Due to concern and care for our Center friends and colleagues and in accordance with IUPUI guidelines, the Max Kade Center is postponing Richard W. McCormick’s lecture and the screening of Design for Living in April.  We hope to reschedule the events for fall semester 2020. 

We look forward to hosting more events for you during the 20-21 academic year. Until then, be well!

PAST EVENTS (2019-2020)

  • Sütterlin Workshop with Dr. Rachel Wheeler
    February 22, 2020, 10 a.m. to 12 noon 
    University Library 1116
    This two-part event began with a short presentation about the history on the Sütterlin handwriting style, followed by a hands-on workshop.  Attendees brought their own documents to decipher and learned with samples brought by Dr. Wheeler. 

  • St. Nikolaus Tag at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt
    December 6, 2019, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    On Friday, December 6th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Max Kade Center sponsored a visit from St. Nikolaus, Knecht Ruprecht, and the Hofmeister. For more information about the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, please visit

  • Rosemarie Peña lecture: “Black Germans in America”
    November 7, 2019, 6 p.m. 
    University Library 1126
    This presentation centered 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, Peña situated these discourses in Black German Studies and visual representations. Rosemarie Peña is the founder and president of the Black German Research and Heritage Association.

  • “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 

  • Heartland International Film Festival, Cultural Journey: Germany Films from Germany played throughout Indianapolis during this ten day period
    October 10 -20 , 2019 

  • “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)