Events

Upcoming Events

  • 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...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on October 8, 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 Metaphysics of Data Capital”

    12:30 pm on October 11, 2018
    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....

  • 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...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on November 12, 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: “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 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...

  • 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...

Past Events

  • 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).  

  • German Singing Group

    5:00 pm on March 28, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

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

  • Exhibit Opening: Calliope Austria – Women in Society, Culture and the Sciences

    5:00 pm on March 27, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997


  • Calliope Austria exhibition

    on March 26, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997


  • Ziegler lecture series: Sean Franzel, “Les Cris de Paris: The Intermediality of the 19th-century Urban Soundscape”

    4:00 pm on March 22, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    Please join us Thursday, March 22, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Buchanan Tower 997 for a talk by Sean Franzel, University of Missouri, followed by a reception hosted by the CENES Department. Sean Franzel is the author of Connected by the Ear: The Media, Pedagogy, and Politics of the Romantic Lecture (Northwestern University Press, 2013) and co-editor (with Mary Helen Dupree) of Performing Knowledge, 1750-1850 (De Gruyter 2015)....

  • German Singing Group

    5:00 pm on March 21, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

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

  • German Singing Group

    5:00 pm on March 14, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

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