Tag: History

Pelle the Conqueror

(1987) In 19th century Denmark, Swedish immigrant worker Max von Sydow boasts it’s going to be “pork roast with raisins” to son Pelle Hvenegaard. But as the seasons change around their tiny room off the cow pens, 12-year-old Pelle’s eyes widen...

/ February 24, 2017

Conference – Ukrainian Statehood 1917-1921: Institutions and Individuals

On February 24 and 25th, 2017, the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University will be organizing a conference entitled Ukrainian Statehood 1917–21: Institutions and Individuals that will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution and...

/ February 24, 2017

SATContemporary Reading Series: Thinking Time

Thinking Time tells the story of two women who face the same predicament despite being several generations apart: Nina is infatuated by a Roma street musician; her grandmother Ruth reminisces about her love for a Nazi officer in German-occupied Norway. Navigating...

/ February 13, 2017

Pearl Diving: Writing History after the Break of Tradition

The Department of German at NYU and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a lecture by Susanne Lüdemann, Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, on “Pearl Diving. Writing History after the Break of Tradition”. The Pearl Diver is the title of...

/ February 13, 2017

American Developmental Thought in Turkey During the Cold War

A talk with Begüm Adalet. This talk proposes that we consider modernization theory as a transnational practice, one that was not simply developed by American intellectuals, but was instead produced through specific and often uncertain encounters across multiple sites of...

/ February 9, 2017

Romancing the Truth: Vernacular History and the Origin of Fiction

SIMON GAUNT, Professor of French Language and Literature at King’s College London, is a leading figure in French Studies internationally, and particularly well known for his work on medieval literature in French and Occitan. His most recent publications include Marco...

/ November 22, 2016

The Heavy Water War

Presented over the course of three weeks, The Heavy Water War depicts one of the most exciting true-life stories from World War II—the Nazi’s efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies’ desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. One of...

/ November 18, 2016

The Heavy Water War

Presented over the course of three weeks, The Heavy Water War depicts one of the most exciting true-life stories from World War II—the Nazi’s efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies’ desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. One of...

/ November 16, 2016

The Man Who Stole Himself

The island nation of Iceland is known for many things—majestic landscapes, volcanic eruptions, distinctive seafood—but racial diversity is not one of them. So the little-known story of Hans Jonathan, a free black man who lived and raised a family in...

/ November 15, 2016

The Heavy Water War

Presented over the course of three weeks, The Heavy Water War depicts one of the most exciting true-life stories from World War II—the Nazi’s efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies’ desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. One of...

/ November 11, 2016