German Studies & Global Learning

Advising and enrollment weeks are coming up and the ASC German Studies program has several new courses in its offerings. Keep in mind that all of our upper-level courses count for a SUMMIT category in the Global or the Leadership track. While we recommend to all of you to pursue language-learning beyond the  the ASC…

Going Global with German Studies

German Studies/Economics double major Sarah Harris is currently finishing up her last semester at Agnes Scott College. She’s already looking back at how Agnes helped her to become educated for a global world. We are happy to hear that German Studies played a crucial role in this process, from the courses at ASC to a…

Fall 2015 German Film Series Starts on Thursday, Sep 24!

Fall wouldn’t be fall without watching a German film now and then–we’ll get started on Thursday, Sep 24, at 7pm in Campbell Fanny Graves auditorium (Room 128). The series will offer a survey of more recent German cinema, from the historical to the culinary. Students with an interest in history want to make sure to not…

German Author Peter Schneider on 25th Anniversary of Fall of the Wall

National Public Radio today had an interview with German author Peter Schneider, asking him about his views of Berlin 25 years after those stirring  days in November 1989 that brought down the wall and changed Europe’s history.Schneider has just finished a new book, called “Berlin Now,” where he brings to bear his experience of 50 plus…

Former Stasi Prison Hohenschönhausen

The leisurely walk through a nice residential area makes it difficult to prepare for our visit to Hohenschönhausen, the former remand prison of the GDR’s secret police–STASI. At the same time it underscores the secretive nature of this project: Over fifty years, this large compound in the Eastern outskirts of Berlin could not be found…

Exploring Berlin

An exploration of the historical district of Berlin was scheduled for our first full day in Germany. We started out at the Hackeschen Höfe, the beautifully restored city block featuring restaurants, small shops, and residential areas. Dating back to the early 20th century, this ensemble was badly damaged in World War II and barely renovated during…

Afro-German Memoirs by Theodor Michael and Jennifer Teege

Students of German 340 Afro-German History might be interested in my recent editorial for the website of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR): On Reading Two Recent Memoirs by Afro-Germans Two recent memoirs by German authors with an African connection emphasize that German history cannot be written without including the histories and perspectives of…

German Author Jennifer Teege Will Read at ASC

Millions of people know about Amon Goeth, the commander of the former National Socialist concentration camp in Plaszow-Krakov in Poland, from Ralph Fienne’s performance of this character in Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List (1993). This also applies to Jennifer Teege, for whom Amon Goeth was a distant historical figure until that specific day a few years ago,…

Studying/Researching Abroad in Germany: Info Session @agnesscott

Join us for an info session on studying and researching in German-speaking countries. Our expert panel will feature Andrea Harris and Katherine Robinson, two ASC German students who have recently returned from studying abroad in Germany and Switzerland, respectively. Sarah Harris is currently studying abroad in Germany and Nga Than, an ASC alumna, is researching…

German Courses in Spring 2014

Happy advising week, Scotties! Enrollment for Spring 2014 is coming up. Here’s a list of the German courses you can choose from in addition to the language courses, German 102 and German 202. Please note: In Spring 2014 only, German 340 “Afro-German History and Culture” will be taught as a hybrid online course. Don’t be…

ASC in Germany 2014 Announced!

For those students who have been asking if there will be another faculty-led trip to Germany, here’s the news: Yes, there will be. All relevant information can be found in the flyer attached to this post. Tentative dates are May 11 – May 25, 2014, and the focus will be on aspects of leadership in…

Stories Without Borders by Anant Kumar

Thank you to everyone who came out to listen to Anant Kumar’s reading. Kumar presented from his wide-ranging oeuvre including short stories and poems that address life in contemporary Germany as well as the pitfalls and surprises a globally connected world creates.