Cocktails & Conversations - "Babylon Berlin"

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 5:00 pm6:30 pm
Princeton University


Event Description

We invite you to join us for a fun (and academic) discussion on the popular TV show "Babylon Berlin". Our discussion will feature the following panelists:

  • David A. Bell, Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Era of North Atlantic Revolutions; Professor of History
  • Sheldon Garon, Nissan Professor in Japanese Studies; Professor of History and East Asian Studies
  • Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies; Professor of History and International Affairs
  • Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History; Professor of History
  • Moderator: Marina Rustow, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East; Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History
  • Host: Jennifer Loessy, Manager, Center for Collaborative History

Registration is required in order to participate. To register, visit:

Babylon Berlin is a German neo-noir television series. It is created, written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Hendrik Handloegten, based on novels by German author Volker Kutscher. The series takes place in Berlin during the Weimar Republic, starting in 1929. It follows Gereon Rath, a police inspector on assignment from Cologne who is on a secret mission to dismantle an extortion ring, and Charlotte Ritter, police clerk by day, flapper by night, who is aspiring to become a police inspector.

The series premiered on 13 October 2017 on Sky 1, a German-language entertainment channel broadcast by Sky Deutschland. The first broadcast consisted of a continuous run of sixteen episodes, with the first eight officially known as Season 1, and the second eight known as Season 2. Netflix released the first two seasons in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The second run of twelve episodes, officially known as Season 3, premiered on 24 January 2020 on Sky 1.

Cocktails &  Mocktails

If you want to join in on the cocktails (as well as the conversation), here are some recipes for popular 1920's cocktails and some yummy mocktail recipes too.

Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest
Cultural History
Economic History
Film Studies
Gender & Sexuality
Political History
Urban History
20th Century