Events - IGS

Forthcoming and Recent events at the Institute for German Studies

Upcoming events

Workshop: The End of Stasiland?

Date
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Description
The aim of the event is to review both the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall and shifting representations of the GDR since 1989.

Russia and Germany after the Cold War: A New Relationship?

Date
Tuesday 18th November 2014
Description
Speaker: James Sherr (Chatham House). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar

Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

Date
Wednesday 10th December 2014
Description
Speaker: Randall Hansen (University of Toronto). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar

The Palatine Wedding of 1613 and its Impact on Confessional Politics

Date
Wednesday 21st January - Wednesday 4th March 2015
Description
Sara Smart (University of Exeter). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.

From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

Date
Thursday 5th February 2015
Description
Speaker: Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar.

DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

Date
Wednesday 4th March 2015
Description
Speaker: Nick Hodgin (University of Lancaster). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.

Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

Date
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Description
Speaker: Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.

Past events

DAAD Nachwuchskonferenz "Die deutsche Vergangenheit und das europäische Gedächtnis: Diktatur und Demokratie im 21. Jahrhundert"
University of Birmingham IGS (24-26 July 2013)

daad-nachwuchskonferenz

"Milking the Third World? The Baby Food Controversy, 1973-1984"
Wednesday 26th June 2013
Speaker: Tehila Sasson from the University of California, Berkeley

"German Macht - New Power in World Politics and Hegemon in Europe?" 
Monday 20th May 2013
Speaker: Professor Beverly Crawford from the University of California, Berkeley

‘What has become of the German guest worker (and his family)?’
Saturday 23rd March 2013
Speakers: Phil Triadafilopoulos and Jennifer Elrick from the University of Toronto

‘Constructing Germanness: German Immigration Policy between Collective Memory and National Identity’
Wednesday 20th March 2013
Speakers: Phil Triadafilopoulos and Jennifer Elrick from the University of Toronto

Zeitgeist Seminar Series: 2011 - 2012 (02/12/2012)
Placing Memory. With presentations by: Professor Andrew J. Webber, University of Cambridge: 'Filming the Ghosts of Berlin: Petzold's Gespenster' and Dr. Karen Till, National University of Ireland Maynooth: 'Berlin's Interim Spaces: Creative Interventions by KUNSTrePUBLIK'

Understanding a Nation: Ideas and Interdisciplinarity in German Studies 03/12/2010
with Peter Watson (author, The German Genius) and Professor Maja Zehfuss (author, Wounds of Memory). Relaunch seminar for the Institute for German Studies on 3 December 2010.

Bringing the Policy Back In 15/05/09
The IGS led a major two-day conference, brining together academics, policy practitioners, government officials and regional leaders from commerce and industry. Keynote speaker was EU Commissioner Margot Wallström.

European Monetary Policy and World Capital Markets 05/11/2008
Professor William Paterson opens conference which reunites two of the architects of European monetary integration, former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, 5 November 2008

 

Podcasts

IGS podcast: Ethics and the Holocaust

IGS podcast: Ethics and the Holocaust
Description
Speakers: Professor Marc Silberman, University of Wisconsin - Madison "The Ethics of Teaching Holocaust Violence". Justin Court, University of Wisconsin – Madison "The Ethics of Viewing Holocaust Violence".
Date:
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IGS podcast: From Wars of Liberation to Star Wars: Friedrich Schiller's Pop Culture Legacy

IGS podcast: From Wars of Liberation to Star Wars: Friedrich Schiller's Pop Culture Legacy
Description
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey L. High (California State University Long Beach), "From Wars of Liberation to Star Wars: Friedrich Schiller's Pop Culture Legacy"
Date:
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IGS podcast: British society, Georgian Monarchy and the Anniversaries of the 'German Connection' (1814 – 2014)

IGS podcast: British society, Georgian Monarchy and the Anniversaries of the 'German Connection' (1814 – 2014)
Description
Speaker: Dr Torsten Riotte (Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt-am-Main). Not a Dynastic Centenary: British society, Georgian Monarchy and the Anniversaries of the 'German Connection' (1814 – 2014).
Date:
Monday 14th April 2014

IGS podcast: "Anglifizierung" und "Globalisierung"

IGS podcast: "Anglifizierung" und "Globalisierung"
Description
Speaker: Dr Falco Pfalzgraf (QMUL). '"Anglifizierung" und "Globalisierung": Aktuelle Diskurse zu Entlehnungen und moderner Sprachpurismus'.
Date:
Monday 14th April 2014

IGS podcast: Imagining Violence in Women in 1970's West Germany

IGS podcast: Imagining Violence in Women in 1970's West Germany
Description
Speaker: Dr Claire Bielby (University of Hull) presented a lecture on 'Imagining Violence in Women in 1970's West Germany'.
Date:
Monday 14th April 2014

IGS podcast: "Wir sind das Volk": 1989 and East German Memorials.

IGS podcast: "Wir sind das Volk": 1989 and East German Memorials.
Description
Anna Saunders (University of Bangor), '"Wir sind das Volk": The Dominance of 1989 in Memorialising the GDR'. Seminar co-hosted with the Department of Modern Languages (German Studies).
Date:
Thursday 13th February 2014