IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center
Deutschlandjahr USA Events 2019


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

Refreshments will be provided at no cost.  Parking vouchers for the Vermont Street Garage will be available upon request.  Registration is strongly encouraged.  To register, please email the Max Kade German-American Center at

April 17th, 2019: "Wunderbar Together" Closing Reception
Reception at the Indiana Historical Society, Gibson Boardroom, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Refreshments will be provided at no cost. Free parking is available in the IHS lot on a first come, first served basis.  Registration is strongly encouraged.  To register, please email the Max Kade German-American Center at

* The Indiana Historical Society offers free entry into the "German Growers" exhibition to all attendees of this event! *


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)

  • 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 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