War | Language | Borders/Boundaries

program posterThe Southeast German Studies Workshop is an event dedicated to fostering creative, interdisciplinary dialogue among faculty members, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students interested in the history, society, and cultures of German-speaking Central Europe. The Southeast workshop brings together scholars from more than twenty institutions in the region, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. This workshop has been and is generously funded by grants from numerous schools and institutions, including The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Davidson College, The Department of German Studies at Davidson College; The Department of History at Davidson College; The Dean Rusk International Studies Program at Davidson College; The Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College; The Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte; The Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at UNC Charlotte; The Department of History at UNC Charlotte; The Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies at UNC Charlotte; The Laney Graduate School at Emory University; and The Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University.

The workshop will be held over a two-day period, with a series of three workshop sessions on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Thursday afternoon will also featureScreen Shot 2014-03-03 at 7.04.48 PM a keynote address by Omer Bartov, Professor of History at Brown University: “The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: The Holocaust as Communal Genocide.”

Instead of reading formal papers, the panels are dedicated to discussions of the 1-3 page “positions papers” on one of the workshop themes, which the participants submit in advance of the workshop. The themes for each year’s workshop reflect issues of growing interest to the German Studies scholarly community. This year’s themes are: War, Language, and Borders/Boundaries.

The keynote address and the workshop are free and open to the public; more detailed information about these events may be found by following the links on this page. All participants in the workshops will be expected to read the position papers before the conference, since no formal papers will be delivered. If you are interested in attending one or more panels of the workshop and would like to receive access to the papers, please send an email to the workshop organizing committee.