Towards an Atlas of German Studies

September 8, 2020 My interest in maps goes a long way back. But its most recent incarnation happened more than a decade ago when I realized I didn’t understand a map: ironically the first accurate map of Germany, the “Romeway Map” of Erhard Etzlaub, published in 1500. I didn’t understand its southern orientation—but that was […]

What Happened Here in the Summer of 1940

Berlin and Annondale on the Hudson, NY In a series of six interrelated short videos of roughly 12 minutes each, author and disability activist Kenny Fries reads excerpts from his forthcoming book Stumbling over History: Disability and the Holocaust. The readings are supplemented by personal and historical photographs from his visits to the six Aktion […]

Gresham College Lectures by Richard Evans

Gresham College, Cambridge A collection of online lectures by Professor Sir Richard Evans on topics ranging from time and space in the Victorian era to the white plague (tuberculosis) and history of the Weimar Republic.

Orte des Kolonialismus

Deutschlandfunk Kultur A 7.13 minute podcast from the broadcaster exploring different sites, cityspaces, and monuments in Germany dedicated to its colonial history. Engages with the problem of what to do with symbols of colonial violence in Germany. (Photo credit Deutschlandradio / Axel Schröder) Listen to the podcast here. (in German)

German Films partners with Telescope Film

The site offers a database of 450,000 films, which you can search by title, country, language, genre, director, etc. We will tell you everything that’s out there, if it’s available to watch online, and where. Then you can click through to the streaming service of your choice (we are connected to 110). The site is […]

A History of Eugenics

USHMM, Washington DC These 20-minute lectures feature renowned scholars from Holocaust studies and beyond. In the lectures, scholars discuss primary sources that illuminate topics using photographs, propaganda, diaries, short films, and artwork drawn from the Museum’s vast collection and other sources. This page will be updated as more lectures are produced. This video covers the history […]

Alexandra Garbarini on Holocaust Diaries

USHMM, Washington DC These 20-minute lectures feature renowned scholars from Holocaust studies and beyond. In the lectures, scholars discuss primary sources that illuminate topics using photographs, propaganda, diaries, short films, and artwork drawn from the Museum’s vast collection and other sources. This page will be updated as more lectures are produced. Dr. Alexandra Garbarini, Professor of […]

Daniel Magilow on Holocaust Photography

USHMM, Washington DC These 20-minute video lectures feature renowned scholars from Holocaust studies and beyond. In the lectures, scholars discuss primary sources that illuminate topics using photographs, propaganda, diaries, short films, and artwork drawn from the Museum’s vast collection and other sources. This page will be updated as more lectures are produced. Dr. Daniel Magilow, Professor […]

Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum | Ideen bewegen

Studio36 podcast series, Berlin. Studio36 podcast series on contemporary perspectives in today’s Germany. In Episode #09 Die Journalist*innen Hengameh Yaghoobifarah und Fatma Aydemir lehnen den Begriff ‚Heimat‘ ab und lenken mit der Essay-Sammlung ‚Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum‘ den Blick auf die verschiedenen Lebensrealitäten unserer interkulturellen, deutschen Gesellschaft. Listen to the podcast here (in German)

Emergency Teaching and the Power of Networks

August 11, 2020 How do we deal with an emergency?  We rely on our networks — family, friends, and neighbors — to see us through.  The same, it turns out, is true in academic life.  What I didn’t understand until this spring and summer is that our professional networks expand when we engage them during […]