Upcoming Events

GERMAN TABLE FALL 2014
Mondays 1:00-2:00PM  -  Foss, Private Dining Rm.  – Questions? Email: akoch
FALL FILM SERIES: Film as Text
23 September – Rotkäppchen  /  20 October – Sonnenallee  / 24 November – Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (check Calendar for more details)

 

October – November 2014

Oct
30
Thu
Guest Lecture: Yuliya Komska “The Iron Curtain that Didn’t Fall” @ Lovejoy 215
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Twenty-five years ago, the Iron Curtain fell—in Berlin and elsewhere. Or so goes the familiar story. But what if this syuliya2tory is incomplete? What if large parts of the border escaped the dismantling and never crumbled? What are they, why have we failed to notice them, and why should we pay more attention? Come and find out what a new understanding of the Iron Curtain has to do with the way we talk about borders today.

Yuliya Komska (Colby ’00), Assistant Professor of German Studies at Dartmouth College, presents a lecture that draws on her forthcoming book, The Icon Curtain: The Cold War’s Quiet Border (University of Chicago Press 2015).  Information on the forthcoming book.

Nov
3
Mon
German Table @ Foss, Private Dining
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nov
7
Fri
Career Panel: Globalizing Pathways @ Pugh Center
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Career Panel: Across the Languages with Colby Alumni

Learn How to Leverage Your Language Skills on Your Career Path

Panelists:
Aileen Evans ’12 (French): Graduate Student, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Kenny Flynn ’09 (Japanese): Postdoctoral Scholar, University of New Hampshire
Andrew Lohsen ’06 (Russian): Graduate Student, Columbia U School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
Carter Stevens ’13 (German): Law School Student at American U, Washington, D.C. Yvonne Siu Turner ’03 (Italian): Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs, Points of Light

Nov
10
Mon
German Table @ Foss, Private Dining
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nov
11
Tue
Roundtable: What Wall? 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall @ Diamond 122
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Screenshot/ Flash/ MauerbauA roundtable discussion with Lydia Moland (Philosophy), Raffael Scheck (History and Jewish Studies), Cyrus Shahan (German), Andreas Waldkirch (Economics), Jennifer Yoder (Global Studies and Government), and Chiara Walczyk (German Language Assistant). Moderated by Arne Koch (German).

There will be a reception immediately following the panel.

Co-sponsored with Colby’s Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.