University of Tampere
Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with
New Social Research Programme (NSR)
Speakers Series 2018-2019, Autumn
Open lecture by Dr Benedikt Schoenborn, IASR
The lecture addresses German efforts to reconcile with wartime enemies during the first thirty years after World War II. While the German society started to engage in debates about the Nazi past only in the 1960s, in international politics reconciliation became a key objective already by 1950. The lecture focuses on selected elements of West German policy from a historian’s viewpoint, for example on Willy Brandt’s iconic Kniefall (falling to his knees) at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, and includes analytical elements from peace studies.
What is the Speakers Series of the University of Tampere?
– The Speakers Series is a series of Studia Generalia Lectures in the Study of Society organized weekly by the University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with the New Social Research Programme (NSR). The lectures are given by the Research Fellows as well as the distinguished guests of the IASR and the NSR. For the programme, please check the IASR website www.uta.fi/iasr/lectures/.
Tutkimussihteeri Marjukka Virkajärvi, 050 318 6697, Marjukka.Virkajarvi@uta.fi