St. Nikolaus Tag at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt
December 6th, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

On Friday, Decembers 6th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Max Kade will sponsor the 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 receive a few little gifts!

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

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)

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