John Czaplicka, PhD.
Harvard Center for European Studies (CES)
Harvard University
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 in Berlin.

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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