Namibian Women and their Networks of Support

Elene Cloete, PhD, Anthropology, University of Kansas; Director of Research and Advocacy, Outreach International

Martha Ndakalako-Bannikov, PhD candidate, comparative literature, University of Oregon

Mariah C. Stember, PhD candidate, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas 

 WED/APRIL 7  

12-1 PM

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Alcohol, Groceries and Gastronomy:  Economic Niches & German-American Associations in New York

 

 MARKUS BIERKOCH, PhD candidate, History 

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin 

WED/MARCH 31  

12-1 PM CDT (Kansas)

 

Markus Bierkoch's doctoral research focuses on German-American associations in New York (1890s to 1930s) and their roles as both providers of social and economic benefits and proponents of ethnic politics. He will speak about economic networks formed by these organizations, specifically in the retail and wholesale sectors of the food and alcohol industries. 

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Culinary Cosmopolitanism in 19th-Century Austria

 

AMY MILLET, PhD candidate, History

 

Currently in Vienna on a Fulbright Research Grant, Amy Millet

studies cooking, shopping, and dining out in 19th-century Austria.

 
MON/MARCH 22
12-1 PM CDT 
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PANEL DISCUSSION

 

WED/MARCH 17

12-1 PM

 

GREGORY RUDNICK | Astronomy 

AMY MILLET | PhD candidate, History 

REBECCA ROVIT | Theatre 

ALESIA WOSZIDLO | Communication Studies 

RACHEL SHERMAN JOHNSON | Director, Internationalization & Partnerships 

 

 Sponsors: MAX KADE CENTER for GERMAN- AMERICAN STUDIES, KU INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS,
GERMAN STUDIES, CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM, 
OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD & GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

 

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Wed / March 10. 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Dr. Marc Caplan, a native of Louisiana and graduate of Yale University, earned his PhD. in comparative literature from
New York University in 2003.He has held professorial appointments at Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, Yale,
and the University of Wroclaw (Poland), as well as research fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University,
the Universität Konstanz (Germany), the Center for Jewish History (New York), and the University of Michigan. Currently he
is Brownstone Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. In Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive
Modernism, Dr. Caplan explores the reciprocal encounter between Eastern European Jews and German culture in the
days following World War I. By concentrating primarily on a small group of avant-garde Yiddish writers—Dovid Bergelson,
Der Nister, and Moyshe Kulbak—working in Berlin during the Weimar Republic, Caplan examines how these writers became
central to modernist aesthetics. By concentrating on the character of Yiddish literature produced in Weimar Germany, 
Caplan offers a new method of seeing how artistic creation is constructed and a new understanding of the political
resonances that result from it.

Sponsors: Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures, German Studies, and Max Kade Center for German-American Studies

 

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Tuesday, February 23, 4pm CST

From Swastika to Jim Crow features Jewish-German scholars who taught at Historically

Black Colleges and Universities in the South after emigrating to the U.S., a rich and complex

chapter of Black and Jewish relations in American history.


Panelists

Ari Linden, German Studies

Fithawee Tzeggai, Sociology

Shelia Bonner, American Studies, Andrew Mellon Visiting Scholar, Margaret Walker Center,

Jackson State University
 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 4pm CST

Civil rights activist Joyce Ladner speaks about her mentor, German-Jewish refugee and

sociologist Ernst Borinski, whose innovative teaching at Tougaloo College engaged students

in the civil rights movement in Mississippi.

 

Sponsors: Max Kade Center for German-American Studies,  Spencer Museum of Art,

German Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, American Studies, African & African-American

Studies, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Margaret Walker Center