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June 2018

Germany in Transition: Politics and Culture

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Since the Syrian refugee crisis of 2016, Germany has played an important role in Europe’s attempts to grapple with populations fleeing international conflict. Some view Germany as one of the more welcoming places in Europe, perhaps because many Germans want to atone for historical crimes. Others worry about the rising popularity of right-wing populism and the violent attacks that have been directed at refugees. How is Germany changing? Is a resurgent German nationalism reshaping German culture and politics? This Dialogue will…

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October 2018

Beyond Gatsby and Bathtub Gin: Rethinking the “Roaring ‘20s”

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The 1920s are known as the age of flappers, speakeasys, and the new carefree lifestyles of America’s upper classes, but other cultural changes, especially the creative contributions of African-Americans, are often overshadowed.This seminar offers a more nuanced and complicated picture of the era by examining the harsh economic conditions beneath the veneer of prosperity and exploring how African-Americans helped usher in wider American art forms while also devel- oping an empowering aesthetic of their own. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Not-So-Roaring…

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