'Place in the Sun' or 'Triumph of the Dark'?
Event date: Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at 4.15 PM
At a time when Germany is often seen as being at the centre of European politics, a solid understanding of the long-term history of its politics and identity is crucial. This lecture will focus on some of the new approaches to Germany history recently adopted by historians both in and outside of Germany.
It will cover new insights into the history of Germany's role in the world and explore the ways in which modernity was explored in German culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
It will also examine how old staples of German history, including the First World War, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich have been re-interpreted in recent years, following the passing of the ‘eye-witness generation’.
Dr Tom Neuhaus, Programme Leader for BA (Hons) History, will explore some of the key influences on Germany in the early years with a close inspection of an Imperial Germany and its transition to Republic and totalitarian state. He will then introduce some of the new insights and approaches that historians have been using to understand and unpick German history and provide a focus for how we can begin to understand a country that changed the world in the 20th century.
Following on from Dr Neuhaus, Paula Kitching of Rayburn Tours will begin to address how the information presented can begin to be used in the classroom, and how it can be used to assist students to focus on the issues and themes that are now required of them at GCSE and A Level.
There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
When and where
- Wednesday 16 March 2016
- 4.15pm - 6pm
- University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
- Refreshments will be available