Events - IGS

Forthcoming and Recent events at the Institute for German Studies

Upcoming events

Germany's Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context

Date
Monday 7th - Sunday 13th September 2015
Description
Germany's Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context explores the way Germany has being trying, since the end of the Second World War, to face up to its responsibility for the horrific crimes of the Holocaust.

Past events

DAAD Summer School at the University of Oxford, 7th to 10th July 2015.
Four PhD students from the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham presented papers at the DAAD Summer School conference held at the University of Oxford  from 7th – 10th July 2015. All presentations were well received and generated lots of interest and discussion. Pictured are Dr. Nick Martin, Director of the IGS who attended in support of the students (second from left) , and PhD researchers  Ivor Bolton, Jess Wood, Rosie Young and David Zell. 

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

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"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: Is Germany to blame? Perceptions of Germany during the Eurocrisis

Description
As part of its research project, '(Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside', the Institute for German Studies will be welcoming Joachim Schild and Dieter Berckvens (University of Trier), presented their work.
Date:
Friday 29th May 2015

IGS podcast: 50 Years of German-Israeli Relations: Reflections on History, Memory and International Politics

Description
IGS Symposium. Speakers: Lorena De Vita (Aberystwyth University); Harald Kindermann (former FRG Ambassador to Israel); Shimon Stein (former Israeli Ambassador to the FRG); Ruth Wittlinger (University of Durham).
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2015

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