"Das Wunder von Leipzig": The Paulinum in Leipzig and palimpsestic memories of oppression and revolution

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This article aims to explore aspects of oppression and revolution at the Paulinum-Assembly Hall and University Church of St. Paul – a property of Leipzig University. This grandiose church-like building was officially inaugurated on the first weekend in December 2017, as the intellectual and spiritual – geistige und geistliche – centre of the University of Leipzig. This article will consider the palimpsestic characteristics of the Paulinum, particularly in relation to two aspects. The first being that the Paulinum inherited some of the inventory and traditions from its predecessor, the medieval Church of St. Paul, which was destroyed by the GDR leadership in 1968. While the second is that new layers of memories and points of reference that have been added because of the struggle against and the overcoming of socialist oppression during the German reunification. Finally, the building of the Paulinum can also be seen as an attempt to undo some of the ills perpetrated during the GDR era.

Titel på värdpublikationModernity, Frontiers and Revolutions
RedaktörerMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong
FörlagCRC Press
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-0-429-39983-1
ISBN (tryckt)978-0-367-02397-3
StatusPublicerad - 2018
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
Evenemang4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018) - 4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018)
Varaktighet: 3 okt. 20186 okt. 2018


Konferens4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018)

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