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April 2020

Federico Fellini Centennial Film Screening, “The White Sheik”

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by UW Cinematheque In his first feature as solo director, Fellini tells the story of young newlywed Wanda (Bovo), who, on her Honeymoon in Rome, slips away from her husband to meet her idol,…

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Carrie Hertz, “Traditional Dress in Contemporary Scandinavia”

April 16

This event is co-sponsored by the European Studies, The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic and the Nordic Studies Graduate Student Colloquium. Purposeful dressing remains one of the most powerful creative mediums for self-definition. By…

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Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture: David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706
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The Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture is an annual event designed to promote greater understanding of human rights and democracy, and enrich international studies at UW–Madison. The lecture brings to campus a person…

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Consuming Early Modernity, Graduate Early Modern Student Society Fourth Annual Symposium

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Clare Crowston (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) The early modern world was an engine of consumption. The printing press nourished expanded reading publics. Transatlantic trade fueled burgeoning capitalist markets. Royal patronage underwrote new…

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Andreas Gailus, “Kleist and the Logic of Hybridity”

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event is sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies (CGES).  This talk explores the writings of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) against the background of Idealist conceptions of life around 1800. Gailus argues…

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Sandra Rebok, Humboldt Scholar

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, 816 State St.
Madison, WI 53706

Sandra Rebok, Humboldt Scholar Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies Sandra Rebok will give a lecture on Alexander von Humboldt and North America. More…

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31st Annual German Day at UW-Madison

April 21
Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53706 United States

German Day at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now in its 31st year. Typically anywhere from 500 to 700 students taking German at middle schools and high schools from across the state give their best…

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Carolina de Miguel Moyer, Comparative Politics Colloquium

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Ogg Room 422 North Hall, 1050 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Carolina de Miguel Moyer, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto Co-sponsored by the Erasmus + Jean Monnet Projects and the Comparative Politics Colloquium of the Department of Political Science Carolina de Miguel Moyer…

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May 2020

Federico Fellini Centennial Film Screening, “Nights of Cabiria”

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by UW Cinematheque The incomparable Masina (aka Mrs.Fellini) is Cabiria, a somehow innocent prostitute who walks the sordid back streets of Rome in a series of funny and moving episodes. The expressive Masina becomes…

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Teacher Workshop: “The United States and World Fascism: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond”

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
206 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706

Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the Jean Monnet Center for Comparative Populism, and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program. What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does…

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