“Brown Babies” Documentary Screens in Atlanta

ASC students who took German 340 “Afro-German History and Culture” will remember our interview with Lisa Dixon, an Afro-German woman who told us about her experience as child of a white German mother and African-American GI. Lisa Dixon is also featured in the documentary “Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story” by director Regina Griffin. This documentary focuses on…

African-American Research Conference at Agnes Scott College

From March 13-16, Agnes Scott College will host the 10th bi-annual conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR). The conference will bring over 200 international scholars to campus, who will discuss and present research projects on a wide range of topics connected to the history and culture of African people. One of five…

In Memoriam: Hans Jürgen Massaquoi, January 19, 1926 – January 19, 2013

Another important voice has passed away: Hans Jürgen Massaquoi died on January 19, 2013. ASC German students will remember Massaquoi as author of the memoir Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger [Destined to Witness] in which the author described his experiences as a black young man in Weimar and later Nazi Germany. Massaquoi, son of a Liberian diplomat and a white…

How the “Third World” Helped to Liberate the “First World”

Doing some more research for the Afro-German class I came across an interesting performance called “Die vergessenen Befreier [The Forgotten Liberators].” The musical is part of an exhibition by the documentation center for National Socialism, titled “Die Dritte Welt im Zweiten Weltkrieg.”

Stereotyping Afro-German Actors

In German 340, Afro-German Culture and History, we have moved into the project phase and have begun interviewing an amazing group of volunteers who identify themselves as Afro-Germans: An army soldier who was born in Germany, served in the German army, and then moved to the US to enlist in the army; an Afro-German woman…

East Africa: Propaganda and Manifest Expansion During the Weimar Republic

As my students in the Afro-German course know, Germany’s colonies have not been a dominant topic among scholars for a long time, but the recent decade or so has certainly made up for that lapse. This afternoon, I attended two lectures on Germany’s colonial history. First, Luke Springman from the University of Bloomsburg addressed the…

ASC German Studies Courses 2012-13

Registration is around the corner. Here are the course offerings in German Studies. We look forward to seeing you in our courses, please do not hesitate to contact the German Studies faculty if you have questions.