preiser, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches & internationales Strafrecht: Nachtschicht als Türsteher - arbeiten im Vergnügen
#2) Manuel Spitschan, Stanford University: Twilight and Light Pollution
#1) Adam Eldridge, University of Westminster: Reconfiguring Night and Day


Nachtungen News

Berliner Zeitung: Warum Türsteher oft Gewalt androhen müssen (Nachtung #3)
Deutschlandfunk: Audio interview with Christine Preiser (Nachtung #3)
Berliner Zeitung: Berlin bei Nacht Von Türstehern, Sternen und Lichtverschmutzung






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