№ 205/2011 from Jun 24, 2011
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary with an alumni conference June 29 – July 2, 2011. The conference theme is "The Good Germans? New Transatlantic Perspectives." The conference aims to take the opposite perspective of many stereotypes of Germany and look into whether there are some appealing aspects of German history, society, and culture for academic studies. The conference will gives the alumni of the program an opportunity to present current research findings and discuss with other experts. The conference will be held in English. It is open to the public, and there is no charge.
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies was initiated by and established at Freie Universität Berlin in 1986. Its aim is to promote research on historical and socio-cultural academic issues about Germany and Europe. It supports young North American scholars with fellowships for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research for a period of ten to twelve months.