Conference Reports

 

Beginning in fall 2002, H-German has published reports from sessions at an increasing number of conferences.  This undertaking rests at the heart of H-German's commitment to seek opportunities to promote a nexus between "virtual" and "real-world" intellectual spaces.  The opportunity to offer this new and innovative work an audience beyond a hotel conference room represents one of the real strengths of this particular medium, and we are hopeful that this project will serve not only to inform but also to stimulate discussion that spills back and forth between H-German and the other spaces in which its members move.

This page collects these reports in a single location to make them more readily available to H-German members.  Please note: reports are listed in the order in which they were posted to the list.

H-German Editors

Comments or corrections, please e-mail paul.steege@villanova.edu.

 

GSA CGCEH (AHA)
2004
2005
2006
FNI
2005
SCSC
2003
2004

2006
2002
2003

2004
2005
2006
2007
Independent Conferences (various dates)

 

The German Studies Association (GSA)

2002 GSA Conference, San Diego, CA
  Session 10:
Foundations of the Bundesrepublik: new perspectives
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  Session 29:
Creating the Eternal Nation: Popular Science and Historical Knowledge in Imperial Germany
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  Session 65:
Competing Voices of Patriotism in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany
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  Session 23:
The Anti-Fascist Fight: Constructing the Fascists as Enemy from Weimar to Post-War Germany
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  Session 58:
Modernity Begins at Home: Domesticity, Consumerism and Technology
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Session 118:
Communicating Gender in the Two Postwar Germanies

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  Session 59:
Holocaust und Finanzverwaltung: Neue Forschungen
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  Session 75:
The Fight for the Files: Captured German Records after World War II
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Session 59a:
Liberalism, Bismarck, and Gender

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Session 91:
The Periphery as Center: Region, Nation, and Cultural History in Modern Germany

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  Session 14:
Nazi Entertainment Cinema I: Machineries of Spectacle
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  Session 19:
Nazi Entertainment Cinema II: (Dis)continuities
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  Session 105:
Theology as Ideology in Nazi and Postwar Germany
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2003 GSA Conference, New Orleans, LA

  Session 135:
German Intellectuals between Renewal and Restoration, 1945-1970
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  Session 27:
Capitalism, Commercialism and Marketing around 1900
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  Sessions 3 and 22 :
Revisiting Alltagsgeschichte: Praxis in Everyday Life and the Discipline of History
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  Session 119:
The Quest for a Credible Antisemitism: Judenforschung in the Third Reich
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  Session 62:
Masculinities in Margins: Gender and Masculinity in Central Europe between 1800 and 1914
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  Session 157:
Die Praesidialgewalt in der Weimarer Republik
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  Session 68:
Imagining the German East, 1871-1921
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  Session 162:
Savior, Victim, Sexual Revolutionary: The Threat and Power of the Independent Woman in Reconstruction Germany
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  Session 18:
Music and the Public Sphere in Nineteenth-Century Germany
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  Sessions 107 and 125 :
Two sessions on Medieval German Literature
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2004 GSA Conference, Washington, D.C.

     
As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting the interaction between "virtual" and "real-world" spaces, H-German this year promoted a roundtable discussion at the GSA by posting preliminary comments to the list.  Our hope was that this effort would encourage broader engagement with the roundtable content and expand the opportunity for scholars to actively contribute to the intellectual work taking place in the conference room in Washington, D.C.  In addition to a link to the subsequent conference report, we thus are posting the preliminary comments as well.  The remaining conference panel reports follow immediately below.
 
