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Video-Release „Die Story des Rosa Winkels“ feat. Sébastien Tremblay

The video is accessible on YouTube (in German only) at the channel "WissenAusBerlin" from the Berlin University Alliance. It follows Dr. Sébastien Tremblay, who was a Postdoc Fellow at SCRIPTS. He shares the rationale behind his historical research on the Euro-American queer community, in particular the significance of one symbol: the Rosa Winkel (Pink Angle).

News from May 20, 2022

The video, produced by "WissenAusBerlin" from the Berlin University Alliance, features Dr. Sébastien Tremblay, a Canadian scholar researching queer German history from a transatlantic perspective. He received his PhD at the DFG Graduate School 'Global Intellectual History' at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute in 2020. His dissertation "The Proudest Symbol We Could Put Forward?’ The Pink Triangle as symbol of transatlantic homosexual identity from the 1970s to the 1990s" led to the forthcoming publication "A Badge of Injury: The Pink Triangle as Global Symbol of Gay and Lesbian Identities in the 20th Century". For his research, he was awarded diverse fellowships by the Centre for Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London. From October 2021 to February 2022, he was a Postdoc Fellow at SCRIPTS where he investigated how German gay and lesbian printed media discussed European integration, migration, and history at the end of the twentieth century.

About the video

Drawing on his own novel of life and his own waltz between two continents, he shares the rationale behind his research on the importance of coming to terms with the past for the Euro-American queer community, in particular the significance of one symbol: the Rosa Winkel (Pink Angle). Through his interest in a visual history of the twentieth century in global perspective, he explains why the Pink Angle is a multi-layered symbol of cruelty, but also of emancipation.

WissenAusBerlin is the film channel from the Berlin University Alliance, the alliance of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Scientists and scholars from many disciplines provide insights into their research, report on the latest findings and discuss current and socially relevant topics beyond the boundaries of their disciplines and universities. The videos are informative, challenging, surprising, funny or even very personal and show exciting stories from Berlin science. Funded within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the Länder by the Berlin University Alliance.

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