Heartland Cultural Journey: Germany
October 16th - October 18th, 2019

Heartland Film has initiated a new and unique international program called "Cultural Journey", a tribute to and a celebration of the cinema, culture, and cuisine of a specific country. This year, Heartland Film will present eight stunning new feature films from Germany, as well as tastings of German delicacies at a special reception and screening event.  The reception will include classic German food, German music by Monika Herzig, and a screening of "25 km/h".  For tickets or more information, please visit

Carmel Christkindlmarkt
November 16th - December 24th, 2019

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt celebrates the traditions of German Christmas markets in beautiful Carmel, Indiana.  Shop for authentic German goods made by skilled artisans, enjoy live music and demonstrations, and sample delicious German cuisine.  For more information, please visit


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

January 26th, 2019: Spring Immersion Workshop for Teachers "Using Social Media to Increase Intercultural Competence" (taught in German)

IUPUI Campus Center CE 307
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Brenna Byrd 

Brenna Byrd is an Assistant Professor of German in the Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at the University of Kentucky.

February 21st, 2019: "Immigrant Issues in Germany and the U.S." Panel Discussion

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
IUPUI Campus Center CE 305

Speakers: Dr. Kevin Cramer (Chair, Department of History, IUPUI) and Dr. Michael Snodgrass (Director, Global and International Studies, IUPUI)

March 22nd, 2019: "Social Questions, Volunteerism, and the Civil Society in Germany" One-Day Cultural Workshop

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Indiana Historical Society, Multipurpose Room (Canal Level)

Speakers: Sven Schumacher, Honorary Consul of Germany; Marlene Walk, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI; Hannes Finkbeiner, Executive Director of Aufbaugilde Heilbronn, Germany; Wolfgang Hinz-Rommel, Director of Volunteer Engagement, Diakonie Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany

April 10th, 2019: "German-Jewish Dialogue Today" Lecture

Lecture at the IUPUI Campus Center CE 309
A short reception will begin at 6:00 PM.  The presentation will begin at 6:30 PM and conclude 
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Simon Lässig, Director, German Historical Institute in Washington DC

April 17th, 2019: "Wunderbar Together" Closing Reception

Reception at the Indiana Historical Society, Gibson Boardroom, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM