Virtual Conference | Thursday, October 8 - Friday, October 9
Shaping the Past: Town Hall
On October 8 and 9, we kick off our project Shaping the Past with the Monument Lab Town Hall. This digital conference explores new models and practices for how we might shape the past in ways that continue to confront legacies of racist, sexist, and colonial systems of knowledge, and to strengthen democracy through public spaces.
Virtual City Tour & Discussion | Friday, September 18, 5:00pm EDT
"Jeder einmal in Berlin": A Virtual Exploration of Time, Space, and Place
On September 18, we invite you to experience a compelling glimpse into bygone Berlin – even as it exists today, where these gems of the past are still hidden in plain view. Take a virtual walking tour with historian, Weimar Era scholar, and tour guide Arne Krasting of Zeitreisen Tours, whose enthusiasm and expertise for Berlin and history alike have led him to develop the official partner walking tour of the Babylon Berlin series. In this special highlights virtual tour, accompanied by expert commentary and context, catch up-close peeks at hubs of civil society, leisure and entertainment, government, and more.
Goethe Book Club
Goethe Book Club: Fall 2020
Read and discuss works by contemporary German authors in this new series hosted by the Goethe-Institut. All books can be read in recent English translation or in the German original; our discussion will be in English. Led by local German professor Amanda Sheffer (The Catholic University of America), this book club focuses on contemporary fiction and will explore experiences and thoughts about the text.
In cooperation with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America.
Digital Exhibit & Events
Queer As German Folk Goes Digital
Queer As German Folk Goes Digital is presented by the Goethe-Institut in North America in collaboration with its Goethe Pop Ups and the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU).
The Goethe-Institut USA is launching a digitally modified version of its successful exhibition Queer as German Folk – a global initiative meant to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation since the Stonewall riots. The exhibition’s launch will be accompanied by a full program of virtual events organized by various Goethe-Institut and Goethe Pop Up locations in North America.
Starting 10 September 2020
Fall Virtual Blended Learning and Online Courses for Adults, Teens and Kids
Still working from home? Why not learn German? Our Virtual Blended Learning courses consist of 50% live group sessions, and 50% flexible online learning, closely supported by your instructors. Online Group Courses offer more flexibility, as well as live sessions online in your group once every two weeks. New: In addition to our online courses for teens 13-17, we also now have fun, interactive online courses for kids!
COVID-19 – We’re temporarily closed to the public
In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the local authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the Coronavirus. The Goethe-Institut Washington is temporarily closed to the public and our staff are working from home. Please contact us by email if you have any questions or need further assistance and please check our website and social media channels for updates. Thank you for your understanding.