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Dr Frackman elected to CAUTG Board

At the 2017 annual conference of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) in Toronto, Dr. Kyle Frackman was elected to a two-year term on the organization’s Executive Board as Member-at-Large. 

The Parthenon of Books Project

CENES instructor, Dr. Florian Gassner currently holds a Visiting Professor position at the University of Kassel, Germany. Together with his colleague Prof. Nikola Roßbach and just under 20 students, the research team produced a list of banned books which date as far back as 1575 and contains just over 72,000 titles. This year, Argentine artist […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA THROUGH ARRIVING EYES

The “British Columbia and Canada through Arriving Eyes” project run by Dr. Kyle Frackman, former-UBC masters student (and current University of Calgary librarian) Marc Stoeckle and UBC reference librarian Keith Bunnell, identifies key materials describing German speaking immigrants’ experiences of British Columbia and Western Canada. It includes German and English material relating to immigrants with […]

Dr Frackman and Dr Iurascu to give pre-show talk before Max Raabe concert

Dr Frackman and Dr Iurascu to give pre-show talk before Max Raabe concert

German singer and orchestra leader Max Raabe, whose style evokes 1920s Berlin cabaret culture, is coming to UBC. He will give a concert with his Palastorchester at the Chan Centre on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Join Dr Kyle Frackman and Dr Ilinca Iurascu for a pre-show talk on Weimar-era culture. The talk will begin at […]

Dr. Bożena Karwowska organizes conference on Polish Literature from 1944-48

Dr. Bożena Karwowska organizes conference on Polish Literature from 1944-48

Dr. Bożena Karwowska has organized a conference with the University of Warsaw December 5-6, 2016. Conference: The Very Beginning (dr. Bożena Karwowska) Conference: Warsaw, 5-6.12.2016 The conference, “The Very Beginning: The Years 1944-1948 in Literature from the Period of the Polish People’s Republic” provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars to utilize modern-day analytical tools to […]