MONDAY, 11 September 2006
2:30-3:00 Welcome and Introduction
Panel 1: Namibia: Coming to Terms with Genocide
Reinhart KÖßLER (Bochum): "Communal Memory Events and the Heritage of the Victims. The Persistence of the Theme of Genocide in Namibia"
Hanns LESSING (Dortmund): "Commemorating the Past – Building the Future: the Contribution of the Churches in Namibia and Germany to the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Colonial War and Genocide in Namibia"
Dominik SCHALLER (Heidelberg): "The Herero Genocide and Politics of Memory"
Panel 2: Colonialism and Metropolitan Politics
Robin KRAUSE (Clark U, Massachusetts): "Critical Responses in Germany to Colonial Adventures and Atrocities, 1900-10"
Brian VICK (Sheffield): "Empire and Imperialism at the Paulskirche: Origins, Meanings, Trajectories"
Panel 3: Remembering Colonialism in Africa:
Dennis LAUMANN (Memphis): "Narratives of a ‘Model Colony’: German Togoland in Written and Oral Histories"
Stephanie MICHELS (Cologne): "Colonial Wars in Cameroon – Shared Histories, Divided Memories"
Panel 4: Colonialism and Popular Culture
Jeffrey BOWERSOX (Toronto): "Exotic Education: Writing Empire for Young Germans, 1884-1914"
David CIARLO (MIT): "Picturing Genocide in German Consumer Culture, 1904-1910"
Volker LANGBEHN (San Francisco): "‘Greetings from Africa’ – The Visual Representation of Blackness during German Imperialism"
7:30 Wine Reception
TUESDAY, 12 September 2006
Panel 5: Travelling
Tracey DAWE (Durham): "Time, Identity and Colonialism in German Travel Writing on Africa,1850-1914"
Matthias FIEDLER (Dublin): "Our Forgotten Travellers – German Afrikareisende and the Popularisation of the German Discourse on Africa in the 19th Century"
Charles HOAG (N Carolina): "The Mission of Memory: J.L. Krapf and the German Colonial Project"
Panel 6: Colonial Mythmaking I
Constant KPAO SARE (Saarland): "Abuses of German Colonial History: the Character of Carl Peters as Weapon for Völkisch and National-Socialist Discourses: Anglophobia, Anti-Semitism, Aryanism"
Jörg LEHMANN (Berlin): "From ‘Peter Moors Fahrt nach Südwest’ to ‘Deutsch Sonne über Sand und Palmen’: Fraternity, Frenzy and Genocide in German War Literature, 1906-1937"
Sara EIGEN (Vanderbilt): "Hans Grimm and the Reception of German Colonialism"
Panel 7: Colonial Mythmaking II
Rob HEYNEN (Toronto): "Images of Lost Empire: Colonial Nostalgia in Weimar Visual Culture"
Susann LEWERENZ (Hamburg): "‘Loyal Askari’ and ‘Black Rapist’ – Two Images in the German Discourse on National Identity and their Impact on the Lives of Black People in Germany (1918-1945)"
Kristin KOPP (Missouri): "Representing German Colonial Interventions in Poland"
Panel 8: Mainstreaming Colonialism
Kenneth OROSZ (Maine): "Colonialism and the Simplification of Language: Germany’s Kolonialdeutsch Experiment"
Elisabeth SCHMIDT (Paris): "Aspects of German Identity in the African Colonies: the Role of the Local Press"
Britta SCHILLING (Oxford): "Beyond Empire: German Women in Africa, 1919-1933"
Panel 9: Colonial Warfare
Yixu LU (Sydney): "Germany’s War in China: Media Coverage and Political Myth"
Michael Pesek (Berlin): "The Shadows of the Thirty Years War in Eastern Africa. German and Allied War Crimes in the East African Campaign, 1914-18"
Nicholas MARTIN (Birmingham): "A Place in the Sun: Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Defence of Civilisation in German East Africa"
Panel 10: Engaging with the Past in the Federal Republic I
Monika ALBRECHT (Münster): "Reflections on the Idea of ‘Colonial Amnesia’ in Post-1945 West Germany"
Esther ALMSTADT (Bremen): "A Spotlight on a Dark Chapter in German History: Criticism of German Colonialism in Uwe Timm’s novel ‘Morenga’ and its Reception in the West German Public"
Ingo CORNILS (Leeds): "Denkmalsturz. The German Student Movement and German Colonialism"
5:00-7:00 Round Table: Uses and Abuses of Colonial History
Panel to include:
Martial Staub (Sheffield: Chair)
Henning Melber (Uppsala)
Michael Perraudin (Sheffield)
Ian Phimister (Sheffield)
Eve Rosenhaft (Liverpool)
Jürgen Zimmerer (Sheffield)
WEDNESDAY, 13 September 2006
Panel 11: The Transnational Dimension
Donald BLOXHAM (Edinburgh): "The German Involvement in the Armenia Genocide and Armenian Memory Politics" (tbc)
Kathryn JONES (Swansea): "Vergangenheitsbewältigung à la française: French Colonial Memories of the Algerian War"
Arndt WITTE (Maynooth): "The Discipline ‘Germanistik’ in Sub-Saharan African Universities – Extending Colonialism, Promoting Intercultural Dialogue or Facilitating Authentic African Perspectives on the Former Colonisers?"
Panel 12: Engaging with the Past in the Federal Republic II
Wolfgang STRUCK (Erfurt): "The Persistence of (Colonial) Fantasies"
Holger NEHRING (Sheffield): "Auschwitz, Hiroshima and West German Anti-Colonialism: Protest Movements and National Identity (1958-1969)"
Katrina HAGEN (Seattle): "'Unburdened by Colonialism’? Contested Histories of German Colonialism in the Era of Global Decolonisation"
12:00-13:00 Closing Discussion: Future Perspectives on German Colonialism (Chairs: Jürgen Zimmerer, Michael Perraudin)
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