Events 

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Forthcoming events

 

The Implication of the Scottish Independence Referendum

Date
Wednesday 1st October 2014
Description
Chair: Dr Peter Kerr (POLSIS), Speakers: Paul Cairney (University of Stirling), Nicola McEwen (University of Edinburgh), James Johnston (Senior Clerk, Scottish Parliament).

Undergraduate Open Day - Saturday 18 October 2014

Date
Saturday 18th October 2014
Description
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham. You will be able to tour the campus and accommodation, and speak to us about everything from our courses, finance, support services, careers, sports and much much more. There is a comprehensive programme of talks offering you information and advice, so you are able to tailor your day at the University of Birmingham to match your interests and requirements.

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.

Hobbes's Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order

Date
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Description
Chair: Tim Haughton, Speaker: Robert O. Keohane (Princeton), Discussant: Nicholas Wheeler (ICCS, University of Birmingham).

EU: The State of the Union

Date
Wednesday 12th November 2014
Description
Chair: Tim Haughton, Speakers: Sara Binzer Hobolt (LSE) and Nathaniel Copsey (Aston)

Reflections on the Revolutions in Europe: 1989 a Quarter of a Century On

Date
Wednesday 12th November 2014
Description
Chair: Tim Haughton, Speakers: Michael Bernhard (Florida), Rodric Braithwaite (former British Ambassador in Moscow, 1988-1992), Graham Timmins.

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

Ethnic minority political representation in Britain: the end of the Race Relations Paradigm?

Date
Wednesday 21st January 2015
Description
Speaker: Maria Sobolewska (Manchester)

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.

EU as an international security actor

Date
Wednesday 28th January 2015
Description
Speaker: Adrian Hyde-Price (Gothenburg), Discussant: Derek Averre.

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.

The rise of populism in Europe

Date
Wednesday 11th March 2015
Description
Speakers: Daniele Albertazzi and Peter Kerr.

Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

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