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Deutschlandjahr Events: 

October 24th, 2018: "German Heritage in Indiana" 
Lecture and Tour of the Athenaeum (Das Deutsche Haus)
Speakers: Karen Roesch, Director of the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center; William Selm, Architectural Historian; Wolfgang Grams

  • This event will highlight the cultural connections between Germans and Indiana and their lasting impact. 

November 2nd, 2018: "German-Jewish Dialogue Today"
Lecture at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Indianapolis
Speaker: Lev Rothenberg, Director of the Arts & Education Program at the Jewish Community Center, Indianapolis

  • This lecture will highlight the multifaceted Jewish aspects, both historical and contemporary, of the German-American connection.  It will be part of the 20th Annual Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts, a three-week festival featuring authors, films, performing and fine artists. 

November 14th, 2018: "German-Americans Go Vegan: Lebensreform Movements in the United States Around 1900" Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion at the Indiana Historical Society
Speakers: Dr. Thorsten Carstensen (IUPUI); Dr. Marcel Schmid (Brown University); Dr. Mark Roseman (IU Bloomington)

  • This panel discussion will examine the impact of emerging “Back to Nature” lifestyles—such as vegetarianism, nudism, gymnastics, ecological agriculture, and alternative education—on Hoosier culture around 1900 and their significance in the context of alternative lifestyle movements in the U.S. This fascinating historical constellation has not received much attention.

December 6th, 2018: "German Holiday Traditions" 
Exhibit and Lecture at the 2nd Annual Carmel Christkindlmarkt

January 26th, 2019: "Teaching German in Indiana"
Networking Event at the IUPUI Campus Center
Speakers: Dr. Claudia Grossmann, Director of IUPUI German Program; Michele Stigter, President of the Indiana Chapter of AATG; Dr. Karen Roesch, Director of the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center

  • This networking opportunity is designed for college and high school teachers of German.  The event will place special focus on creating lesson plans on the following topics: civil society, social issues, migration, and globalization. 

February 20th, 2019: "Immigrant Issues in Germany and the U.S." Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion at the Immigrant Welcome Center, Indianapolis
Prospective Speakers: Terri Downs, Immigrant Welcome Center; Dr. Tijen Demirel Pegg (IUPUI), Dr. Kevin Cramer (IUPUI)

  • This panel discussion will discuss the impact of immigration on local communities in Indiana and Germany, as well as strategies regarding the integration of political refugees and other newcomers.

March 22nd, 2019: "Social Issues and the Civil Society" One-Day Workshop
Workshop in the IUPUI Campus Center
Speakers: Sven Schumacher, Honorary Consul; Marlene Walk, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI

  • This one-day workshop will include a panel discussion and visits to non-profit organizations in the Indianapolis area.

April 17th, 2019: "Closing Reception"
Reception at the Athenaeum Indianapolis
Speakers: Dr. Karen Roesch, Director of the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center; Sven Schumacher, Honorary Consul