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For more than ten years, scholars of modern Germany have been debating how global history and efforts to decolonize German history affect the production of German history and German memory more generally. Some of the most prominent debates are about the longue durée of German colonialism, including the politics of reparations in Namibia and the debate about the colonial roots of the Holocaust. At the same time, Black German Studies, post-colonial German voices in literature and politics and new scholarship on migration studies have gradually come of age. 

Can German memory be ‘decolonised’ and, if so, how?

Five scholars will each speak from their own perspective for ten minutes, followed by a discussion.



All welcome- this seminar is free to attend but advance registration is required.


Please note that registration for this event will close 24 hours in advance, so that the meeting link can be distributed.