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Growing up during War and Postwar: Scholars Born in the 1930s and 1940s in Germany—Transatlantic Trailblazers

March 3, 2022 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

This event is sponsored by the North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series.

This event is part of the German Historians in North America After 1945: Transatlantic Careers and Scholarly Contributions workshop.

The workshop focuses on the impact of German historians, who emigrated to North America after the Second World War, and made their academic careers there. Through their bicultural experience, many offered inside views of their country of origin and translating them for their American colleagues and students, and influenced North American debates about Central European historical developments, while their ideas also reflected back upon historical discussions in Germany itself.

Introduction and Moderation: Karen Hagemann (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Presentation by

  • Volker R. Berghahn (Columbia University): Born in 1938: The Twists and Turns of a Life in Teaching and Research in Three Academic Cultures
  • Konrad H. Jarausch (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Michael Geyer (University of Chicago): “I came to the United States to get a job”: The Transatlantic Mis/adventures of a Military Historian, 1977-2016

Comment: Andreas Daum (SUNY Buffalo)

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March 3, 2022
4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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