Has the Past Gone Away? The Future of Memory in Germany

The BMW Center for German and European Studies, with the support of the DAAD, invites you to:
Has the Past Gone Away?
The Future of Memory in Germany

9:30-11:30am — Panel 1: Holocaust and World War II Era Memories

“The Specter of Collective Guilt” — Dr. Jeffrey Olick, University of Virginia
“Just One Memory Among Others? The Relevance of the Holocaust in Contemporary Germany” — Dr. Bill Niven, Nottingham Trent University
“Heimwehtourismus—a Site of Memory? Literary Return Visits to Former East Prussian Homes in Selected Literary Texts” — Meghan O’Dea, Georgetown University
Commentator: Dr. Friederike Eigler, Georgetown University

11:30am-12:45pm — Lunch
12:45-3:00pm — Panel 2: Recent Memory Dynamics

“Pluralism in Remembrance? The Interplay between New and Old Activists in German Memory Politics” — Dr. Jenny Wüstenberg, York University, Toronto
“The End of Stasiland and the Return of the Wall: the Dynamics of Remembering the GDR in Contemporary Germany” — Dr. Sara Jones, University of Birmingham
“The Politics of Memory: ‘1968’ in Germany” — Dr. Ingo Cornils, University of Leeds
"German Historical Memory of the Berlin Wall and National Identity" — Dr. Hope M. Harrison, The George Washington University
Commentator: Dr. Mario Daniels, Georgetown University

3:00-3:15pm — Coffee Break
3:15-5:15pm — Panel 3: The Politics of Historic Reconstruction

“Issues of Memory in Postwar Reconstruction and Urban Identity in both West German and East German Cities” — Dr. Jeffry Diefendorf, University of New Hampshire
“Is the Growing Number of Cases of Historical Reconstruction of Prewar Buildings in the FRG a Sign that War and Holocaust Are Being Forgotten? An Answer from Frankfurt am Main” — Dr. Marianne Rodenstein, University of Frankfurt
“The Military-Historical Museum in Dresden: A Case Study of the Transnationalization of Memory” — Dr. Anne Fuchs, University College Dublin
Commentator: Dr. Eric Langenbacher, Georgetown University

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:30am to 5:30pm

Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 241 CCAS Boardroom Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC

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