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Conferences and Lectures

Past Events

October 31st, 2013Conference

Graduate Association of German Students (GAGS) 12th Annual Conference
February 15-16, 2008. Program (doc)

September 19th, 2007
German Politics and Culture After Unification: What Happened to Berlin and the GDR?
by Prof. Perohrgaard

German Studies Symposium
April 26-29, 2007. Program (pdf)

October 27th, 2005
Reflections on a German Past and an American Present in Life and Literature
by Ernestine Schlant Bradley
(pdf)

September 23rd and 24th, 2005Lecture
The Problematic Legacies of Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769-1860):
German Nationalism, European Visions, and his American Progeny

October 27th, 2005
Reflections on a German Past and an American Present in Life and Literature
by Ernestine Schlant Bradley
(pdf)

September 23rd and 24th, 2005
The Problematic Legacies of Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769-1860):
German Nationalism, European Visions, and his American Progeny

October 12th, 2004
Europe and the United States: Where Do We Go From Here? A German View.
Presented by Dr. Hans Arnold.
(pdf)

February 20th - 22nd, 2004
Graduate Association of German Students (GAGS) at the University of Kansas are announcing a call for papers for their annual interdisciplinary conference.

November 3, 2003
Writer, Reader, Radio: Ein Abend mit Michael Augustin

September 19-20, 2003
The Central Renaissance Conference: German-Related Sessions (pdf)

September 4-7, 2003
The Alchemy of Exile: Creative Responses to Expulsion from Nazi-Domianted Europe (pdf)


International Exile Conference 2000
"Rarely has a conference about exile literature been so rich in perspectives, so inspiring, and so enlightening. The conference offered many original perspectives at a conference that was a success in every sense of the word."
- Helmut Koopmann (Augsburg)

Graduate Student Colloquium 2001
"The high standards, the wide range of topics, the lively discussions, and the extremely positive atmosphere demonstrated to me once again how much the German university system could profit from a great interaction with its American counterpart."
- Irmela von der Luehe (Göttingen)

Conference on German Speech Islands 2001
"This first U.S. conference focusing exclusively on German speech islands marked a significant step in the development of the analysis of language preservation and language loss in these speech communities. In the congenial settingof the Max Kade Center, we experienced a rare depth and intensity of scholarly exchange."
- Klaus J. Mattheier (Heidelberg)


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