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GERMANIC STUDIES IS MOVING!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

BURDINE 336

The Department of Germanic Studies will be changing its physical location on the Campus of the University of Texas at Austin.


Norwegian Juletrefest Celebration

Saturday, December 13, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Westlake on Bee Caves Road

From Rita Carlson: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Westlake on Bee caves Road, 4 p.m.


Sankta Lucia Procession and Christmas Bazaar

Sunday, December 7, 2008 • 1:00 PM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

From Ann Miller: SWEA Austin will have its annual Christmas Bazaar and Lucia Procession again at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.


GTHS GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

Saturday, December 6, 2008 • 10:00 AM

German Free School

Please join us at our annual Kristkindlmarkt in Austin! This is our main fundraiser of the year, so please spread the word.


German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 • 7:00 PM

EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

Do Fish Do It? (Almut Getto, 2002)


German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 • 7:00 PM

EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

Lola and Billy the Kid (E. Kutlug Ataman, 1999)


Norwegian Cooking Meeting

Sunday, November 16, 2008 • 2:00 PM

TBA

From Rita Carlson: 2--4 pm. TBA. Call 258-0039 for directions and to RSVP.


Scandinavian Happy Hour

Friday, November 14, 2008 • 5:00 PM

The Tavern

The American-Scandinavian Foundation invites you to: Scandinavian Happy Hour


Norwegian Cooking Meeting

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • 2:00 PM

TBA

From Rita Carlson: 2--4 pm. TBA. Call 258-0039 for directions and to RSVP.


German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 • 7:00 PM

EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

I am My Own Woman (Rosa von Praunheim, 1992)


Swedish Ambassador Dinner

Sunday, November 9, 2008 • 6:30 PM

Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St.

Please join us in welcoming the Honorable Jonas Hafström,Swedish Ambassador to the United States, on his first official visit to Austin, Texas.


Norwegian Annual Food and Crafts Fair

Sunday, November 9, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Multipurpose Room (upstairs, north end of building), 200 West Anderson Ln

From Rita Carlson: 4:00 -- 6:00 p.m. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Multipurpose Room (upstairs, north end of building), 200 West Anderson Lane.


POTLUCK SOCIAL

Sunday, November 9, 2008 • 4:00 PM

German Free School

Enjoy meeting some of the GTHS Board members at the next German Free School Guild bi-monthly Potluck Social.


Viking Invasion at the Austin Celtic Festival

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Celtic Music Festival

From Michael Sweet: Viking Invasion is going to be at the Austin Celtic Festival. Viking Invasion stages dramatic battles using steel weapons and period armor, as well as having displays where we educate the public about Viking culture and history.


GERMAN FILM NIGHT

Saturday, October 25, 2008 • 7:00 PM

German Free School building, 507 E. 10th St

Our monthly German Film Night continues on Friday, October 24th with 'Schultze Gets the Blues'; PG (2003).


Norwegian Arts and Crafts

Saturday, October 25, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Randi Parker's home

From Rita Carlson: 9:30 am -- 12:00 noon at Randi Parker's home. Call 258-0039 for directions and to RSVP.


The Austin Butler School of Music and the Butler Opera Center present

Friday, October 24, 2008 • 7:00 PM

McCullough Theatre

The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music and the Butler Opera Center present Hansel and Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck.


German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 • 7:00 PM

EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

My Father is Coming (Monika Treut, 1991)


Monthly Speaker Series at the German Free School

Sunday, October 19, 2008 • 3:00 PM

German Free School building, 507 E. 10th St

The monthly Speaker Series at the German Free School continues on Sunday, October 19th at 3:00 pm with Ute Boese, of the German American Connection.


Norwegian Cooking Meeting

Sunday, October 19, 2008 • 2:00 PM

TBA

From Rita Carlson: 2:00 to 4:00 pm. TBA. Call 258-0039 for directions and to RSVP.