  ANN: H-German discussion of upcoming GSA roundtable (15 September 2004) view
  Roundtable Description (15 September 2004) view
  Drew Bergerson GSA roundtable: Making it real (introduction) view
  Harold Marcuse GSA roundtable: Making it real (introduction) view
  Dirk Schumann GSA roundtable: Making it real (introduction) view
  Paul Steege GSA roundtable: Making it real (introduction) view
     
  Kathleen Hulser Re: GSA roundtable: Making it real (introduction) view
 
  Session 89:
Roundtable: Making It Real: Intellectual Exchange, Virtual Space, and the Public Sphere
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  Session 1:
Jewish-Christian German “Mischlinge” from 1933 to the Present
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  Session 5:
Varieties of Republican Practice
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  Session 14:
“‘Raum' und ‘Bevölkerung' in den deutschen Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, ca. 1900-1960”
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  Session 15:
Citizen Activism and The Quest for the Sustainable City: Berlin, 1900 to the Present
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  Session 25:
Sites of War and Holocaust: Moscow, Budapest, Turkey
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  Session 29:
The Ethics of Modern Politics: Albert Schweitzer, Carl Schmitt, Hermann Broch
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  Session 30:
Rightist Politics in Weimar
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  Session 34:
Rethinking the Restoration: Political Culture and Cultural Politics after Napoleon
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  Session 39:
From Luftschutz to Luftkrieg to Trümmer : Reflections of Arial Bombardment in German Culture
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  Session 44:
The Dissolution of the Catholic Milieu, 1870-1960
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  Session 45:
Modes of Vergangenheitsbewältigung
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  Session 46:
Negotiated Identities: The Struggle to Define German and Immigrant Identities in the Twentieth Century
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  Session 50:
Mothers and Prostitutes: Women as Initiators and Subjects of Bourgeois Reform before 1914
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  Session 51:
Germans and the Wider World, 1804-1918
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  Session 69:
Colonized Politics: Resistance, Reform and Radicalism in the German Debate over Empire, 1890-1917
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  Session 89:
Roundtable: Making It Real: Intellectual Exchange, Virtual Space, and the Public Sphere
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  Session 93:
Austrian Diplomacy and Foreign Policy after 1918
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  Session 95:
Dimensionen der Verständigung: Politische, wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Beziehungen mit der Weimarer Republik
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  Session 96:
German Scholars Between Coercion and Conformity: Progressive Academics in the Third Reich
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  Session 98:
Scholarly Production in the Electronic Age
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  Session 107:
 Small Countries Under German Occupation: Denmark and Estonia in World War II
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  Session 109:
Nazi Ethics
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  Session 114:
Ethnic Cooperation and Its Discontents: The German-Slavic Fault Line in the Modern Era
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  Session 117:
The State Within Striking Distance: Law Enforcement and Popular Attitudes Toward Police and Tax Collectors
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  Session 129:
Gender in the Perception and Prosecution of War Crimes After World War II
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  Session 139:
Crime and (Dis-)Integration of Weimar Communities
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  Session 141:
The Crimes of the Wehrmacht: New Perspectives
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  Session 152:
Case Studies of the German Resistance
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  Session 155:
Visions of “Normalcy” in Weimar and the Third Reich: New Approaches to the Culture of Everyday Life in Germany
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2005 Conference, Milwaukee, WI
  Session 7:
Living Space in Modern Germany
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  Session 10:
Occupied by the French
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  Session 11:
International Solidarity and National Identity in the GDR
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  Session 71:
Perceptions of Death in Twentieth Century Germany
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  Session 116:
Three Examples of Jewish Experience in Germany, 1914-1950
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  Session 167:
Crime and Punishment
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  Session 38:
Between Collaboration and Resistance
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  Session 70:
Diplomacy and Memory in Postwar West Germany
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2006 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  Session 26:
War Stories: Popular Memories of the Napoleonic Wars
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  Session 54:
Transnational Turns in German Studies: Three Case Studies
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  Session 55:
Rethinking the Nineteenth Century: The Long Durée
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  Session 59:
Local History in Modern Germany
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  Session 61:
Perpetrators, Displaced Persons, and the Politics of Occupation
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  Session 75:
Politics Lived and Staged
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  Session 89:
Rethinking the Nineteenth Century:
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  Session 95:
Being Catholic and German Under National Socialism
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  Session 96:
Black Market Politics and Culture in Postwar Germany
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  Session 99:
Sexualized Bodies from Weimar to the Federal Republic
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  Session 105:
The Landscape of Intimacy
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  Session 118:
Political Agency and National Identity in an Authoritarian Regime
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  Session 120:
Germany, Europe, the World
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  Session 145:
Power and Everyday Life in the GDR
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  Session 149:
Everyday Empire in the Kaiserreich
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  Session 151:
Negotiating Piety: Everyday Belief in a Confessional Age
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  Session 179:
Culture of War IV: Fire and Ice: The Culture Climate in the Thirty  Years' War
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  Session 199:
Varieties of Environmental Activisms in 20th Century Germany
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  Session 205:
Scholarship, Culture, Influence, and Violence in the Nazi Era
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2007 Conference, San Diega, CA
     
