Culture of Remembrance
Exhibition project “100 years AStA”
- Are you interested in history?
- You would like to participate in an interdisciplinary exhibition project and present your results to the public?
- Then get in touch now!
In 2019 the General Students’ Committee (AStA) of the RWTH celebrates its centenary – reason enough to take a look at the eventful history of the student body! In an interdisciplinary project, students from all disciplines work together and create content that will be presented in an exhibition later this year.
Wait a minute - what is the AStA exactly?
And that’s how it goes: Within the framework of the project, you will work on a given or self-chosen aspect of the AStA’s history, tap into original sources and write an essay of a few pages about it – this essay serves on the one hand as the basis for the exhibition content and on the other hand as a building block for an accompanying publication. Our project leaders are always at your side for research, source work and writing. The project “Remembrance Culture: Between Lecture Hall and Swastika”, which was completed last year and was a complete success, already worked in a similar way. Thematically, you can literally draw from the full, because in a hundred years of AStA history, a lot of interesting, sometimes even bizarre and tragic episodes have accumulated. Did you know that …
- … without the AStA, there might not have been a separation between mechanical engineers and electrical engineers (and thus possibly never a Unicup!)?
- … The AStA and the Ministry of Science clashed violently at the end of the eighties because the AStA protested against the increase in student fees and stopped the passing on of the contributions paid in?
- … the AStA used to run not only a bicycle repair shop, but also a driving school, a kiosk and a cinema?
We get to the bottom of these and many other connections. You have an exciting idea that we should definitely consider? Then join in! Apart from an interest in history, the prerequisite is the willingness to deal with the past of the AStA. Students of all disciplines are welcome, we will provide you with the necessary tools and background knowledge at the beginning of the project. Before the project really gets underway, you can already browse a little on our homepage.
The AStA in review - important dates in its history
Curious? Register now at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. We look forward to seeing you!