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Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies

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Conference at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

Jewish Consumer Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe and America

May 7-9, 2015

(co-sponsored by the Max Kade Institute)

While the so-called economic turn in Jewish history has opened up new perspectives on both Jewish political, social, and cultural history and modern economic history, consumption and consumer culture remain relatively understudied topics. This is quite surprising because consumption has played a crucial role in the formation of Jewish identities and practices in many historical and geographic contexts, and consumer culture has been a rapidly growing field of historical and social scientific enquiry for some years now.  The conference “Jewish Consumer Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe and America” focused on this promising and challenging field of research.
Click here for the conference report.

Sagi Schaefer on "States of Division: How and When Was Germany Divided?"

A lecture by
Dr. Sagi Schaefer, Tel Aviv University

When: Wedneday April 1, 2015, 4 - 6 PM

Doheny Library G28 (Herklotz Room)

An Evening of Brahms

When: Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 7pm

  Max Kade Institute
  2714 S. Hoover St
  Los Angeles, CA 90007

Free Admission

Reception to follow

"An Apartment in Berlin"

A film by Alice Agneskirchner

Three young Israelis embark on a journey into the past.  By refurnishing an apartment that once belonged to a Jewish family, they take us into their current Berlin lives, raising different perspectives on coming to terms with the legacies and burdens of history.
When: March 12, 5-7pm
Where: Taper Hall, Room 101
Q&A with Director Alice Agneskirchner


(Re)presenting Cold War Hungary: Encounters between Photography and the Visual Arts

A lecture by Dr. Cristina Cuevas-Wolf.

When: Thursday, April 23, 5 PM
   USC's Max Kade Institute
   2714 S. Hoover St.
   Los Angeles, CA 90007


Methods of Diplomacy: Lion Feuchtwanger on the Diplomatic Assignment of Benjamin Franklin in Paris

A lecture by Hon. Dr. Bernd Fischer, Counsel General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Thursday, 12 February, 2014, 4 - 6 PM

Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, DML 206

Reception to follow

A lecture by Prof. Robert Lieber (Georgetown University)

Germany’s Future: European, Atlantic, or Global?

Presented in association with
The Wende Museum of the Cold War and
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 4pm-6pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML 241)

Robert Lieber is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He has written or edited sixteen books on international relations and US foreign policy and has advised several presidential campaigns and the State Department.
For more information, see the attached flier


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