 

Session 30:

Contesting the Commons: Germans Negotiating Nature at Home and Abroad, 1870-2000

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Session 31:

German-American historiography since the 1930s: Some New Views

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Session 48:

Germans in Europe and Beyond 2: Origins of German Colonialism Reconsidered

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Session 60:

Trauma, Psychiatry, and the Great War, 1914-1918

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  Session 79:
Germany-Poland, Border Studies 1
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  Session 87:
Central Europe and the U.S. in the Cold War Era
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  Session 90:
Cultural Politics and Everyday Life in Wartime
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Session 91:

Democratizing Beauty in Early Twentieth Century Germany

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Session 102:

Modernism/Modernity: Representing Children and the Family in Nineteenth Century Germany

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Session 111:

Holy Roman Empire Reconsidered 4: Forms of Symbolic Communication

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Session 132:

Modernism/Modernity 3: Modern Visual Culture

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  Session 133:
Publics Beyond Borders 1: The Regional, National and Transnational Dimensions of Communication in Nineteenth-Century Germany
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Session 134:

Music Criticism 1900-1934: Modernism, Politics, and the Press

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Session 150: 

Modernism/Modernity 4: German Central Europe after 1806

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Session 169:

Radio for a Post-War Society

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Session 183:

National and Transnational Construction of German Identity

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Session 191:

Pre-Thinking the Volksgemeinschaft: Visions of the National Community in Germany, 1914-1945

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Session 192:

 Problems of Occupation: The Allies in Europe after World War II

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Session 208.

Weimar Paradoxes: Gender, Jews, and the New Visuality

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Session 216:

 Many Faces of the Two Germanys

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Session 218:
Women in Motion

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Session 224:

Business Across Borders: Transnationalism, Globalization, and Hanseatic Community Building in the Nineteenth Century (Germans in Europe and Beyond 7)

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Section 225.

Modernism/Modernity 8: Religion, Politics and Economics in  Imperial Germany and Austria

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Session 244:

Recent Studies of the Economic History of the Third Reich

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The Conference Group for Central European History (CGCEH)
Sponsored sessions at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting

2004 Conference, Washington, D.C.
  Session 10:
From Enemy to Ally: Reconciliation Made Real in Postwar Germany

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  Session 3:
Radicalizing the Nation: The Impact of the First World War on German Nationalism and Political Culture
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  Session 6:
Violence and Peace: Postwar Reconstructions in Twentieth-Century Germany
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  Session 169:
Survival in an Age of Rubble: Black Market Activities in the Postwar Germanys
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  Session 72:
Babel before Bhabba: Language and German Colonial Studies since 1800
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2005 Conference, Seattle, WA
  Session 137:
Community, Plurality, and Exclusion: Negotiating Religious Differences in Germany, 1890-1933

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  Session 7:
Policing and Crime in Germany, 1885-1955: Perceptions, Definitions, Patterns
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  Session 84:
Bodies Politic: "Koerperbildung," Politics, and Nation in Modern Germany
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  Session 19:
Going to the Source: New Understandings of East German History
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  Session 80:
Medicine, Law, and Rhetorical Strategy in Seventeenth-Century Germany: The Healer Margarete Ammann
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2006 Conference, Philadephia, PA
  Session 58:
Sex Scandals at the Fin de Siècle: Nation, Class, and Gender in the Late Habsburg Monarchy

