WCGS invites one and all to a talk by Lynne Taylor, University of Waterloo professor of History. Dr. Taylor will discuss her latest book, In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany, 1945-1952.
Join WCGS as professor James Diamond, Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Waterloo, gives his talk The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi.
WCGS welcomes Dr. Silke Reineke of the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.
It was a close call, with most titles tied except for one. So our reading selection for the spring meeting will be...
Dörte Hansen: Altes Land / This House is Mine, trans. Anne Stokes
THE NATURE OF EXPERIMENT: INTELLIGENCE, LIFE, AND THE HUMAN
Mary Shelley’s famous invocation of human experimentation gone wrong is 200 years old, but remains as vibrant an analysis of the human implication of scientific insight as it did when it was first published; perhaps more so in an age on the verge of breakthroughs in both AI and bioengineering. This conference will approach the intersections of intelligence, life, and the human from a unique perspective, through the concept and practice of the “experiment,” both today and in the past.
Modern Hungers: Food and German Identity from the Third Reich to the Berlin Wall and Beyond
Hear Loyola University professor Alice Weinreb explain how food and hunger are used as instruments of power.
WCGS welcomes one and all to a talk by UW History professor Dr. Gary Bruce about his new book Through the Lion Gate: A History of the Berlin Zoo.
The first UW History Department's Speaker Series event of 2019 is here! Come hear Dr. Megan Koreman discuss her book "The Escape Line: how the Ordinary Heroes of Dutch-Paris Resisted the Nazi occupation of Western Europe"