2013-14 Academic Year

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FALL 2013

25 September 2013: Reading Modris Eksteins. Solar Dance: Van Gogh, Forgery, and the Eclipse of Certainty. Harvard, 2012. *6:00pm, 122 Latimer Hall 9 October 2013: Reading Discussion: Beyond National Socialism, Normalizing the Holocaust? (1) “Forum: German History Beyond National Socialism.” German History 29, no. 3 (2011) (2) Jonathan S. Wiesen and Geoff Eley. “Beyond National Socialism?” German Studies Review 35, no. 3 (2012) (3) Confino, Alon. “A World Without Jews: Interpreting the Holocaust.” German History 27, no. 4 (October 1, 2009) *6:00pm, 122 Latimer Hall 21 October 2013: Faculty Professor Ute Frevert (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the History of Emotions, Berlin), a discussion of her book Emotions in History: Lost and Found. Central European University, 2011. *6:00, 201 Moses Hall 6 November 2013: Graduate Student Research Eliah Bures (Berkeley, Ph.D. Candidate, History), “Neomonastic Friendship and the German New Right” *5:30pm, 130 Dwinelle Hall 20 November 2013: Stammtisch! Join the Regulars for an Apfelsaftschorle and some Wurst at one of our local German restaurants! *6:00pm, Gaumenkitzel: 2121 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley 94702 25 November 2013: Faculty Isabel Hull (Cornell, History) Roundtable discussion and lunch *12:30pm-2:00pm, 2303 Dwinelle Hall 4 December 2013: Graduate Student Research Peggy O’Donnell (Berkeley, Ph.D. Candidate, History), Nazi exhumation of mass graves in the Katyn forest and the violation of human rights *6:00pm, 122 Latimer Hall


29 January 2014: Graduate Student Research Ian Beacock (Stanford, Ph.D. Student, History), "The Political Expressionism of Otto Flake: Rethinking Weimar Political Culture" *6:00pm, 186 Barrows Hall 12 February 2014: Faculty Professor Edith Sheffer (Stanford, History), “Inventing Autism under Nazism: The Surveillance of Emotion and Child Euthanasia in the Third Reich” *6:00pm, 201 Moses Hall 26 February 2014: Graduate Student Research Terence Renaud (Berkeley, Ph.D. Candidate, History), “Exile and Revolutionary Hope: New Beginning’s Antifascist Network, 1935-1945” *6:00pm, 201 Moses Hall 12 March 2014: Graduate Student Research Alice Goff (Berkeley, Ph.D. Candidate, History), "Museum Bodies: Encountering Art and the German Public Museum, 1779-1830" *6:00pm, 201 Moses Hall 19 March 2014: Graduate Student Research Jenni Allen (Berkeley, Ph.D. Candidate, History), “New Spaces for Politics: Toward a Green Cultural Program" *6:00pm, 201 Moses Hall 9 April 2014: Faculty Professor Thomas Laqueur (Berkeley, History), "The Names of the Dead" *6:00pm, 201 Moses Hall 16 April 2014: Open Forum Discussion & Elections for 2014-15 academic year "The Future of German History": Join us for an open forum discussion about the current state of German history, its hot historiographical trends, and the stars of its future. This meeting will end with elections for Kreis' 2014-15 co-chairs and other officers. *6:00pm, 186 Barrows Hall 7 May 2014: Faculty Professor Gregor Thum (Pittsburgh, History), “The Postcolonial Rediscovery of the German "Drang nach Osten” and the Reality of Westward Migration in Central and Eastern Europe." *6:00pm, 201 Moses Hall

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