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Fall 2021

  • September 14 , 12:30 – 1:30 pm: The German Federal Election 2021: Who Will Follow Merkel? Round table with Eva Hausteiner (Univ. of Greifswald), Tarik Abou-Chadi (Oxford University) and Torben Lütjen (Univ. Kiel). (Virtual; RSVP here)
  • September 30 , 4:00 pm, Judith Surkis (Rutgers University), The Intimate Life of International Law: Children and Development After Decolonization. (In-person; Buttrick Hall 202)
  • October 6 , 12:30pm: Norbert Otto Eke (Univ. of Paderborn) Das Politische im deutschen Gegenwartstheater. (Virtual; RSVP here)
  • November 8th1:30pm CST: A Roomful of Books: Goethe's Library & Its Uses with Stefan Hoppner (University of Freiburg). (Virtual; follow link to join)

Spring 2022

  • January 12, Emily Levine (Stanford University), Allies and Rivals: German-American Exchange and the Rise of the Modern Research University (Univ. of Chicago Press 2021) – an interview with David Blackbourn. (Virtual) Details to follow.
  • February 23, Kristin Romberg (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) on Russian avant-garde art. Details to follow.
  • March 21, Katharina Pistor on inequality and the law. Co-sponspored by Vanderbilt Law School. Details to follow.

Past Events

  • Friday, February 5th , 12pm CST; a conversation with Dominique Reill, Associate Professor of Modern European History at University of Miami, on her new book  The Fiume Crisis: Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire. If you would like to participate, please register here .
  • Friday, March 12th , 12pm CST; a conversation with Ritchie Robertson, Professor of the German Language & Literature, Fellow of The Queen's College at University of Oxford, on his new book The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness, 1680-1790 . If you would like to participate, please register here
  • Friday, April 9th , 12pm CST; a conversation with  Astrid Eckert , Associate Professor of History at Emory University, on her new book  West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands. If you would like to participate, please register  here.
  • Friday, April 16th , 12pm CST; a conversation with Avi Lifschitz, Associate Professor of European History at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, on his new book Frederick the Great's Philosophical Writings . If you would like to participate, please register here .
  • Monday, April 19th , 10am CST; a conversation with Elena Marushiakova & Vesselin Popov of St. Andrews University about their new sourcebook,  Roma Voices in History . If you would like to participate, please register here .
  • Monday, April 26th , 10am CST; Amnesia: 40 Years' Debate on African Cultural Heritage in European Museums, a talk by Bénédicte Savoy, Professor of Art History, Technische Universität Berlin. If you would like to participate, please register here