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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Refugees at the European Gates: The Reactions in Austria

Lecture | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Michael Freund, Professor Emeritus, Webster University, Vienna

Institute of European Studies


Migration to Europe for reasons of survival (esp. from Syria and Afghanistan) and for economic reasons has vastly increased since 2014. The massive movements are a challenge and also a test for the willingness of the (mostly affluent) European countries to deal with the issues on a political, a humanitarian and a logistical level, to mention just the most important dimensions.

For refugees,...   More >

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cinema Beyond Europe: Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art

Lecture | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Nilgun Bayraktar, Assistant Professor, Visual Studies Program, California College of the Arts

Institute of European Studies


Joining attention to aesthetic experimentation with a focus on sociopolitical concerns, this talk will offer a discussion of the ways recent cinematic and artistic works engage Europe’s increasingly diverse and complex relationship to migration. With a focus on projects that explore the sociopolitical tensions that have surrounded migration in Europe since the 1990s, Bayraktar will explore films...   More >

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Populism, Immigration and Discrimination: A Transatlantic Perspective

Lecture | September 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Terri Givens, Professor and Provost; Dean of Arts and Sciences, Menlo College

Institute of European Studies

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What were they Fighting For?: German Mentalities in the Second World War

Lecture | September 27 | 4:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Nick Stargardt, Professor of History, University of Oxford

Institute of European Studies

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hitler's Compromises: Managing the Germans with 'Real Authority'

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Nathan Stoltzfus, Rintels Professor of Holocaust Studies, Florida State University

Institute of European Studies


Under Hitler’s rule the Gestapo brutally repressed political resistance. Yet Hitler also made tactical compromises in order to maintain his authority and consolidate power within the Reich. Brutality against the Jews typically escalated in a pattern of what has become known as ‘cumulative radicalization’. At the same time, Hitler intervened to prevent the Gauletiers, his regional domestic...   More >

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Music and Work

Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel


2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Celia Applegate, William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair of History; Professor of History; Associate Chair, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

Institute of European Studies


The history of music intertwines with the history of work in ways that reveal remarkable affinities between "homo faber" and "homo ludens," between the working man and the playing man. This lecture considers the broad outlines of these intertwined histories. It focuses especially on Germany in the half-century before the Great War, when the nature of music's relationship to work--and work to...   More >

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Germans and Jews: Modern Encounters

Conference/Symposium | December 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Institute of European Studies, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)