St. Nikolaus Tag at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt

December 6, 2019, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Friday, Decembers 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Max Kade Center will sponsor a visit from St. Nikolaus.  Join us at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt that evening and bring children 12 and under to visit with St. Nikolaus, Knecht Ruprecht, and the Hofmeister and to receive a few little gifts! For more information, please visit .


Sütterlin Workshop with Dr. Rachel Wheeler

February 22, 2019, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
University Library 1116

Join the Max Kade Center for a history on the Sütterlin handwriting style, followed by a hands-on workshop.  Bring your own documents to decipher or learn with samples brought by Dr. Wheeler.  This event is free and open to all.  The lecture will commence at 10 a.m and run through 10:45 a.m.; the workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

There is a limited number of spaces available for the workshop, so registration is required (click here ). 
Limited parking vouchers will be available, and light refreshments will be provided.




“Teaching and Scholarship on the Holocaust in the United States” – a lecture by Dr. Mark Roseman

September 10, 2019, 6 p.m. 
The Athenaeum

Followed by a panel with: Dr. Roseman (Pat M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies, Director of Borns Jewish Program, Indiana University), Dr. Andreas Götze (Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago), Dr. Frank Mecklenburg (Director of Research and Chief Archivist, The Leo Baeck Institute), Kelly A. Watson (Regional Educator and Museum Teacher Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)


Heartland International Film Festival, Cultural Journey: Germany Films from Germany played throughout Indianapolis during this ten day period

October 10 -20 , 2019


“Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: From German Unity to a New Beginning” – lecture by Tobias David, Chief of Staff to the Lord Mayor of Leipzig

November 4, 2019, 12 noon - 2 p.m.
Lutheran Child and Family Services
1525 North Ritter Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN


Rosemarie Peña lecture: “Black Germans in America”

November 7, 2019, 6 p.m.
University Library 1126

This presentation will center on the post-WWII adoption of Black German children to the United States. In addition to contextualizing these transnational adoption stories in German and American historical narratives, she will situate these discourses in Black German Studies and visual representations. Rosemarie Peña is the founder and president of the Black German Research and Heritage Association.