The clergy played a central part in many East-Central and South-Eastern European societies from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, in more fields than simply that of spiritual shepherding. Their broad spatial dissemination, their contacts with, in theory, all layers of society, their ties to various political environments made them apt intermediaries between the state and communities or individuals.
When Joachim Whaley and Peter H. Wilson published their studies on the Holy Roman Empire a few years ago, some reviewers expressed surprise that there was anything to be gained from the German model of federalism for the future of the European Union. Whaley and Wilson were pointing to a model of flexibility and stability long vanished from the collective memory or, if at all, remembered as a deficient structure.
As part of its Fate Unknown exhibition events series, the Wiener Library is pleased to host a dramatic reading of Alan Burgess’s radio play The Greatest Detective Story in History, along with a lecture by Prof Dan Stone. For more on the Fate Unknown exhibition, visit https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/fate-unknown.
"The Greatest Detective Story in History” and the Search for Missing Children after the Holocaust
Thu 3 May 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Bertolt Brecht was confronted with the alien throughout his life. He was exposed to it everywhere he lived, and in all venues he inhabited, he was as a stranger among strangers. Furthermore, he made the experience of the alien into the linchpin of his entire artistic project. His plays, prose, and poetry, as well as the texts he wrote about theater and the other arts, about politics and society, tell us that the experience of being alien is the precondition for the possibility of a future community among strangers.
Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany
University of Toronto
Artikel für das GFL-Journal (http://www.gfl-journal.de/) Internet-Ausgabe Dezember 2018:
Literarische und filmische Alteritätsdarstellungen und ihre didaktische Aufbereitung für den DaZ-/DaF-Unterricht
This conference intends systematically (1) to contribute to the definition of ‘belonging’ as a research concept, (2) to explore the region as a category of historical research, and (3) to combine regional analyses consistently with perspectives drawn from the nation-state and (post)imperialism, as has been repeatedly demanded in recent literature, (4) to contribute to overcoming a widely criticized ‘methodological nationalism’ via transregional and transnational approaches.
After the colloquium held for the 150-year anniversary of 1848 and its famous Revolutions, organized by the French « Société de 1848 » and which was a historiographic landmark, it seemed important, twenty years later, to shed a new light on this major event of the Nineteenth Century. Firstly, we ought to answer to Maurice Agulhon’s repeated wish to know more about the stakeholders, insofar as the Dictionary of the French political leaders of 1848 written by the Nineteenth Century History Study Centre (« Centre d’histoire du XIXè siècle ») of Sorbonne Univ
Here is a reminder about our panel at the coming AGS conference in Bangor (29-31 August). The deadline for proposals is 6th April 2018.
Figurations of In-/Hospitality in German Culture and Thought, AGS 2018
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies has launched a series of professional development webinars in collaboration with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe and the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.