Once every year, the Akademientag (Academies’ Day) gathers representatives of all the eight academies which constitute the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities as their umbrella organization. The meeting not only allows the members to present a selection of their projects to the public, but also uses this opportunity to address issues of particular interest. This year´s assembly will be held on the 11th of May in Berlin, focusing on the topic “Old World today – Perspectives and Dangers”.
The outline of the meeting, as it has been introduced by the Union´s president, Prof. Dr. Günter Stock, can be summarized as follows: The aim of the Akademientag is to illustrate the importance of antique cultural assets for our society. A number of presentations and talks will try to offer a multifaceted perspective on what it means to understand, appreciate, and protect cultural heritage mirroring our history and identity. Furthermore, discussions will address the dangers facing cultural goods and the possibilities offered to scientific research by modern technology.
For more information about the event, please have a look at the brochure provided on the Union's website.