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German History

300 Years Later, Is Frederick still “the Great”?

I’m spending much of my time right now putting together the itinerary for the 2012 ASC in Germany trip. It comes in handy that 2012 is the 300th anniversary of Fritz, more formally known as König Friedrich der Große. The NYT recently had two interesting articles, one about the actual birthday celebration and one about the changing face of Potsdam, that small town at the outskirts of Berlin, where the king’s summer residence, Palace Sanssouci, is located.


About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.


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