Monthly Archives: September 2013
Circulating Memory events with Aleida Assmann (University of Konstanz, Germany) — Film Screening and Lecture Film Screening — US Premiere!: 10/28, 5-7pm, Dwinelle B-4 Anfang aus dem Ende: Die Flakhelfergeneration (Beginning out of an Ending) 2013, documentary, 85 min, directed by Aleida Assmann, in German … Continue reading
Although most Syrian refugees have applied for refuge in neighboring countries, five European Union countries have also seen an increase. These countries are Germany, the UK, Sweden, Austria and Belgium. Compared to the refugee numbers in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, … Continue reading
Recently, the German dictionary Duden, equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary in the UK, added 5,000 new words to its 26th edition including many English words or words of English origin, such as “flashmob”. The German Language Society resisted such changes … Continue reading
The opening of a new brothel in Saarbrücken is raising questions about increasing prostitution and sex worker migration in this Southwestern city.
Call for Papers on “Cinema and Migration” for the NeMLA 2014 conference (April 3-6, Harrisburg , PA)
Following Sunday’s elections, 5% of Parliament members in the new German Bundestag have a migration background.
Der Rapper Bushidos neue Memoiren sind jetzt im Buchladen erschienen. Hier eine Rezension in der Zeit.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Early partial results in German Bundestag elections show the Christian Democratic party (CDU) winning with 42 percent of the vote. The Social Democrats (SPD) are in second place with 25.5 percent of the vote. The Left Party and the Green … Continue reading
In the curent issue of der Spiegel (Sept. 16, 2013), 15 people of foreign descent are interviewed about their daily experiences with racism in Germany. The full text of the article is available in English. A partial preview with photographs is … Continue reading
Recognition of Diversity and Minorities in Post-Multicultural Europe: What Rights for Which Community(ies?) Thursday, September 19, 12:00 pm, 201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Dorota Anna Gozdecka