UT to Host Southeast German Studies Workshop March 1-2

 

KNOXVILLE—The fifth annual Southeast German Studies Workshop will be held March 1-2 in the John C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The event is dedicated to fostering creative, interdisciplinary dialogue among faculty members and graduate students interested in the history, society, and cultures of German-speaking Central Europe.

Topics for this year’s workshop include authority, family, and violence, issues of growing interest to the German-studies scholarly community.

Scholars from more than fifteen institutions in the region, including Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, are scheduled to attend.

The keynote lecture, set for 3:15 p.m., Thursday, March 1, is free and open to the public. It will feature Alon Confino, professor of history at the University of Virginia, whose lecture is titled “Why did the Nazis Burn the Hebrew Bible? Nazi Germany, Representations of the Past, and the Holocaust.”

The panel sessions are dedicated to discussions of 1 to 3 page “position papers” submitted by participants in advance, on one of the workshop themes. No formal papers will be delivered at the workshop.

Sponsors include the German Academic Exchange Service, UT’s Haines-Morris Endowment, the departments of History and Modern and Foreign Languages and Literatures at UT, and the Department of History and the Laney Graduate School at Emory University.

For more information, visit the workshop’s website.

C O N T A C T :

Charles Primm (865-974-5180, charles.primm@tennessee.edu)

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