Lecturers and students


The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is seeking a mutual exchange with universities, teachings establishments and other institutions in project-related, long-term partnerships.

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

In cooperation with the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena and the Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg, a number of seminars on various topics of literary presentation were offered during the summer semester 2013. These interdisciplinary cooperation seminars serveed as thematic preparation for the conference »Between Materiality and Phenomenon: Conveying Literature in Museums and Archives« (15 and 16 November 2015), which was preceded by student conference on 14 November. During a joint workshop weekend in July, the students explored various issues which they will later address in presentations at the student conference. In this way, the young researchers were introduced to a practical area which required subject-specific, scientific competence and demonstrated the necessity of interdisciplinary collaboration and applicability. By offering practical exercises in specific areas of literary presentation – i.e. visual communication, writing scenes and theatrical practices – the students gained a deeper sense of the relevant issues and were able to contribute further perspectives to the rounds of discussion at the conference.

• »An Unused Esperanto – Teaching Literature«, under the supervision of Prof. Jay Rutherford, Visual Communication, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

• »Writing Scenes from Wieland to Nietzsche and Literary Education in Weimar«, under the supervision of Dr. Christiane Holm, Germanistisches Institut at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg

• »Theatrical Practices of Literary Presentation in Museums and Archives«, under the supervision of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nina Birkner, Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena and Britta Hochkirchen, Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Out-of-school learning locations for art lessons – Bauhaus University Weimar

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is opening its doors for future art teachers studying at the Bauhaus University, thus building on the common experience gained during the project seminars for the jubilee exhibitions »Bauhaus comes from Weimar« (2009) and »Out into the Countryside!« (2010). From now on, regular seminars will be offered exploring the possibilities for teaching art and architecture out of school. For this, the Klassik Stiftung is offering curator’s tours and insights into its educational programme besides opening its houses and parks as an experimental field for art education. This will allow the students to try out their teaching concepts with and in front of the originals.

Cultures of Origin and Horizons of Knowledge − JenDaF e.V.

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar has been cooperating with the organisation JenDaF e.V. at the Institute of Foreign German Studies/German as a Foreign/Second Language at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena since 2012. The joint goal is apply didactic and methodical approaches to make better use of Weimar’s potential as a place of learning for the international programmes offered by JenDaF e.V. This also includes closely interlocking the methodical and thematic focus of events in Jena with excursions to Weimar. This cooperative venture enables the Klassik Stiftung Weimar to more strongly promote its own educational programmes for international groups. In jointly preparing excursions, the coordinators are better able to consider cultures of origin and horizons of knowledge, and select and present the corresponding material. At the same time, they aim to increase the benefit of the excursions through suitable methodical approaches.

Bauhaus Summer School

Every year, nearly 400 students and graduates from practically all continents come to Weimar for the Bauhaus Summer School. It is not just the international flair of the Bauhaus University but even more the unbroken interest in the classics which makes Weimar so attractive for this four-week stay. The course content of the Summer School is determined by the theme for the year. One fixture of the courses is an exclusive cultural programme: the Klassik Stiftung Weimar offers guided tours and discussions with experts on specific themes. The language courses at the Summer School frequently leave the seminar rooms for visiting the museums and homes of the poets maintained by the Foundation for tuition with the backgrounds of the historic originals. Didactic material has been specially developed for the varied language instructions in the museum.

Organised by the Bauhaus University, Weimar, in cooperation with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar.