Ziegler Lecture Series 2019-20

Term 1

Sept 26, 2019 – Dr. Jacek Lachendro, Deputy Head of Auschwitz Birkenau Research Center
“Auschwitz. From Liberation to State Museum” (Witnessing Auschwitz Conference)
Organized by Dr. Bozena Karwowska

Nov 14, 2019 – Prof. Ulrich Reimkasten, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
“On the Role of Political Art Today” (event celebrating the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall)
Organized by Dr. Ervin Malakaj

Nov 19, 2019 – Dr. Connor Doak, Lecturer in Russian at the University of Bristol, UK
“The Poetics of Masculinity: Re-Reading Vladimir Mayakovsky”
Organized by Dr. Katherine Bowers

Term 2

Jan 14, 2020 – Prof. Moritz Schramm, Assoc. Prof. at the Dept. of Studies of Culture at South Denmark University (SDU)
“Radical Diversity: Postmigrant Perspectives on Art, Culture and Politics”
Organized by Dr. Markus Hallensleben and Sabine Zimmermann (graduate student co-sponsor)

Jan 27, 2020 – Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
“First Jews in Auschwitz” (part of symposium commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau)
Organized by Dr. Bozena Karwowska

Feb 6, 2020 – Dr. Liam Cole Young, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
“Salt: Fragments from the History of a Medium”
Organized by Dr. Ilinca Iurascu

Mar 12, 2020 – Dr. Priscilla Layne,  Assoc. Prof. of German and African-American Studies at the University of North Carolina
“On German Afrofuturism: Living with Postcolonial Specters in Michael Götting’s Contrapunctus
Organized by Dr. Ervin Malakaj

Apr 24, 2020 – Dr. Katie Sutton,  Australian National University
“On Looking and Being Seen: Thinking with and beyond Identity in Queer and Trans German Studies”
Organized by Dr. Kyle Frackman & Dr. Ervin Malakaj