When Early German Settlers met Native Americans

Please join us for Prof. Katie Faull’s lecture, Stories of the Susquehanna, on Monday, March 28, 2016, 3:30-4:30pm, in Bullock Science Center/Teasley Lecture Hall (open to the public). Prof. Faull has received several large NEH grants to translate and digitize documents from the Moravian archives in Bethlehem, PA. The Moravian community was founded by 18th-century German-speaking…

“Migration, Memory, and Diversity in Germany”

Emory U will host a conference under this title on Sep 22-23. The keynote speaker is Rita Chin, Professor of History, who delivered the Halle German Studies Lecture in 2011. The detailed conference program is attached, here’s an excerpt from the official conference announcement: “Since its founding as a nation state, Germany has underscored the…

ASC Student Wins DAAD Scholarship

Congratulations to Lucy Nga Than ’13 for being awarded a 10-month research scholarship to Germany by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)! The scholarship will enable Lucy to pursue further research on her project, “Education as a Means of Integration for Young Vietnamese Immigrants in Germany,” as part of a larger research project on immigration…

A New Wave of “Gastarbeiter”?

In 2011 Germany celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first guest worker treaty. (At ASC we marked that historical moment with two lectures by historian Rita Chin and German-Turkish author Yadé Kara.) In 2012 it seems as if history will repeat itself, albeit in a different context. Following the great recession that began in 2008,…

Henryk Broder about Contemporary Germany

Henryk Broder’s talk at Emory University last night provided an entertaining overview of contemporary Germany. True to his self-styled role as one of Germany’s foremost agents provocateurs, Broder chose to describe to his American audience what he considers the most laughable and hypocritical elements of contemporary German politics and culture. He mocked in eloquent and…