Outside the Kaiserreich: The German Diaspora in the World War I Era
This symposium is the forty-eighth Wisconsin Workshop, an annual interdisciplinary forum in German studies sponsored by the UW Department of German. It will look at the complex situations and dynamics of societies with German populations on the periphery or outside the borders of the German Empire at a time of global armed conflict. Presentations will address questions of ethnic, national, and personal identity; concepts of loyalty and duty; different political reactions to ethnic minorities in different countries; interactions among different ethnic minorities; language maintenance and language shift; the effects of the war on religious and cultural traditions; rural and urban divides; and other topics.
The symposium will be accompanied by an exhibit on "World War One in German-American Publications." Using resources from the Max Kade Institute Library and Archives, the exhibit can be viewed in the Max Kade Institute exhibit room on the fourth floor of the University Club, 432 East Campus Mall.
See the attached schedule and program.
FREE and open to the public.