Events

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Upcoming Events

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on October 22, 2018

    Join us twice a month at our “Easy Readers” book club meetings! Drop in and enjoy reading short excerpts from various German “easy readers,” the company of your fellow “book worms,” and some light refreshments. No preparation required. Learners of all levels welcome! Meeting in the CENES Departmental Lounge, Buchanan Tower 910 Contact Dr. Daniela...

  • Faculty Research Colloquium: Dr. Ervin Malakaj, “On Indigenous and Queer Futurities and Transformative Futures for German Studies”

    12:30 pm on October 25, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Faculty Research Colloquium “On Indigenous and Queer Futurities and Transformative Futures for German Studies” Dr. Ervin Malakaj Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on October 29, 2018

    Join us twice a month at our “Easy Readers” book club meetings! Drop in and enjoy reading short excerpts from various German “easy readers,” the company of your fellow “book worms,” and some light refreshments. No preparation required. Learners of all levels welcome! Meeting in the CENES Departmental Lounge, Buchanan Tower 910 Contact Dr. Daniela...

  • Lecture – “Pitchpoling: Moby Dick, a Speculative History”

    6:00 pm on November 1, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    “Pitchpoling: Moby Dick, a Speculative History” Markus Krajewski Professor of Media History University of Basel Since 2006, an interdisciplinary group of German scholars have met annually to work on an ambitious goal: producing a historically grounded, analytical commentary for each one of Moby-Dick’s chapters. This comprehensive, speculative-historical commentary inquires after the colossal importance of Moby-Dick as...

  • Northwestern DAAD Fortbildungsseminar

    on November 2, 2018

    The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for participation in the third annual Northwestern DAAD Fortbildungsseminar, to be held November 2-4. This seminar presents a unique professional development opportunity for junior faculty, graduate teaching assistants and teachers of German in the Western Prairie Provinces and the Pacific Northwest.

  • Ziegler Lecture: “Simmel’s Sense of Modernity: Adventures in Time and Space”

    12:30 pm on November 13, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    “Simmel’s Sense of Modernity: Adventures in Time and Space” Dr. Thomas Kemple Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia Among the many ways of making sense of modernity, one to say that the present is built on the ruins of the past, and that experience itself is fragmentary; another is to say that the contemporary...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on November 19, 2018

    Join us twice a month at our “Easy Readers” book club meetings! Drop in and enjoy reading short excerpts from various German “easy readers,” the company of your fellow “book worms,” and some light refreshments. No preparation required. Learners of all levels welcome! Meeting in the CENES Departmental Lounge, Buchanan Tower 910 Contact Dr. Daniela...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on November 26, 2018

    Join us twice a month at our “Easy Readers” book club meetings! Drop in and enjoy reading short excerpts from various German “easy readers,” the company of your fellow “book worms,” and some light refreshments. No preparation required. Learners of all levels welcome! Meeting in the CENES Departmental Lounge, Buchanan Tower 910 Contact Dr. Daniela...

  • Ziegler Lecture: “The Legacy of Bambule (1970): On the Perils of the Memory Culture of the German ’68 Movement”

    12:30 pm on January 24, 2019

    “The Legacy of Bambule (1970): On the Perils of the Memory Culture of the German ’68 Movement” Dr. Andreas Stuhlmann DAAD Visiting Associate Professor, University of Alberta The fiftieth anniversary of the events of 1968 and the fortieth anniversary of the crisis of the so-called ‘Deutsche Herbst’ (German Autumn) of 1977/78 have rekindled interest in...

  • Faculty Research Colloquium: Dr. Bozena Karwowska, TBA

    12:30 pm on January 31, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Faculty Research Colloquium TBA Dr. Bozena Karwowska Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997

  • Ziegler Lecture: “The Metaphysics of Data Capital”

    12:30 pm on February 14, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    “The Metaphysics of Data Capital” Dr. Leif Weatherby Assistant Professor of German, New York University A recent report from MIT announces the arrival of a new metaphysical player in the game of business: data capital. This new form of wealth violates not only the tenets of liberal political economy, but also those of traditional ontology....

  • Faculty Research Colloquium: Crime, Punishment, and Temperature

    12:30 pm on February 26, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Faculty Research Colloquium “What Would Raskolnikov Do? Reader Expectation and the Epilogue of Crime and Punishment” Dr. Katherine Bowers “People with Qualities: Temperature in German Modernism” Alice Christensen Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997

  • Ziegler Lecture: “Armenian Genocide: Legacies of Denial”

    12:30 pm on February 27, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 104A

    “Armenian Genocide: Legacies of Denial” Maral Attalah Lecturer, Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Humboldt State University Drawing on the Armenian Genocide, and linking analysis of various genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries, the talk argues that recognition & reparation (structural recognition) is a necessary aspect of holding active and passive genocide deniers accountable....

