German History in the North Conference

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The GHS is proud to welcome attendees to the conference ‘German History in the North’

Manchester Metropolitan University
Grosvenor East Building, 3.01

Friday 10 May 2024

Organisers: Craig Griffiths and Mercedes Peñalba-Sotorrío.
Supported by the Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy; and by the Histories and Cultures of Conflict (HACC) and Histories of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Identity (RGSI) research groups.

Registration: free, via eventbrite.


10.30 – 11.00 Tea and Coffee

11.00 – 12.30 Panel One: Masculinity, Sex, and the Archive
Paola Medina-Gonzalez (University of Warwick)
Cruel Insults to Memory: Nazi Martial Cross-dressing and Protean Masculine Performance
Leonie Bausch (University of Nottingham)
Dating across the Divide: Casual Sex and Intimate Socialising in French-Occupied Germany after the Second World War
Annalisa Martin (University of Greifswald)
Becoming Marc-of-Frankfurt: Male Sex Work and the Archive

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 3.00 Panel Two: Transnational Perceptions and Entanglements
Kieran Kerr (Liverpool John Moores University)
Fin-de-Siecle British Perceptions of Austria-Hungary
Charlotte Faucher (University of Bristol)
German Cultural Diplomacy and European Competition, 1870-1940
Rory Hanna (University of Sheffield)
The ‘Sit-Down Strike’ in West German Student Demonstrations, 1957-1963: Tracing the Transmission of a Protest Method

3.00 – 3.30 Tea and Coffee

3.30 – 5.00 Panel Three: Border-crossing Imaginaries and Contested Citizenship
Chris Law (Newcastle University)
Peering over the Berlin Wall: East German Border Guards and Western Cultural Consumption during the Cold War
Nikolaos Papadogiannis (University of Stirling)
A Yardstick for ‘Integration’? Female Migrants and Postmigrants, Intimacy, and Transcultural Relations in West Germany in the 1980s
Anna McEwan (University of Glasgow)
Socialist Sisterhoods, Subjectivities and Citizenship: Lessons from the Democratic Women’s League of Germany (1971-2000)

5.00 – 5.30 Tea and Coffee

5.30 – 7.00 Keynote lecture and book launch
Christina von Hodenberg (Director, German Historical Institute)
The Other ‘68: A Social History of West Germany’s Revolt

7.00 – 8.30 Conference Dinner