You are cordially invited to attend our upcoming conference, “Geschichte, Politik, Revolte.” The event will take place 11-12 September at Wake Forest University.
The conference is made possible by the generous support of AATG, the Department of German and Russian, and the College of Arts & Sciences at Wake Forest University.
All AATG members and prospective members are welcome to attend. The topic of this year’s conference is especially timely, given the two big anniversaries this year (60 years of the Federal Republic of Germany and 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall), as well as the upcoming national elections in Germany. Our presentations will reflect upon these events: Susanne Rinner of UNC Greensboro will be offering a hands-on session showing us how to teach about the German protests of 1968 and 1989, and Helga Welsh of WFU will be speaking about issues facing Germany since unification, and how these issues come to play in the upcoming election.
We will also be planning for the upcoming German Day in March, and, since this event will also be held on the WFU campus, we will have the opportunity to tour the German Day venues.
After attending the conference each participant will receive a certificate that may be counted towards CEU credits in the teacher’s home district.
To register for the conference, please download the registration form (pdf) and return it, along with a check made out to NCAATG, to the address below. Conference fees are $25 for Fr./Sa. or $15 for Sa. only. Full-time students and teachers in their first or second year of service may attend at half price ($12.50 or $7.50, resp.)!!!
Attn: NC-AATG registration
502 N. Mendenhall St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Mail your registration and check (made out to NCAATG!) to Christiane by September 1.
Arrival and check-in
Dinner and welcoming remarks (Howards, Worthington)
"Protest! Teaching Revolutions in the German Classroom" (Rinner)
Wine and cheese reception
Film: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (The Edukators)
Breakfast and Introduction (Howards)
"Twenty Years of Unification" (Welsh)
"Germany 1989: A New Kind of Revolution?" (Jarausch)
German Day planning and tour of German Day venues (Howards)
Kaffee und Kuchen
Business Meeting, incl. election of Secretary-Treasurer (Denham, Hawkins, Wegel, Woloszyn, Worthington)
The meeting will take place in Greene Hall. The building is numbered 47 on the campus map. All events will be held in Greene 162 (2 floors below ground level). You may park free of charge in the two larger lots located adjacent to and across the street from this lot (Lots F and H). Note: the lots are marked as “faculty/staff” parking on the map, but on weekends, they are unofficially open to visitor parking.
May 4, 2015