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Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies

Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies

One of the key aims of the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies is to foster an international network of academic departments and other institutes that are active in metropolitan researches. Currently, the Geography Department, the Institute of European Ethnology and the Institute of Sociology are the foundation of the Georg-Simmel Center.The center is also intended to refer to current issues of metropolitan politics, planning and to contribute to these in multiple ways, for example, through the organization of academic events or publication of specialized papers.




  • Think & Drink-Kolloquium
    November 19, 2018 - "Decolonize Mitte! The Humboldt Forum, Museum Island, and Schloss" - This event will take place in the auditorium of the Grimm-Zentrum.
  • Think & Drink-Kolloquium
    November 26, 2018 - "Cultural Distance as a Measure of Integration: Citizenship Tests and Moral Panic About Cultural Conformity"