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Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe

Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe

Date
15/02/2016 - 15/05/2016
Description
How do empires expand into deserts? Despite their apparently limited value and significant logistical difficulties, the conquest of deserts has often mobilised sizeable resources from some of the world's most notable empires.
Difficult heritage? Reflections on fascist architecture and its legacy in contemporary Italy

Difficult heritage? Reflections on fascist architecture and its legacy in contemporary Italy

Date
23/02/2016
Description
Dr Simona Storchi (University of Leicester) delivers this Italian Studies research seminar.
Devotional Print Culture in Northern Germany: The Case of St Jerome

Devotional Print Culture in Northern Germany: The Case of St Jerome

Date
24/02/2016 - 05/05/2016
Description
Modern Languages / IGS Seminar, Dr Elizabeth Andersen (University of Newcastle)
Using literature to teach language: an Italian case-study

Using literature to teach language: an Italian case-study

Date
02/03/2016
Description
Giulia Covarino (Doctoral researcher, Birmingham) delivers this Italian Studies research seminar.
"Fagin in Berlin Provokes a Riot": Anti-Semitism on Film in Occupied Germany

"Fagin in Berlin Provokes a Riot": Anti-Semitism on Film in Occupied Germany

Date
09/03/2016 - 05/05/2016
Description
Modern Languages / IGS Seminar, Dr Emily Oliver (King's College, London)
Akounak tedaiat taha tazoughai

Akounak tedaiat taha tazoughai

Date
16/03/2016
Description
Film directed by Christopher Kirkley (2015) and presented by Dr Berny Sèbe at the mac Birmingham.
Picnic in the desert

Picnic in the desert

Date
17/03/2016
Description
Join the Empires of Emptiness academic curator, Dr Berny Sèbe in conversation with Dr Benedetta Rossi as they discuss desert life, nomadism and imperial control in the Sahara.
The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

Date
05/05/2016
Description
On 05 May 2016, the Institute for German Studies (IGS) will hold a one-day conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its official opening by the then German Foreign Minister, Klaus Kinkel. The conference will be attended by some 50 IGS alumni, many of whom have gone on to become leading scholars in their respective fields, and will include panels on 'German History and Culture', 'German Politics', and 'Germany in the World'.
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