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Scots - Selective Breeding and Genetic Diversity

I’ve spent a week in Germany since my last post. I’ve learned how little I know of German history before the 19th Century. I now suspect that the German love of order, obedience to authority and negotiated settlements in a European state comes from a cultural fear of old enemies in every shadow, ready to slit their throats. 581 more words


Shattered Past

Jarausch, Konrad J. and Michael Geyer.  Shattered Past: Reconstructing German Histories.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.

In this book, Jarausch and Geyer have attempted to set the new direction for writing twentieth century German history.  568 more words


New Study on Weimar Dance

Kate Elswit’s new study Watching Weimar Dance puts the focus on the audience, bringing insights from Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies to Weimar Studies and offering a new view on Weimar culture with a focus on spectatorship: ‘ 185 more words

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CfP: Weimar Photography in Context

Weimar Photography in Context: Sequentiality, Seriality, Narrativity  

Wadham College, University of Oxford

25-26 March 2015

Deadline for applications: 30 October 2014

Organisers: Prof. Dr Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford), PD Dr Silke Horstkotte (Leipzig) 679 more words

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#WarriorWednesday: The Story of Bf 109 pilot Franz Stigler and B-17 pilot Charlie Brown

The forgotten story of the German pilot who saved the Allied B-17 crew: The amazing story of enemies who became brothers 47 years later. Charlie Brown & Franz Stigler. 1,381 more words

The Editor With The Degree In Modern German History

I’m Frank Andorka, and I’m the proprietor of this here blog. The name of the blog is accurate — I’m old, I’m grumpy and I’ve been a writer and editor for 32 years. 479 more words

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