Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Using the case study of the "Multaqa" project, which brought refugees from Iraq and Syria to the museums of Berlin exhibiting ancient art from these countries, Fatima El-Tayebs talk explores the connections between Europes colonial legacy, rising global inequality and the "universal museum" as a model of Enlightenment (and as exemplified in the controversial Humboldt Forum).
Fatima El-Tayeb... More >
Lecture | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Birgit Urmson, Art Historian
Styles of soldiers commemoration reveal national self-images. In this talk, Dr. Birgit Urmson analyzes US WWII military cemeteries in Italy and their German counterparts as art-historical artifacts. Their aesthetics, together with results of archival research, reveal a self-assured US united in values, projecting victory and Pax Americana,
while a struggling Germany searches for its democratic... More >
Lecture | April 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Christina von Hodenberg, Director at German Historical Institute, London
Recent works on the German and European sixties are all about youth. Educated middle-class students, artists and bohemians face off against equally educated professors, intellectuals and politicians. The establishment of the aged and middle-aged population is a barely sketched-out backdrop to a story that unfolds from the perspective of young activists.
From Enigma to Virtual Splendor - The Nazi-Era Theft and Restitution of Guillaume de Machauts Extraordinary Medieval Manuscript, the Ferrell-Vogüé
Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Carla Shapreau, Institute of European Studies
The stunning Guillaume de Machaut medieval codex known as the Ferrell-Vogüé has been cloistered in private ownership for nearly all of its long life. It is a manuscript of exceptional importance to the fields of music, literature, and art. It was also one of the most significant musical losses suffered on French soil during World War II. This lecture will focus on a time in the life of this... More >
Film - Series | April 12 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium
530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Hippie Masala (Forever in India) by Ulrich Grossenbacher and Damaris Lüthi Switzerland 2006
Department of History, German Historical Institute Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Institute of European Studies, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Alliance Francaise San Francisco
A film series focusing on the everyday life of migrants and migrants in the making: Through the lens of intimate relationships and a ground-up historical perspective, five curated documentaries and films explore the causation and consequences of international and global migration.