Sexualities, Ethnicity, Class: Reinterpreting the Holocaust

Anna HájkováUniversity of Warwick (UK) An advanced undergraduate course (a full-year module) on the history of the Holocaust, with a particular focus on race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, age, identity, and ethical choices. Visit the course site here. Image source: This image was provided to Wikimedia Commons by the German Federal Archive (Deutsches Bundesarchiv) as […]

<em>Ekstase und Elend</em>, a German Cultural History Reader and Website

Ekstase und Elend is a freely accessible, multimedia website designed for an intermediate-to-advanced German-language course on the cultural history of German-speaking Central Europe in the twentieth-century. Presenting an inclusive history including women’s history, LGBTQ+ history, Germans of Color, and other historically underrepresented groups, the website features an interactive, multimedia timeline and links to key primary […]

Citizenship, Violence and Race: Germans and Africans in Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters

Robbie AitkenSheffield Hallam University This course is aimed at advanced level undergraduate students. It makes use of a wide variety of primary materials to examine a history of interactions between Africans and Germans and the consequences of this interaction. Students will be introduced to aspects of post-colonial theory, constructions of blackness and race, and debates […]

The Experience of Modernity: A Cultural History of Interwar Germany

Jochen HungUniversity of UtrechtDept. of History & Art History “The Experience of Modernity: A Cultural History of Interwar Germany” is a graduate (Master’s-level) course on the Weimar Republic. Image source: By Gartenhallenbad_Fechenheim_Ostseite_03012010.JPG: Urmelbeauftragter, Jürgen Heegmann, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10794231

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Adam BlacklerUniversity of Wyoming An upper-division, undergraduate history course on the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. One of the main assignments is research project using newspapers and the USHMM’s “History Unfolded” project. Image: By United States Army Signal Corps photographer – Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13280228

EuropeNow Syllabus Database

A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection of syllabi on European topics hosted by EuropeNow, an online journal published by the Council of European Studies (CES). Link: EuropeNow Syllabus Database Image source: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3927017

Third-Year German: Wald, Wetter, Wandel

Johanna Schuster-CraigMichigan State University This upper-division German language and culture course analyzes the natural world and our often unnatural technologies that interfere with the ecological order. Intensive work with texts and films dealing with forests, gardens, plants, natural explorers, pollution and atomic disaster. Image: “in the forest” by Wim Vandenbussche is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA […]

“Not typical news for Wyoming”: A Digital History Project for the COVID-19 Era

August 28, 2020 The global pandemic has placed considerable demands on faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. Among the most challenging issues are of a curricular and pedagogical nature. From lecturers with extensive instructional experience to those at the start of their careers, we all face steep limitations on what many of us love most about […]

Asian-German Studies (German Quarterly subscription required)

Need help diversifying your German Studies course? This German Quarterly Discussion Forum (Winter, 2020) features ten scholars discussing the evolution, current state, and future of the interdisciplinary field of Asian-German Studies (access requires GQ subscription) Permalink: https://doi.org/10.1111/gequ.12127

Migration Studies (German Quarterly subscription required)

Need help diversifying your German Studies course? This German Quarterly Discussion Forum (Spring, 2017) features ten scholarly perspectives on how Migration Studies has impacted scholarship in German-speaking contexts. (access requires GQ subscription) Permalink: https://doi.org/10.1111/gequ.12033