Past Events - 2008

Fall 2008 Events

Ways of Seeing History : Thoughts on filming catastrophe and redemption in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Date: Tuesday, December 2
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: University Capitol Center 2520D
Presenter: Marline Otte, Department of History, Tulane University

Marline Otte’s book Jewish Identities in German Popular Entertainment, 1890-1933 was published by Cambridge University Press in 2006. She has recently completed a documentary film project entitled The New Orleans Tea Party that chronicles the rebuilding of civil society in post-Katrina New Orleans (December 2006-October 2008).

An event co-sponsored by the Department of German

The New Orleans Tea Party 

Understanding America through the lens of post-Katrina New Orleans 
 

A 75-minute documentary with a presentation by the author

Date: Monday, December 1
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: University Capitol Center 2520D
Presenter: Marline Otte, Department of History, Tulane University

About the rebuilding of civil society in post-Katrina New Orleans, the film was produced, directed, and edited by Marline Otte,and Lazlo Fulop between December 2006 and October 2008. Check her website at http://www.theneworleansteaparty.org

An event co-sponsored by the Department of German 

The Present is a Foreign Country: Sites of Settler Memory in Southern France

Date: Friday, November 7
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: 40 Schaeffer Hall
Presenter: Andrea Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Lafayette College

Abstract
 
Places and physical objects can play pivotal roles in the collective memories of social groups.  People transform the space they inhabit and are shaped by it, a process Maurice Halbwachs referred to as implacement. The significance of implacement for social remembering is perhaps most obvious when a group is permanently severed from its objects and places of memory.  In this presentation, I consider the effects of such a displacement on former French settlers of Algeria, pieds-noirs, who migrated en masse to France at the end of the French-Algerian War in 1962.  Removed from cherished objects and locales, pieds-noirs have responded with a wide array of vernacular forms of remembering.  I outline several of these forms here, arguing that they reflect attempts to manage the rupture from Algeria and to make a place for themselves in their new home.  

Women and Youth in the Croix de Feu/Parti Social Français: 1927-1939

Date: Friday, October 17
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Executive Board Room, UCC 2390
Presenter: Caroline Campbell, Department of History, University of Iowa

Caroline Campbell is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department. Her research focuses on French history, the history of women and gender, and the history of nationalism and fascism. She is currently writing her dissertation entitled, “Women and Men in French Authoritarianism: Gender in the Croix de Feu/Parti Social Français, 1927-1947.

Spring 2008 Events

Queering Ethnicity:  Race and Minority Activism in Contemporary Europe

Date: March 5
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: E105 AJB
Presenter: Fatima El-Tayeb
Co-sponsors: European Studies Group and German
Contact person: Lisa Heineman.

Fatima El-Tayeb is Assistant Professor for African American Culture and Film in the Department of Literature at UC San Diego. Originally from Germany, she was active in black, migrant, queer, and feminist organizing there and in the Netherlands. She is co-author of the movie Everything will be fine, and co-founder of the Black European Studies Project. Her first book, published in German in 2001, explored the relationship between race and national identity in early 20th century Germany. Her current one focuses on the racialization of migrants and minorities in contemporary Europe and the queering of ethnicity as a minoritarian counterstrategy. She has published numerous articles on race, sexuality, and resistance in Europe. Currently, she is a Mellon Fellow in Transnational Studies at UCLA.

Romancing the Silence of Immigration - 1960-1980

Date: March 7
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: UCC 1124
Presenter: Michel Laronde (French and Italian)
Sponsor: European Studies Group

Changing Party Policy: An analysis of mainstream party reactions to extreme party issues in Europe

Date: March 14
Time: 12:30 -2:00 pm
Location: UCC 1124
Presenter: Zachary Greene (Political Science, Graduate student)
Sponsor: European Studies Group

Film screening series of work of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. Film schedule TBA.

Date: April 4-6; April 11-12
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Contact: Claudia Pummer (Film)
Sponsor: European Studies Group

Memory and Identity in Neolithic Iberia

Date: April 11
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: UCC 1124
Presenter: Katina Lillios (Anthropology, Iowa)
Sponsor: European Studies Group

The Forging of the Bubikopf Nation: Feminist Political Economy of Zenski list in Interwar Yugoslavia 1925-1944

Date: April 18
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: UCC 1124
Presenter: Marina Vujnovic (Journalism and Mass Communication, Gradate student)
Sponsor: European Studies Group

Consuming Amsterdam: Migrants' and Tourists' Contributions to International Tourism in the Netherlands

Date: April 25
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: UCC 1124
Presenter: Gudrun Willett (PhD Anthropology, Iowa)
Sponsor: European Studies Group

Nationalism and Social Science Theory: Irish Linguistics and American Anthropology in the Free State

Date: April 29
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: UCC 1124
Presenter: Brigittine French (Grinnell, Anthropology)
Sponsor: European Studies Group

Coalition Agreements and the Costs of Multiparty Politics

Date: May 1
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall
Presenter: Kaare Strøm (Political Science, University of California, San Diego)
Co-sponsors: European Studies Group and Political Science
Contact persons: Jae-Jae Spoon and Christian Jensen.