Events, seminars and workshops

Forthcoming and Recent events at the Institute for German and European Studies.

Upcoming events

IGES Book Panel with Paul Betts - Ruin and Renewal: Civilising Europe after World War II

Wednesday 3rd March 2021
At this panel, Paul Betts will present his new book 'Ruin and Renewal'.

Shifting Constellations: Germany and Global (Dis)Order

Wednesday 30th June - Friday 2nd July 2021
IGES Birmingham's DAAD-funded international research project (2019-21) explores Germany's responses to unprecedented, ongoing disruptions and redefinitions in global politics, culture and society.

Highlighted 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. 


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


"Milking the Third World? The Baby Food Controversy, 1973-1984" (26/06/2013)

Speaker: Tehila Sasson from the University of California, Berkeley

"German Macht - New Power in World Politics and Hegemon in Europe?" (20/05/2013)

Speaker: Professor Beverly Crawford from the University of California, Berkeley

'What has become of the German guest worker (and his family)?' (23/03/2013)

Speakers: Phil Triadafilopoulos and Jennifer Elrick from the University of Toronto

'Constructing Germanness: German Immigration Policy between Collective Memory and National Identity' (20/03/2013)

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 03 December 2010.

Bringing the Policy Back In (15/05/2009)

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, 05 November 2008