German History Society Annual Conference 2016 and 2017
08 to 10 September 2016 at the University of Newcastle
30 August to 01 September 2017 at the University of St Andrews
GERMAN HISTORY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE
University of Newcastle, 8-10 September 2016
Gadi Algazi (Tel Aviv University): 'Nowhere Men: Gendering Knowledge in Early Modern Scholarly Households' Renate Duerr (University of Tuebingen): 'Locating Paradise in China: Joseph Stoecklein's Chronology (1729) as a commentary on his own times' Jane Caplan (St. Antony's College. Oxford): '"Geht ein Beamter zur Arbeit." Reflections on the History of Bureaucracy in Germany’
Thursday 8 September 2016 17.30 Registration
18.00 - 19.30 Keynote lecture:
Gadi Algazi (Tel Aviv University), Nowhere Men: Gendering Knowledge in Early Modern Scholarly Households Reception
Friday 9 September 2016
9.00 – 10.30 SESSION 1 Panel 1: Sacred Space and Profane Place in German History Chair: Gadi Algazi (Tel Aviv University) Stephen Mossman (University of Manchester): The Sacralization of the City in the Late Medieval Rhineland Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews): From Church to Kunstkammer: Images and the Reformation Transformation of Sacred Space Thomas Brodie (University of Oxford): Sacred and Profane Spaces in Catholic Germany, 1939-1945
Panel 2: Representations of the War Child in the Cultural Imaginary of Defeated, Divided and United Germany
Chair: Tim Kirk (Newcastle University) Ian Biddle (Newcastle University): The Child Figure in Song: German-Language Lullabies from the Holocaust and their Afterlives Beate Müller (Newcastle University): World War II in School Essays: Discourses of Youth and Imagined Communities Ute Wölfel (University of Reading): War Children in Films of Divided Germany
11.00 – 12.30 SESSION 2
Panel 3: Sharing Devotional Space Chair: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews) Martin Christ (University of Oxford): Where to draw the line? Confessional Co-Existence in Sixteenth-Century Upper Lusatia Róisín Watson (The Society for Renaissance Studies): Altar Wars: Sharing Church Space in Eighteenth-Century Württemberg Daniela Hacke (Free University Berlin): Church Space and Disputes in Dietikon: Religious Coexistence and Political Communication in Early Modern Switzerland
Panel 4: Uses of the Past. Nostalgia and Heritage in the FRG and the GDR since the 1970s
Chair: Andreas Gestrich (German Historical Institute London) Marcus Colla (University of Cambridge): Legitimacy, History and Temporality in the German Democratic Republic, 1971-1989 Tobias Becker (German Historical Institute London): The West German ‘Nostalgia Wave’ in the 1970s and 1980s Marcel Thomas (University of Bristol): Nostalgia in the Village: Space, Memory and Social Change in East and West Germany, 1970-2015
Panel 5: Austria and fascism
Chair: Tim Kirk (Newcastle University) Robert Knight (University of Loughborough): Vergangenheitsbewältigung - Bringing Austria back in? Helen Steele (Leiden University): ‘Damit es nicht verloren geht’: Public Initiatives to Document Viennese History after the Second World War Jill Lewis (University of Swansea): Käthe Leichter and Austrian Victimhood
13.30 – 15.00 SESSION 3
Panel 6: Re-interpreting Frederick the Great of Prussia Chair: Thomas Biskup (University of Hull and Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton) Andreas Pečar (Martin Luther University of Halle): How Should we read the Works of a King? Frederick the Great as a Promoter of himself Adam Storring (University of Cambridge): The Intellectual History of War: A New Approach to Alter Fritz Jürgen Luh (Research Centre Sanssouci (RECS), Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten): Some Thoughts on Frederick’s ‘Eléments de castramétrie et de tactique’ of 1770
Panel 7: The Problems of Peace: UNRRA, The Military Authorities, and Displaced Persons in Post-War Germany (1945-1949)
Chair: Felix Schulz (Newcastle University) Amanda M. Bundy (Ohio State University): Usual Tales of Horror and Frustration: Sir Frederick Morgan, UNRRA and Displaced Persons in Germany Samantha Knapton (Newcastle University): From Forced Labourers to Displaced Persons: The Experiences of Poles in the Ruhr in Post-War Germany Katherine Rossy (Queen Mary, University of London): Hiding in Plain Sight: The Search for Stolen and Hidden Children in Post-War Germany (1945-1949)
Panel 8: Ambivalent Relations: Protestant and Catholic Responses to National Socialism from the 1920s to the 1970s
