The 2007-08 Seminar Series

September 16, 2007
Jonathan Hess (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
presented an overview of his book-length manuscript on German-Jewish popular literature in the nineteenth century, "Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity"

October 21, 2007
Matthias Middell (DAAD Professor of History, Duke University / Universität Leipzig):
"The Discussion about Transnational History in Germany"

November 18, 2007
Thomas Robisheaux (Associate Professor of History, Duke University):
"Living with Witches." The German lands were the heartland of witchcraft and the witch hunt in Europe. Robisheaux discussed witchcraft and the witch hunt and his forthcoming book about one of Germany's last witches.

January 20, 2008
Scott Windham (Elon University)
presented a portion of his forthcoming article on Stanley Kramer's 1961 film "Judgment at Nuremberg".

February 17, 2008
Helga Braunbeck (North Carolina State University)
presented a portion of her book-length manuscript on contemporary German writer and Czech national Libuse Moníková.