Tag: East Germany

Caught in the Net: GDR-Poland Border Conflicts in Everyday Life

Presentation at the “New Transnational and Global Approaches to the GDR Border” international workshop at the University of Erfurt, 10 July 2019.

Fließende Grenzen? Der Alltag am Rhein und an der Oder, 1949–1989

Gastvortrag für das “Research Factory” des Viadrina-Centers B/orders in Motion.

Fishing in the Wrong Pond: GDR-Poland Border Conflicts in Everyday Life

Presented at the 2018 annual conference of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh, PA

Two Germanys, ‘One People’? Central Europe, 1945-1990

In 1989-90, German ‘reunification’ brought together populations changed by 40 years of different lived experiences, within borders that had not bounded any previous German state. This module examines the social, political, and cultural history of East and West Germany in comparative perspective, focusing on how they related to one another as well as to pre-1945…
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