Thursday, October 20, 2016

On October 27 & 29, 2016, International Programs and the German Historical Institute will host two keynote addresses from Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Maiken Umbach, professor and chair of history from the University of Nottingham. These keynote lectures are a part of the German Iowa & the Global Midwest "Doing Global History Locally"conference bringing together authorities in German history from Midwestern colleges and universities to engage the question of how to do global history locally.

All keynote addresses are free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 27, 5:00 p.m., Old Capitol Senate Chamber
“The Nazis and ‘public history’, in Germany and beyond”

Saturday, October 29, 5:00 p.m., Old Capitol Senate Chamber 
“Looking like a German: Visual Culture and Embodied Identities from the Enlightenment to National Socialism”

Maiken Umbach holds the Chair of Modern History at the University of Nottingham, UK, where she also serves as Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Research in the Arts. She has published widely on the sense of place, regionalism and territoriality in German and comparative European history, and is particularly interested in the use of visual and material culture as historical evidence. Books include “Heimat, Region and Empire: Spatial Identities in National Socialist Germany” (with C Szejnmann); “German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1924” (2009); “Vernacular Modernism: Heimat, Globalization and the Built Environment” (with B Huppauf, 2005); “German Federalism: Past, Present, Future” (2002); “Federalism and Enlightenment, 1740-1806” (2000). She was senior editor of the journal “German History” from 2006-2012, and she is currently working on a large research project on amateur photography in the Third Reich, and a short book on the concept of authenticity.

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