ANN: November 29, 2022 @ 9:00-11:30 CST: CGES Roundtable (ZOOM): “Postmigrant? East Migrant?: Chances, Limitations, and Current Debates and Concepts on East German Otherness”

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CGES Roundtable (ZOOM): “Postmigrant? East Migrant?: Chances, Limitations, and Current Debates and Concepts on East German Otherness”

Zoom Event: November 29, 2022 @ 9:00-11:30 CST

Currently, Germany sees multiple debates about national identity, specifically the role East Germans and migrants (to Germany and within Germany) play in this nation that has been unified for 32 years now. This workshop sponsored by the UW Madison Center for German and European Studies (CGES) brings together scholars with backgrounds in Sociology, German Studies, and Anthropology to discuss new approaches to analyze and deal with these challenges.

  1. Kathleen Heft, DeZim Berlin (Germany): Migration Analogies and Ossifizierung. Approaches to Dealing with East German Otherness
  2. Heiner Schulze, University Nordhausen (Germany): Critical Westness: Silent Norms and (West)German Perspectives
  3. Daniel Kubiak, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany): East German Identity: A Never-Ending Story
  4. Thomas Prennig, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (Germany): Pastors’ Children in the GDR: On the Long-Term Nature of Habitual Imprinting
  5. Lisa Steiner, UW-Madison (USA): Juli Zeh´s Übermenschen and Unterleuten - the Rural East as a Literary Setting for Current Debates on Home and Belonging 
  6. Leonie Schulte, University of Oxford (UK): Migrant Integration Policy in Contemporary Germany: Language as Unifying Cultural Practice and the Myth of the National Community 

 

For more information and to register for this Zoom Event, please visit: https://europe.wisc.edu/event/postmigrant-east-migrant-chances-limitations-and-current-debates-and-concepts-on-east-german-otherness/