Music in Berlin, 1870-1910: An Empire for Absolute Music

Sanna Pederson, University of Oklahoma, Norman “An Empire for Absolute Music” focuses on concerts of instrumental music during the Kaiserzeit – when the most celebrated piano and violin virtuosos lived and taught in Berlin, frequently described as the musical capital of the world. Short blog posts introduce protagonists and events presented with images, documents and […]

<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 […]