  • Ziegler Lecture: “H.G. Wells and Early Soviet Science Fiction”

    12:30 pm on March 14, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    “H.G. Wells and Early Soviet Science Fiction” Dr. Galya Diment Professor of Slavic, University of Washington The talk will be based on the volume Diment is editing for Anthem Press, H.G. Wells and All Things Russian. One of the most fascinating aspects of Wells’s relationship with Russia is his rather outsized influence on Soviet science...

  • Faculty Research Colloquium: Laughter, Gender, Homophobia, Files

    12:30 pm on March 28, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Faculty Research Colloquium “Laughter and the Comic Performance of Gender and Homophobia” Dr. Caroline Rieger “Files and the Evidence of Sexuality: Queerness and the Subversion of the East German State” Dr. Kyle Frackman Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997

Past Events

  • Faculty Research Colloquium: Melodrama, Toy Theatre, and Women’s Adventure

    9:30 am on October 12, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Faculty Research Colloquium “Melodrama in a Box: Schiller’s Räuber as Toy Theatre” Dr. Ilinca Iurascu “Women’s Call of the Wild: Female Adventure between Old and New Worlds” Dr. Gaby Pailer Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997

  • (History event) Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

    12:30 pm on October 11, 2018

    “Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany” Martina Kessel, Bielefeld University Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 1197 Sponsored by the Department of History, Martina Kessel’s talk looks at the meaning and role of humour as an identity practice in Germany during the time of National Socialism in Germany. One theory that she...

  • Ziegler Lecture Series – Commemorating Jewish Heritage in Poland – Focus on Burial Sites

    5:00 pm on October 2, 2018

    “Commemorating Jewish Heritage in Poland – Focus on Burial Sites” Alicija Mrockzowska Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute The protection of Jewish cemeteries in Poland is understood very differently by numerous agents; local communities, Polish or Jewish activists, and by State institutions, which are involved in the process. Different approaches to the way remembrance practices are...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on September 24, 2018

    Join us twice a month at our “Easy Readers” book club meetings! Drop in and enjoy reading short excerpts from various German “easy readers,” the company of your fellow “book worms,” and some light refreshments. No preparation required. Learners of all levels welcome! Meeting in the CENES Departmental Lounge, Buchanan Tower 910 Contact Dr. Daniela...

  • Ziegler Lecture: “The Role of German Women in the Holocaust”

    11:00 am on September 20, 2018
    Hennings Bldg., Room 200

    Professor Wendy Lower Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Claremont McKenna College “The Role of German Women in the Holocaust” Professor Wendy Lower will talk about her research on German women as killers and as accessories to murder during the Holocaust. “Genocide is also women’s business. When given...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on September 17, 2018

    Join us twice a month at our “Easy Readers” book club meetings! Drop in and enjoy reading short excerpts from various German “easy readers,” the company of your fellow “book worms,” and some light refreshments. No preparation required. Learners of all levels welcome! Meeting in the CENES Departmental Lounge, Buchanan Tower 910 Contact Dr. Daniela...

  • PhD Final Doctoral Oral Defence – Anja Nowak

    9:00 am on July 30, 2018

    PhD candidate, Anja Nowak will defend her doctoral dissertation on July 30, 2018 at 9:00am in Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology building. Her thesis title is “Spatial Configurations of the Warsaw Ghetto. Selected aspects of Jewish Space and Nazi policies.”

  • Meet the Author: Caroline Eriksson

    7:00 pm on May 31, 2018
    Orchard Commons room 1001

    Join us for an evening with the Swedish author Caroline Eriksson. She will talk about her novel The Missing and answer audience questions. Caroline Eriksson has published four books. The Missing (2015) became a sensation when it was sold to more than twenty countries in a short period of time and was also released in the United...

  • German Singing Group

    5:00 pm on April 4, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    Come sing auf deutsch with Florian Gassner! A fun way to practice German language pronunciation and skills –

  • PhD Final Oral Doctoral Defence

    12:30 pm on April 3, 2018

    PhD candidate, Stephanie Dreier will  defend her doctoral dissertation on April 3, 2018 at 12:30pm. Thesis Title: “Old Fables and Their New Tricks: Exploring Revisionist Fairytale Fantasy in German and Russian National Literature” Room 200 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road).