IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center
Deutschlandjahr USA Events 2018-2019

October 24th, 2018: "German Heritage in Indiana" 
Lecture and Tour of the Athenaeum (Das Deutsche Haus)
Speakers: Dr. Wolfgang Grams, Oldenburg University
  • This event will highlight the cultural connections between Germans and Indiana and their lasting impact. 

November 5th, 2018: "A Stronger Mind for a Healthier Body: German Lebensreform, Midwestern Vegetarians, and the Politics of Resistance" Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion at the Indiana Historical Society
Speakers: Dr. Thorsten Carstensen (IUPUI); Dr. Marcel Schmid (University of Virginia); 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" 
St. Nikolaus, A Children's Celebration at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt 
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring 2019: "Teaching German in Indiana" (Exact Date TBA)
Networking Event at the IUPUI Campus 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 2019: "Immigrant Issues in Germany and the U.S." Panel Discussion (Exact Date TBA)
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 at 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 10th, 2019: "German-Jewish Dialogue Today" Lecture
Lecture at the IUPUI Campus Center 
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Simon Lässig, Director, German Historical Institute in Washington DC

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