Chair: Paul Betts (University of Oxford) Simon Unger (University of Oxford): Between National Socialism and Resistance: The Protestant Journal Eckart and its Readers, 1924-1960 Felix Teuchert (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): God’s Judgement? Theological Explanations of the Nexus between National Socialism and the Expulsion of Germans from the East Sebastian Gehrig (University of Oxford): What Lessons to be Drawn? Protestant and Catholic Notions of State and Society in the Aftermath of National Socialism
15.30 – 17.00 SESSION 4
Panel 9: Religion and Politics in Twentieth-Century Germany Chair: Jim Bjork (King’s College, London) Todd Weir (Queen’s University, Belfast): The Place of Hitler’s Weltanschauung in a Conceptual History of Worldview Benjamin Ziemann (University of Sheffield): ‘The Political Pastor’: Martin Niemöller and Controversies over the Role of Religion in West German Politics Thomas Brodie (University of Oxford): The Politics of German Catholicism in War and Peace, 1939-1949
Panel 10: New Perspectives on Journalism in the Federal Republic
Chair: Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary, University of London) Alexander Korb (University of Leicester): Internationalism and Conservative Journalists and Publicists, 1930-1960 Deborah Barton (Cardiff University): Post-war Positioning: Gender and the (West) German Press, 1945—1949 Paul Moore (University of Leicester): ‘Is the Moon Russian now?’ Cold War Cultures in the Pages of the Bild-Zeitung, 1952-1989
17.30 – 19.00 Keynote lecture:
Renate Dürr: (University of Tübingen): Locating Paradise in China: Joseph Stoecklein's Chronology (1729) as a commentary on his own times
Saturday 10 September 2016
9.15 – 10.45 SESSION 5 Panel 11: Rethinking the German Revolution of 1918-19 and its Legacy Chair: Elizabeth Harvey (University of Nottingham) Nadine Rossol (University of Essex): Writing about a Revolution: Emotions, Agency and Expectations of the German Revolution in 1918 Mark Jones (University College Dublin and Freie Universität zu Berlin): Founding Weimar: Rumours, Fears and Weimar Germany’s Culture of Performance Violence Christopher Dillon (King’s College, London): The Legacy of the Bavarian Revolution for National Socialism
Panel 12: Ageing and Older People in Post-War German History
Chair: Sebastian Gehrig (University of Oxford) Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary, University of London) Old and Young in ‘1968’: Generational Clashes in Bonn and Berlin Silke van Dyk (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena): Ageing in Germany: Life-course Influences in a Formerly Divided Country Craig Griffiths (UCL / Queen Mary, University of London): ‘A wrinkled sack of what-could-have-been, dreariness, disappointment and ice cream’: Older Homosexuals and Gay Politics in 1970s West Germany
11.00 – 12.30 Keynote Lecture:
Jane Caplan (St. Antony's College, Oxford): ‘Geht ein Beamter zur Arbeit’: Reflections on the History of Bureaucracy in Germany
12.30 – 13.30 AGM of the German History Society
Please note that panelists and attendees will have to bear the costs of travel and accommodation themselves.
Some bursaries will be available for postgraduate students; those presenting papers will receive preference for funding. Information on applying for postgraduate bursaries is available at http://www.germanhistorysociety.org/postgraduates/.
Speakers and panel chairs do not need to register
Non-speakers/non-chairs should register by Monday 5 September 2016 by emailing Sam Knapton on S.K.Knapton1@newcastle.ac.uk.
There is no registration fee, but current non-members of the GHS (including speakers and panel chairs) will be asked to sign up as members/renew their membership when they arrive. Membership forms will be available for this purpose
Alternatively, in order to sign up for a year's GHS membership at the cost of £25 (or £8 for postgraduates), including a year's free subscription to the journal German History, please join here, and click on 'Members - German History Society'.
Hotel accommodation for the conference can be found at: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=15238396.
Please be aware that link can only be used to book accommodation on the nights of Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September. Those wishing to stay on in Newcastle on the night of Saturday 10 September should note that the Great Northern Run is on Sunday 11 September, which may make local hotels very busy.