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H. Glenn Penny: Kihawahine: German Ethnology and its Histories of the World

18.06.2018 | 18:00 c.t. - 21:00

Berlin Program GSA Distinguished Lecture

Using the story of a Hawai’ian artefact, Kihawahine (the mother goddess), which came to Berlin from Hawai’i as part of a collection created by the German dermatologist Eduard Arning and was donated to Berlin’s Ethnological Museum, H. Glenn Penny examines the history and potential of Berlin’s ethnological collections. Soon to be housed in the new Humboldt Forum, this collection remains one of the largest and most important in the world. In this year’s GSA Distinguished Lecture, H. Glenn Penny will shed light on the complicated nexus of the legacy of Germany’s past, current debates about ethnographic museums and cultural politics.

H. Glenn Penny is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Iowa and presently Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin. The lecture will be followed by a commentary by early modern historian and German Studies Association President Mary Lindemann. The event will be moderated by historian Paul Nolte, Friedrich Meinecke Institute, FU Berlin. LANGUAGE: The lecture and discussion will be held in English.

REGISTRATION: Not required; participation is free of charge.

Zeit & Ort

18.06.2018 | 18:00 c.t. - 21:00

FU Berlin, International House, Room 009, Ehrenbergstr. 26/28, 14195 Berlin

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Karin Goihl, Telefonnummer: 56671, E-Mail-Adresse: bprogram@zedat.fu-berlin.de