february, 2018

9feb2:00 pm- 7:30 pmGermany Past and Present: A Conference in Honor of Volker Berghahn


Event Details

Germany Past and Present: A Conference in Honor of Volker Berghahn


1:45–2:00 p.m.  REGISTRATION

2:00 p.m.  WELCOME


 Paul Kennedy, Dilworth Professor of History, Yale University
“Der Primat der Innenpolitik: Volker Berghahn, Admiral Tirpitz, and the ‘Turn’ in the Historiography of Wilhelmine Germany”

3:15 p.m.   PANEL 1

Chair: Derek Bleyberg, Deputy Director Emeritus, International School, Berlin
Dagmar Herzog, Distinguished Professor of History, CUNY Graduate Center
“Bodies and Souls: Love and Death (and Religion), 1848–2018”

Margaret Crosby-ArnoldAdjunct Associate Research Scholar, History Department, Columbia University
“A Model for the Present:  Complex Diversity in the German Past, German Migration and the Rise of Pragmatic Abolitionism in the Atlantic World”

Jonathan Wiesen, Professor of History and Department Chair, Southern Illinois University
“Memory, Consumption, and the Transnational Turn: Research Trends in German History since the 1990s”

4:45–5:00 p.m.   BREAK

5:00 p.m.  PANEL 2

Chair: Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, New York University
Mark Roseman, Pat Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor in History, University of Indiana
“Diagonal Reading: From Recasting the Ruhr to Rescued Lives

Jennifer Foray, Associate Professor of History, Purdue University
“Occupational Aftershocks: The Legacies of War, Imperialism, and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century”

Jeremy Eichler, Head of Classical Review Department, Boston Globe, and Visiting Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
“Hearing Echoes: Reception History, the Musical Memorial and the Case of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto”


Volker BerghahnSeth Low Professor of History Emeritus, Columbia University

6:30–7:30 p.m.  RECEPTION 


(Friday) 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST


Faculty House, Columbia University

64 Morningside Drive