Doing Global History Locally – International Programs Conference

October 29-30, 2016

The International Programs Conference, organized with the support of the German Historical Institute in Washington DC, brings together authorities in German History from colleges and universities across the Midwest to engage the question of how to effectively do global history locally.  As part of the broader project devoted to German Iowa and the Global Midwest, this meeting challenges participants to engage three central questions:

Where and when was German History?
Who is part of German History?
How do we do German History?

The conference sessions are organized as roundtables devoted to these themes.  Participants have prepared responses to prompts tied to these questions, and the responses have been collected and reviewed by all of the participants.  To view the responses and take part in the meeting click here.

The event will include a Keynote address from Professor Maiken Umbach of Nottingham University as well as tours of the exhibit “German Iowa and the Global Midwest” at the Old Capitol Museum.

Learn about the list of participants, the schedule, and view the prompts for the three questions.

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