New Generational Perspectives on German Reunification Thirty Years Later

1989 image of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall

New Generational Perspectives on German Reunification Thirty Years Later

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Online Event
Lauren Crawford (Yale), Kate Stanton (Oxford), Marcus Colla (Christ Church College, Oxford)
Professor Paul Betts (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Professor Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's College, Oxford)
ESC Core Seminar Series

This seminar will offer fresh interpretations of the concerns and consequences of German Reunification by a new generation of young historians, whose research revisits some of the forgotten and troubling aspects of those dramatic events thirty years ago.

Marcus Colla is Departmental Lecturer in Modern European History at Christ Church, University of Oxford. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2019. His work concentrates on the twentieth century history of East Germany and Central Europe, and in particular on the relationship between the ‘politics of history’ and ideas of time and temporality. His publications have appeared in Central European History, the Journal of Contemporary History, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society and German History.

Lauren Crawford is a PhD student at Yale University. Broadly, she is interested in the intellectual ramifications of the end of the Cold War, Holocaust memory, and the rise of humanitarian interventionism. Prior to coming to Yale, she received a MSt in Modern European History from the University of Oxford and a BA in Comparative Literature from Oberlin College. 

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Kate Stanton is a recent graduate from Merton College, Oxford, where she completed an MSt in Modern European History with a concentration on post-war Germany. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (Honours) from the University of Sydney, where she was the recipient of the Margaret Bailey Memorial Prize and Emilie Schweizer Scholarship. She has studied abroad in Bamberg, Germany, and was a volunteer German teacher to teenage refugees in Hübingen.  She was awarded the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Australia’s Goethe Prize for encouraging German-Australian cultural exchange. She hopes to pursue a PhD in History in due course.

Professor Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's College, Oxford) will be Respondent.

Professor Paul Betts (St Antony's College, Oxford) will be Chair.


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