21 Nov 17

Anna-Maria Kellen Lecture

Singing Brahms, Performing Race: Black Musicians and the German Lied in Interwar Germany and Austria 

Kira Thurman examines the role of German music in African American intellectual life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....

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30 Nov 17

Holtzbrinck Lecture

Self-Portrait of an Ex-Black Man

Writer Thomas Chatterton Williams will present his work-in-progress, Self-Portrait of an Ex-Black Man, the story of his American family’s multigenerational transformation from what is called “blac...

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04 Dec 17

The New Global Europe: A Symposium

In October 2008 the CHCI international advisory board met in Paris and launched a sustained program of consortium globalization through a dialogue with European colleagues. The December 2017 meeting i...

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06 Dec 17

American Academy Lecture

The Enigma of Angela Merkel

Journalist and author Kati Marton, a trustee of the American Academy in Berlin, discusses her book-in-progress on Chancellor Angela Merkel....

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07 Dec 17

Axel Springer Lecture

The Last Projects of the Soviet Avant-garde, 1928-1937

Aglaya Glebova examines five iconic yet little studied projects realized by Soviet avant-garde artists in the decade following Stalin’s rise to power....

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Head-to-Head: A Meeting of Inspired Minds

Fear, Anxiety, and Immigration in the Contemporary United States

As the US has been dramatically transformed by the massive immigration of the past half century, widespread fears and anxieties have emerged—that immigrants will have trouble fitting in, will challe...

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