John Czaplicka, PhD.
Harvard Center for European Studies (CES)
Cambridge, MA, USA
Dr. John Czaplicka is an art, urban, and cultural historian. He is a research
affiliate at the Harvard University Center for European Studies, where
he co-chairs the Study Group "The European City: Heritage, Post-modernity,
and European Integration." Czaplicka lived in close proximity to
the Berlin Wall from 1974-1981 while studying and working in Berlin. He
has taught in Hamburg, at Harvard University, and at Humboldt University
Dr.Czaplicka's publications have focused on the visual imagery of Berlin,
Americanism in Germany, and commemorative practices in Germany and Central
Europe. His current projects include "Divided Cities/Divided Histories,"
which compares the historical imageries of five cities in Central Europe:
Berlin, Gdansk, Lviv, Riga, and Vilnius, and a monograph on the concept
of cultural landscape. In March 2005 he is convening a publication conference
at Harvard University, "After the Fall: Urban History and European
Integration", which will also be the title of his new book.
Dr.Czaplicka's is advising the project Virtuelle Mauer / ReConstructing
the Wall in the art, urban, and cultural history of Berlin and
the Berlin Wall. For the Introduction page of our website he has written
an essay, "The
Wall in View; the Wall Itself."
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