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September 2021

Introduction to Kazakhstan with Dr. Eren Tasar

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore Kazakh culture and history with Dr. Eren Tasar, associate professor of history. Learn more about the region and opportunities to study abroad in Almaty, Kazakhstan through the Russian Flagship Program.   To register in advance for this event please visit the link below:   Event Date & Time: September 30th @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm *This event will be held on Zoom       Organizer: Russian Flagship Program at UNC-Chapel Hill    

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October 2021

GSLL Undergraduate Reception!

October 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

All undergraduate students are encouraged to come and chat with faculty and professors in GSLL!

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Prof. Dr. Frauke Berndt on von Günderrode’s “Don Juan”

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Frauke Berndt of the Universität Zürich, will hold an in-person lecture at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 7, entitled: “Castrating Classicism: Karoline von Günderrode’s Ballade ‘Don Juan.’” Professor Berndt’s lecture will be held in Toy Lounge located on the fourth floor of Dey Hall on the UNC campus. Following her Thursday evening lecture, Professor Berndt--together with Professor Eric Downing--will offer an optional in-person graduate workshop at Duke University on Friday afternoon, October 8, beginning at 3:30 pm entitled “How Realistic is…

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“Cleansing” Germany: Ideology, Space, and the Nazi Consolidation of Power with Dr. Teresa Walch

October 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Holocaust history has experienced its own “spatial turn” in the past decade, and important studies have examined the role space played in ethnic cleansing and genocide in central Europe during the 1940s. This project shifts the analytic focus from wartime spatial planning to everyday spaces in 1930s Germany to illuminate how the Nazi regime first formulated and began implementing policies of spatial cleansing. National Socialists believed that all of Germany had been contaminated by “Judeo-Bolshevism” in the post-World War I…

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Democracy – A German Affair? Rethinking the German Past with Dr. Hedwig Richter

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Can and should the history of democracy in Germany be written as a success story? With her newest book, Demokratie: Eine deutsche Affaire, Hedwig Richter has generated fierce debate by claiming that democracy has a longer history in Germany than the older, male-dominated scholarship has claimed with its contested notion of a German Sonderweg (special path) that deviated from the West. Written for a broader audience, the book provides a provocative new interpretation of democracy in German history and the role of the…

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April 2022

Jonathan Hess Diversity Prize

April 1, 2022

Today is the application deadline for the Jonathan Hess Diversity Prize Overview: $100 for the best undergraduate essay addressing an issue connected to diversity in the field of German and Slavic Studies!   Students may self-submit: for additional details, write to   Deadline April 1, 2022

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