Events - IGS

Forthcoming and Recent events at the Institute for German Studies

Upcoming events

EU Hustings

Date
Thursday 1st May 2014
Description
On 22nd May 2014 voters in the West Midlands and the rest of the UK will elect their Members of the European Parliament. Would you like to know more about the candidates and their policies? Then please join the EU hustings organised by the University of Birmingham (Institute for German Studies, Graduate Centre for Europe) and Europe Direct.

Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes

Date
Monday 5th - Friday 16th May 2014
Description
The Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham, in partnership with Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Berlin, presents an exciting new exhibition

Charlemagne and the Future of the European Past

Date
Tuesday 6th May 2014
Description
Speaker: Dr Charles West (University of Sheffield). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar

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

Date
Monday 26th May 2014
Description
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey L. High (California State University Long Beach), "From Wars of Liberation to Star Wars: Friedrich Schiller's Pop Culture Legacy"

Nietzsche, Love and War

Date
Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th September 2014
Description
20th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. Centre for Professional Development Supported by the Institute for German Studies and the Centre for War Studies.

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

Date
Wednesday 8th October 2014
Description
Speaker: James Sherr (Chatham House). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' 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