Of the approximately 7,000 languages spoken around the world today, more than half are likely to no longer be spoken actively by the turn of the next century. In almost every case, these languages are spoken by groups of people,...Read More
In the second half of the nineteenth century, immigrants from German-speaking Europe came to America in large numbers, including from the Prussian/ German province of Pomerania. Many Pomeranians settled in the Midwestern...Read More
For about a century, the German harmonica or mouth organ was one of the most popular musical instruments in the United States. About one billion harmonicas were imported from Germany between the 1870s and 1980s. Cheap and portable, it was the...Read More
Free and open to the public, but registration required. Call (773) 774-4804 to register before December 12.
Stars have been part of Advent and Christmas celebrations from the earliest days of Christianity, but one star has become a ubiquitous decoration in Europe and America: the multi-point Moravian star. Professor Petig’s presentation will trace the...Read More
Historical letters are a valuable source of information on the American immigrant experience. However, letters written in German and other immigrant languages are only accessible to those readers who speak the languages today. This lecture...Read More
The event is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with support of German government grant.
• Mark Louden (UW-Madison): “The Pennsylvania Dutch and German America”
• H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa...
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