ANN: Fall 2020 Program of The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series (NCGS) —All Seminars Online

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The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series (NCGS), an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional group of scholars in the Research Triangle of North Carolina is holding seminars online this term via Zoom. We cordially invite anyone interested to join us for lectures and discussions with local, national and international scholars, including LORRAINE DASTON (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) HELMUT PUFF (University of Michigan, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies), and JOSEPH BEN PRESTEL (FU Berlin), who joins us for a round table discussion on “Post-Colonialism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust: The Achille Mbembe Case in Germany.”

 

The first Zoom meeting of the semester will take place on Friday, September 25, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Eastern Time) with A. DIRK MOSES (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) presentation entitled “The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression.” To get access to the Zoom seminar please contact the NCGS organizers MAX H. LAZAR ( maxlazar@live.unc.edu) and MICHAEL SKALSKI (mskalski@live.unc.edu).  

 

 

NCGS PROGRAM Fall 2020

 

Friday, September 25, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm (Eastern Time)
A. DIrk mOses (UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of History): 

“The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression”

 

Friday, October 9, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm (Eastern Time)

BilL sharman (Duke University, Department of History):

“Third-World” Refugees, Rights, and West Germany in the 1970s and 80s”

 

Friday, October 23, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm (Eastern Time)

helmut puff (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, History and German Studies)

“The Time of the Antechamber: A History of Waiting, 1500–1800”

 

Friday, November 13, 2020, 2:00-3:30 pm (Eastern Time)

LoRraine daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

“Nineteenth Century Science Goes Global

 

Friday, November 20, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Round Table Challenging Conversations”:
“Post-Colonialism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust: The Achille Mbembe Case in Germany”

with A. Dirk Moses (UNC-Chapel Hill), Joseph Ben Presetel (FU Berlin) and Priscilla Layne (UNC-Chapel Hill)

 

Friday, December 4, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Thomas PRendergast (Duke University, Department of History)

“The Sociology of Empire: German and Habsburg Theories of Multinational Statehood, 1848-1914”
 

NCGS Website: https://ncgsws.web.unc.edu/

 

Contact:

Karen Hagemann (Speaker, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of History), email: hagemann@unc.edu

 

Conveners:

Duke University: Department of German Studies, Department of History; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Carolina Seminars; Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of History, Center for European Studies