Tag: German History
Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari: On the Origins of German Expressionist Cinema
Released in 1920, Robert Wiene’s “Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari” is widely considered to be a landmark example of German Expressionist cinema. Meenakshi Nirmalan digs deeper into its production and cultural significance during a politically turbulent time in German history.
New Woman, New World: Exploring the vision of femininity in Weimar Republic.
Written by Helena Gorecka. The Weimar Republic created a whole set of new opportunities for women, who had emerged from the Great War as hopeful for their role in the future. But how did women’s fashion play into this? And how can we understand these women as feminists?
Gender Nonconforming Lives in Interwar Germany
Written by Connor Wimblett. Throughout the interwar period, transgender people in Germany were able to express their gender identities in new ways. The Institut für Sexualwissenschaft in Berlin was a key space and leader in queer research and healthcare.