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  Session :29
Imaginary Worlds: (Trans)National Identities in West Germany in and after 1968
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  Session 185:
Socialist Visions of the Public Sphere in Late Nineteenth-Century Central Europe
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  CGCEH Session 4:
Education and Empire in Imperial Germany
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  Session 100:
Sites of Indifference to Nation in Habsburg Central Europe
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FNI: Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär (FNI)

2005 Triennial Conference, Duke University
     
 

Session I:

Disciplining in Reformation Germany: Pastors, Punishments and Citizenship

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Session II:

Printing, Preaching and Pedagogy in the Consolidation of Lutheran Orthodoxy

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Session III:

"In Times of Repeated Crisis": Authority and Social Practice in Response to Military and Natural Disruption

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  Session V:

Acting, Negotiating, Concealing: Confessional Diversities in Seventeenth-Century Cologne, Wesel, and Baden (Switzerland)

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Session VIII:

Marking Religion and Identity

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Session XI:

"New Directions in Early Modern German Interdisciplinary Studies"

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Session XII: 

Northern Innovations within Classical Traditions: Sixteenth-Century Arts and Letters

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Session XIII: 

Performing the Swiss Confederation

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Session XV:

Enlightened Responses to the Diversity of Mankind, 1760-1830

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Session XVI:

Old Knowledge, New Knowledge, Classification of Knowledge: Rethinking Paradigms in the later Sixteenth Century

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Session XVII:

Representing the Dynasty: Monarchical Identity and Representation and early modern Germany

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Session XVIII:

Thinking and Avoiding 'Orthodoxy' in Early Modern Confessional Cultures. Strategies of Modification, Adaptation and Functionalization

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The Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC)

2003 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  Session 132:
Specifics of Early Modern Culture: Ongoing Research at the Herzog August Bibliothek
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  Session 70:
German Institutions in the Early Modern Period: Change and Continuity
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  Session 96:
Rhetoric and Latinity in Sixteenth-Century Germany
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  Session 61:
Sexuality and the Construction of Power: Three Case Studies
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  Session 16:
Identity and Conflict on the Frontiers of the New World and the Old
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  Session 15:
Society & Religion in Bohemia: New Directions of Research
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Session 112:
The "Common Man" Wrests Control

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  Session 25:
Rising, Declining or Standing Still? The Upper German Peasantry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
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  Session 23:
Social Control in Sixteenth-Century Germany
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  Session 26:
History, Memory, and Metaphor after 1555: Early Modern Cultural and Religious Perspectives on Luther and the Reformation in and out of Germany
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  Session 4:
Urban Calvinism
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  Session 45:
Sex, Gender, and Magic
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  Session 108:
Conflicting Jurisdictions in Early Modern Germany
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  Session 98:
Individual and Community in Reformation Europe: Papers in Honor of James D. Tracy
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  Session 111:
Reformed Education in Early Modern Europe: A Research Project of the Johannes a Lasco Library
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2004 Conference, Toronto
  Session 128:
Spiritualism and Anabaptism in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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  Session 93:
Strategies of Representation: Germany and New Worlds in the Sixteenth Century
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  Session 58:
Reformation from Above or Below? Church Order and Organization
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  Session 92:
New Approaches to Polemics
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2006 Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah
     
 

Session 16: 

Mediating the Reformation in Germany:  Censorship and Rhetoric

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Session 32:

The Construction of Female Identity and Rulership: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) and Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1510-1558).

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Session 42:

Reformers and the Peasants’ War

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Session 54:

Negotiating Confession and Community in the Holy Roman Empire

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Session 59:

Session: Sebastian Franck and the Spiritualist Tradition

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Session 78:

Schola Tigurina: Models of Christian Virtue

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Session 87:

Communication and Collaboration in the South German Reformation

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Independent Conferences
  Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968
University of New Orleans CenterAustria (April 2008)
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  Germany's 1968: A Cultural Revolution?
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (April 2008)
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