Zeitgeist seminar series

Seminar Debates Spring 2012

Venue: Arts Building, University of Birmingham
Time: 16.00 - 18.00 

For information on travel funds for postgraduates attending,
please contact Charlotte Galpin, cag936@bham.ac.uk

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Zeitgeist. What does it mean to be German in the 21st Century?


Friday 13 January, Room 201 Arts Building
The influence of English on German today: the debate surrounding contemporary linguistic purism (in German). With presentations by Professor Jürgen Schiewe, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, and Thomas Paulwitz, Editor, Deutsche Sprachwelt. Please note that this seminar will be held in German.

Friday 20 January, G13 Nuffield Building
German Identity at the Beginning of the 21st Century, with Professor Peter Brandt, son of former German Chancellor Willy Brandt, The German Open University at Hagen.

Friday 03 February, Room 122 Muirhead Tower
Multiculturalism and Germanness. With Professor Christian Joppke, University of Bern, and Dr. Birgit zur Nieden, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Friday 10 February, Room 201 Arts Building
The Public Role of Historians in Germany – A Roundtable Discussion. With Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London, Professor Andreas Gestrich, Director of the German Historical Institute in London, plus other speakers TBC.

Friday 24 February, Room 201 Arts Building
What kind of Economic and Monetary Union? German Visions and Politics in the Course of the Euro Crisis. With Professor Hans-Juergen Bieling, University of Tuebingen, and discussant Professor Rainer Hillebrand, University of Applied Sciences Fulda.

Tuesday 13 March, 4pm, venue TBC
Dealing with a complex historical legacy: German-Polish relations at the beginning of the 21st century. With Dr. Hans Martin Sieg, Foreign Policy Adviser to the German Bundestag and discussant Professor Karl Cordell, University of Plymouth.

Saturday 24 March, 10am-3pm, venue TBC.
Workshop: Anti-Muslim Racism and National Identity: Perspectives From Berlin and Birmingham. Speakers TBC.

For information on travel funds for postgraduates attending,
please contact Charlotte Galpin, cag936@bham.ac.uk

More informationon the Zeitgeist project