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January 2021

Discussion of “The Pale Death: Poison Gas and German Racial Exceptionalism, 1915-1945”

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This event is organized by the NC German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series. For the most updated details and information on joining the event, please visit the NCGSWS website. Graduate Writing Seminar with PETER B. THOMPSON I University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, Department of History In the second year of Wolf War I, the German-Jewish chemist Fritz Haber supervised the first deployment of industrialized chemical weapons against French colonial troops. The uncertain nature of the attack, both in its execution and outcome,…

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Masters or Victims of the Chemical World?: The Question of Complicity in a Chemically-Minded Third Reich

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event is organized by the NC German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series. For the most updated details and information on joining the event, please visit the NCGSWS website. Konrad H. Jarausch Essay Prize Winner for Advanced Graduate Students in 2020 Speaker: PETER B. THOMPSON I University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of History The presentation will examine the ways in which the gas mask served as a technological site of discipline, conformity, and complicity in the envisioned air and gas…

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February 2021

FDJ-ler Make New Friends: International Youth Exchanges in the Eastern Bloc, 1972-1989

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event is organized by the NC German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series. For the most updated details and information on joining the event, please visit the NCGSWS website. Speaker: MICHAEL SKALSKI I Graduate Student, UNC—Chapel Hill, Department of History In the spirit of communist internationalism, Eastern Bloc regimes provided ample opportunities for children, teenagers, and students to travel and become acquainted with their peers from other peoples’ democracies. Not only were the exchanges a popular vacation alternative for young…

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March 2021

On Numbers and Feelings: Antisemitism in Germany Today

March 26 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event is organized by the NC German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series. For the most updated details and information on joining the event, please visit the NCGSWS website. New NCGS Series “CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS”: STEFANIE SCHÜLER-SPRINGORUM I Director of and Professor at the Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung of the TU Berlin Antisemitism seems to be on the rise, in Germany and elsewhere. However, the scope of this rise, its reason, its agents and last but not least its meaning, as well…

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April 2021

Nourishing the Volk: Nutrition, Health, and National Belonging in Germany’s Long Great War

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event is organized by the NC German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series. For the most updated details and information on joining the event, please visit the NCGSWS website. The talk examines Germany’s “long” Great War (1914-1924) through the lenses of food, health, and gender. Whereas most scholars have focused on how hunger and deprivation in war-time Germany contributed to social unrest and female politicization, this research focuses instead on how male nutritional scientists forged relationships with female philanthropists, women’s…

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