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April 2013

Duke-UNC "Gender, War and Culture" Lecture Series
Annegret Fauser lectures on Music and WWII

Lecture: Music in the US during World War II

Friday, April 5, 2013 | 4 - 6 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall,  Incubator Room

Annegret Fauser is Professor of Music and Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research engages with music in France and the U.S. in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Traditionally gendered feminine in Western culture, music plays a particularly complex role in times of war, ranging from the practical to the ideological. Not only was music weaponized for use in war theaters and propaganda, but it also served as an agent in the construction of the so-called home-front. Drawing on both popular and classical music, Fauser examines the intertwined destinies of music and gender in the United States during World War II.

For more information see: or contact Karen Hagemann.
Co-conveners: Duke and UNC History Departments, UNC Department of Music ,UNC Department of Women's and Gender Studies, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities and Triangle Institute for Security Studies

"The US in World Affairs" Lecture Series
Dianne Kirby examines religion and the Cold War

Lecture: Religion and the Cold War

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 4 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Hamilton Hall, Rm 569

Prof. Dianne Kirby (University of Ulster, UK) writes on the Church of England and the early Cold War period, the religious dimensions of Anglo-American relations, the role of the Vatican in the Cold War, and religion and US foreign policy.

“The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War and Beyond” lecture series is organized by the Department of History, in co-operation with the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian & Eastern European Studies at UNC.

LAC Best Practices Teaching Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2013 | 12 - 2 pm | UNC Chapel HIll, FedEx Global Education Center, Rm 4003

This teaching workshop provides a forum for sharing ideas, practical advice, and instructional resources on LAC. Please contact Tanya Kinsella at if you would like to contribute a short paper or presentation at this workshop.

Film Screening
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst address the trans-feminine and trans-masculine experiences in film

Lecture and Screening: Intersecting Perspectives in Transgender Film, Art, and Performance

Friday, April 12, 2013 | 3 - 6 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Dey Hall

Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker are a Los Angeles-based couple whose individual and collaborative work addresses, respectively, trans-feminine and trans-masculine experience. Drucker and Ernst will present recent films and projects, including their new experimental film collaboration, She Gone Rogue, which premiered at the Hammer Museum’s First Los Angeles Biennial, Made in LA 2012. Ernst also will discuss his film, The Thing, which premiered during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to Sundance, Ernst has screened work at Oberhausen, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago MOCA, Brooklyn Academy of Music, REDCAT, LACE and Outfest. Drucker is a multimedia artist working in performance, film/video, photography and spoken language. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at locations including MOMA PS1, Deitch Projects, Leo Koenig Projekte and Invisible Exports in New York; Luis De Jesus in Los Angeles; Moscow International Biennale For Young Art; and Les Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/ Madrid. Both artists are currently gaining much attention in Europe.

The event is sponsored by Provost's Committee on LGBTQ Life, Film Studies, and Global Studies.

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar Series
Terry Roberts and Kevin Kennedy explore WWI German internment camps in NC

Seminar: German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky: World War I German Internment Camp in Hot Springs, North Carolina

Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 4 - 7 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Little is known about the existence of the German prisoner-of-war stockade in the mountain community of Hot Springs, North Carolina during World War I. The collective memory has nearly faded from view. This event illuminates the history of Hot Springs as a prisoner-of-war camp, traces the prisoner's year-long ordeal behind the stockades of North Carolina's only World War I enemy-alien prison and reflects its memory.

4 - 5 pm: Terry Roberts reads from his new novel A Short Time to Stay Here

The Director of the National Paideia Center, Roberts is a graduate of UNC-Asheville, Duke University, and UNC- Chapel Hill. The author of a number of books on education and literature, this is his first novel.

5:15 - 7:15 pm: Kevin Kennedy shows his documentary "German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky"

Kevin Kennedy is professor of German at Appalachian State University. He has presented and published on a wide variety of topics from Goethe to aspects of German Postcolonialism, and has produced six documentaries on German Diaspora.

Refreshments will be served during the break after the reading.

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Sponsored by Carolina Seminars; the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies; the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill; the Duke and UNC Centers for European Studies; the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and the Duke and UNC Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History.

Ambassadors Forum
Norwegian ambassador to lecture on "Europe and the United States"

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 5:30 - 7 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Wegger Strommen, ambassador of Norway to the U.S., will deliver remarks on Europe and the US. Following his remarks, Ambassador Strommen will participate in a roundtable discussion with UNC faculty members, Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History, and Andrew Reynolds, chair of the Curriculum in Global Studies and associate professor of political science.

Wegger Strommen became ambassador of Norway to the United States in October 2007. Previously, he served as Norway’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva since 2005.

Event Contacts:  Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor, Department of History,, 919.962.8079. Erica Edwards, executive director, Center for European Studies,, 919.962.6765. Andrew Reynolds, chair, Curriculum in Global Studies,, 919.962.5442.

Media Contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global,, 919.962.4504.

Public Lecture
Sylvain Brouard discusses the "Europeanization of law-making in Europe"

Monday, April 29, 2013 | 12 - 1:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Boardroom 3009

Sylvain Brouard is a professor of political science at the Sciences-Po Bordeaux, where he currently co-directs the French Agendas Project. He also leads the research program "The players of bicameralism in France," funded by the Aquitaine region. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political institutions and agenda studies. His publications include The French Fifth Republic at Fifty and Les Français contre l’Europe ? (The French Against Europe?)