Dublin City Hall Lunch-time Lectures – ‘Enough People have died: No one else should be killed in battle!’ How Käthe Kollwitz became a pacifist during World War I (Dr Alexandra von dem Knesebeck)

Date:Tuesday 11 April 2017

Place: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin

Time:1.10-1.50 p.m.

All welcome. Come early to get a seat; doors open 12.30p.m. Bring your own headphones for enhanced sound
Admission free: Maximum number 130 persons

Käthe Kollwitz, The Grieving Parents, 1935. Memorial to fallen soldiers of World War I.

Dr. Alexandra von dem Knesebeck studied history of art and history at Göttingen and Munich. After her thesis on the formative years of Käthe Kollwitz she wrote the catalogue raisonne on the prints of Kollwitz. She works as a self employed person for museums like the Kollwitz Museum in Cologne (curator of the exhibition “Paris enchanted me”: Kollwitz and the French modernity, 2010). Knesebeck is one of the best known Kollwitz specialists in the world. Now she is preparing the catalogue raisonne on the drawings of Christian Schad, one of the most famous artists of the New Objectivity movement. This lecture is supported by the Goethe Institut, Dublin and will be chaired by its Director, Thomas Lier. It is part of the series Remembrance & Commemoration: The First World War.

 

NUI, Galway German Department presents: ‘Die Befristeten’ by Elias Canetti

UntitledDie Befristeten, written by Nobel Laureate Ellias Canetti  in 1964, will be performed in Galway by final year students from NUIG in March. The annual theatre project – now a German Department institution – is a very popular module for students.

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The play shows a fictitious, seemingly futurist society, in which the age of every person’s death is not only predetermined but also known. In fact, everyone’s is named after the age at which they will die. This knowledge is celebrate as an achievement of civilisation. Only one person by the name of 50 questions this system does their utmost to challenge this previously undisputed truth. That’s when he – and the audience – get a big surprise…

The German-language performances are on 14th, 15th and 16th March  at 7PM on camus in the Bank of Ireland Theater. The Preview is on 13th March. Dagmar Drabent is the director.

GSAI Annual Conference Programme 2016

The German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI) is pleased to announce the detailed programme for its upcoming conference to be held on November 18th and 19th, 2016 at the Dublin City University.

Please click here for the programme.

Those wishing to attend should confirm their attendance by clicking on the following link as soon as possible.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gsai-conference-2016-tickets-28659291713

You will also under the link be able to confirm your attendance at the conference dinner scheduled to take place Friday 18th November in Cedar Tree Restaurant, St. Andrew’s Street, Dublin 2.

GSAI Annual Conference Programme 2015

The German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI) is pleased to announce the detailed programme for its upcoming conference to be held on November 13th and 14th, 2015 at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Please click here for the programme.

Those wishing to attend should email Jeannine Jud at j.jud1@nuigalway.ie by November 2nd 2015, particularly those interested in attending the conference dinner.