Events

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Upcoming Events

  • 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....

  • “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna” Lecture by Edith Sheffer

    12:30 pm on March 5, 2019

    “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna” Lecture by Dr. Edith Sheffer Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies University of California, Berkeley March 5, 2019 12:30 p.m. Buchanan A-203 Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defence of children with disabilities. This talk reveals that...

  • 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

  • Graduate Student Colloquium

    12:30 pm on November 29, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Graduate Colloquium series PhD candidate Dorothee Leesing will speak on “The Unhomely – The new concept of the high rise building and its depiction in the GDR/FRG Press of the 60’s and 70’s”. PhD candidate Sabine Zimmermann will speak on “Refuse and Refuge: Waste Imagery in Works by Abbas Khider”

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Go Global Study Abroad Info. Session

    4:00 pm on November 19, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    Go Global with CENES Join this session to learn about exchange opportunities for CENES students in Germany, Russia, Latvia, and Scandinavia. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 4-5:00 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997

  • Lecture – “Episodes in the Media History of the Weather”

    2:00 pm on November 16, 2018
    MacMillan Building

    “Episodes in the Media History of the Weather” Lecture by John Durham Peters Maria Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film and Media Studies Yale University Friday, November 16, 2018 MacMillan Building, room 166 2357 Main Mall The history of human interaction with weather is also a history of cultural techniques and media technologies....

  • 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...

  • “Tatort” Viewing with Snacks

    5:00 pm on November 5, 2018

    CENES presents the German television show Tatort, with a subtitled screening of the Weimar Team in “Der irre Iwan.” Featuring a special guest from Weimar! Practice your German while having fun and enjoying snacks! Monday, November 5, 2018 5-7:00 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...