Newsletter 2 / April 2021

Abb. 1 Einband des ersten Konvoluts der Tischgesellschaftsprotokolle, GSA Weimar 3/262,15 / Abb. 2 Gründungsakten der deutschen Tischgesellschaft 1811, GSA Weimer; Fotos: Klassik Stiftung WeimarImage 1 / Image 2*


 The Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv enables a research fellowhip in Wiepersdorf on the Deutsche Tischgesellschaft

Application deadline: 10 May 2021

The Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf, in cooperation with the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, is offering a very special research fellowship this year. The focus is on the files of the Deutsche Tischgesellschaft, which the archive acquired and opened for research, and which are digitally available for the first time via the archive. This extracurricular three-month residency fellowship in Schloss Wiepersdorf  is set for the period September to November 2021. The application deadline is 10 May 2021. Further information and the application form (in German language) can be found at:

The Deutsche Tischgesellschaft was founded in 1811 by Achim von Arnim. The members included representatives from the arts, science, administration, and the military. The special fellowship is intended to provide the opportunity to work on an essay and / or blog post on the Deutsche Tischgesellschaft. Of particular interest are topics that deal with sociability in the epoch of Romanticism, gender politics, and anti-Semitism in the early 19th century.

*Image 1: Einband des ersten Konvoluts der Tischgesellschaftsprotokolle, GSA Weimar 3/262,15 / Image 2: Gründungsakten der deutschen Tischgesellschaft 1811, GSA Weimer; Photos: Klassik Stiftung Weimar



Writers, visual artists and composers are invited to apply for a three-month fellowship at Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2022 until 15 April 2021. Scholars working on topics related to the epoch and sentiments of Romanticism or on questions relating to the history of East and West Germany during the period of division are also eligible to apply. Please find the online application form here:



 The digital series of events on this year’s topic ‘Transformation’ will be continued

Entkoppelte Gesellschaft
A virtual panel discussion with Yana Milev, Christoph Tannert and Thomas Krüger
Live stream / Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5 p.m. (CEST) (in German language)

Yana Milev, Christoph Tannert and Thomas Krüger will analyse and discuss the question of how the process of the German-German unification process should be continued in economic, political, social and cultural terms. Their paths in life crossed in the 1980s in the subculture scene of the GDR. They find a common starting point for their conversation in the artistic and intellectual legacy of the GDR, the relationship between artistic production and academic research, and the role of cultural education in times of transformation.

In 2021, the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf focusses on the topic transformation. Starting from processes in the context of the reunification of Germany, transformation processes will also be considered in other fields and countries, and the experiences of the international fellows of the residency program will be incorporated into the debates.



The following digital events from the recent past and new contributions are currently available online

“We need to imagine”
A conversation about Bertolt Brecht, Michael Schmidt and working with archive material
Available in the Schloss Wiepersdorf online showcase (in German language)

In 1955, Bertolt Brecht's Kriegsfibel was published for the first time in the GDR. In 1996, Michael Schmidt's artist's book Ein-heit was published in post-unification Germany. Both publications deal with German history, especially the Second World War, and use media images to examine the expressive power of photography. Prof. Dr. Erdmut Wizisla and Schloss Wiepersdorf fellow Maxie Fischer talked about the books and the scholarly work with archival material in August 2020, that is now available in our online showcase.

UNESCO World Poetry Day
Reading with Angélica Freitas, Volker Braun and Schloss Wiepersdorf-Alumna Suvi Valli from Finland (in original languages with German translation)
Live stream from 21 March 2021

„Herzhaft in die Dornen der Zeit greifen...“
Reading & conversation on the occasion of Bettina von Arnim's birthday with Dr. Sonja Hilzinger and Dr. Dorothee Schmitz-Köster (in German language)
Recorded event from 4 April 2021



Since Easter, the sculptures in the park of Schloss Wiepersdorf have been freed from winter protection and the first spring flowers are beginning to appear. The park is open to visitors under the current pandemic-related distance rules. We look forward to your visit.



Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf
Founding Director
Annette Rupp
Bettina- von-Arnim-Str. 13 | 14193 Wiepersdorf
Phone +49 (0)337 46 69 90 | Fax +49 (0)337 46 699 19
Mobile: +49 (0)176 22 03 99 21

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