The American Academy in Berlin recently announced its Berlin Prize recipients for 2016-17. Included among them is Timothy Brown, professor of history at Northeastern.
During his semester-long fellowship at the Academy this fall, Brown will examine “The Greening of Cold War Germany,” seeking to understand the commonalities and differences in environmentalism and related social movements in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic from 1968-1989.
The Berlin Prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, partial board, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin-Wannsee.
The Berlin Prize provides recipients with the time and resources to step back from their daily obligations to work on academic and artistic projects they might not otherwise pursue. The fellows are encouraged to work with local individuals and institutions in the Academy’s well-established network, forging rich connections and lasting transatlantic relationships.