Series 2016-17

Term 1 

Thursday, September 22, 2016 / 17:00

Pawel Śpiewak (University of Warsaw,) Director, Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

“Shoah and the Insufficiency of Political Philosophy”

CENES gratefully acknowledges support from the Polish General Consulate.

Tuesday,October 4, 2016 / 17:00

Bethany Wiggin (University of Pennsylvania), Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

“Philadelphian Experiments: Past, Present, Future”

CENES gratefully acknowledges support from the Department of History.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 / 17:00

Bernhard Siegert (Bauhaus University Weimar),  Director,  IKKM

International Visiting Scholar, Peter Wall Institute

“Turn Meaning On/Off: The Flip and Flop of ‘Understanding’ Media”

Additional events with Bernhard Siegert:

The Free Sea. A Conversation with Renisa Mawani and Bernhard Siegert.”

Wednesday, October 12 / 16:00 / Peter Wall Institute VIP Room /  rsvp to info@pwias.ubc.ca

“Ishmael’s Critique of Pictures: Representation and Anti-Representation in Moby-Dick

Thursday October 13 / 17:30 / Lasserre 102

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 / 17:00

Thomas Kühne (Clark University),  Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History

“Nation Building Through Genocide: The Germans and the Holocaust”

CENES gratefully acknowledges support from the Rudolf Vrba Memorial Lecture Endowment Fund and the Waldman Endowment for Holocaust Education.

Additional event with Thomas Kühne: Vrba Memorial Lecture

➜ “The Murderers Are Among Us”: Images of Holocaust Perpetrators from the Third Reich to the Present

Thursday November 17/ 17:00 / Buchanan A 101

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / 17:00

Ástráður Eysteinsson (University of Iceland)

“Searching for Iceland: A Literary Quest”

CENES gratefully acknowledges support from the The Richard and Margaret Beck Lecture Fund at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria.