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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Consuming Temples on Both Sides of the Atlantic: German-speaking Jews from the Department Store to the Mall

Lecture | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Paul Lerner

Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies


This talk focuses on two contexts: the formation of consumer culture in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and the activites of German-speaking émigrés in American consumer culture after World War II. It will show how department stores and other commercial venues were coded and represented as "Jewish" in the pre-war German context, while in postwar America, the work of some of these...   More >

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Leadership, Storytelling and Alternative Facts

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Kevin Orr, University of St Andrews, UK

Institute of European Studies


This session examines leadership and storytelling in an age of alternative facts. It draws on empirical research studying narrative practices of an elite group of public administrators: local government chief executives (UK) and city managers (US). Using the lens of relationality, the discussion explores the collective dimensions of leadership. The focus on leadership and stories embraces the...   More >

Friday, April 27, 2018

Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century New Netherland

Lecture | April 27 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Julie van den Hout, San Francisco State University

Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program, Department of German


The young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655) is an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland (now New York), whose fight to secure the struggling colony made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. From his war-torn seventeenth-century childhood and privileged university education in the Dutch Republic, he became embroiled in the New...   More >