1968: A Global Perspective/ An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Texas at Austin

Friday, October 10, 2008

Texas Union and Mezes Hall

The year 1968 has become a central myth for the twentieth century, the purported moment of origin for "the present" -- for current politics, culture, and academics. This conference commemorates the 40th anniversary of 1968 by calling for a reassessment of its local and global impacts, its icons, myths, and images, the traces and absences left in its wake, and the intellectual and cultural heritages that we are still working through, as the collective memory of participants fades into a post-memo


German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 • 7:00 PM

EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

Coming Out (Heiner Carow, 1989)


German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 • 7:00 PM

EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

In his adaptation of Jean Genet's 1947 novel, Fassbinder presents us with the story of sailor Georges Querelle.


Fifth International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG-5), September 26-28, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Texas Union

Conference Registration

Purchase your conference registration now in our online webstore!

Conference Webstore: http://utdirect.utexas.edu/txshop/list.WBX?component=0andapplication_name=GMGERMAN


Swedish Vasa Meeting

Monday, September 22, 2008

From Jan Faubion: Swedish Vasa Meeting Regular monthly lodge meeting.


German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 • 7:00 PM

EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979)


German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 • 7:00 PM

EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

The Legend of Paul and Paula (Heiner Carow, 1973)


Norwegian Social

Sunday, August 10, 2008 • 5:00 PM

Luby's at Steck and MoPac

From Merril Austin: On Sunday, August 10, 2008, the Sons of Norway Cleng Peerson Lodge will get together for our second Summer Social Meeting. This time we will meet at 5:00 P.M. at the Luby's at Steck and MoPac.


Judith Hammer Dissertation Defense

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 • 1:30 PM

EPS 4.104 Conference Room

Judith Hammer will be defending her dissertation, "Culture via Television: Investigating the Effects of a German Television Serial on the Perceptions of Fourth-Semester German Language Classes," on Tuesday, August 5, in the Germanic Studies Conference Room (EPS 4.104), at 1:30 in the afternoon.


GTHS and GERMAN FREE SCHOOL GUILD VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY

Sunday, July 13, 2008 • 4:00 PM

German Free School

Join us on Sunday July 13th from 4:00-6:00 pm at the German Free School in Austin for a Volunteer Appreciation Party!


Ambassador Lyndon Olson speech

Monday, June 16, 2008 • 7:00 PM

The Texas State History Museum

Ambassador Olson will present a 20-30 minute narrative relating to the immigration experience of the various Nordic cultures to Texas and their vastly unheralded accomplishments. The Nordic Singers will provided entertainment with their presentation "The Nordic Singers Celebrate Texas Immigration and Heritage."


Summer Scandinavian Happy Hour!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 • 5:00 PM

Cork and Co Wine Bar, 308 Congress Ave

The American-Scandinavian Foundation cordially invites you to the: Summer Scandinavian Happy Hour!

We'll have a special guest too. Ed Gallagher, the President of the American-Scandinavian Foundation (www.amscan.org) will be visiting Austin from New York and attending this Happy Hour.


Swedish Exhibit and Speaker in Georgetown

Saturday, May 31, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Second floor of the Williamson Co. Courthouse, 710 Main Street, Georgetown, TX

The Carl Widen VASA Lodge #743 of Austin and the Williamson County Historical Museum invites you to an open house on Saturday, May 31. We will meet at 4:00 pm on the second floor of the recently restored Courthouse at 710 Main Street in Georgetown - please use the south entrance of the Courthouse on the town square.


Wine tasting and a traditional BBQ

Saturday, May 31, 2008 • 3:00 PM

Tehuacana Creek Vineyards in Waco

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Texas cordially invites you to a wine tasting and a traditional BBQ. We once again have the opportunity to visit the Tehuacana Creek Vineyards in Waco. This is a wonderful family-owned vineyard that is owned by Ulf and Inga-Lill Westblom, a Swedish couple. It was founded in 1997 when they planted their first 100 vines. They have delivered their excellent glögg, from their own vineyard, to the annual Christmas parties in Austin, Dallas and Houston. And no


GERMAN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE GERMAN FREE SCHOOL

Friday, May 30, 2008 • 7:00 PM

German Free School, 507 E. 10th St., Austin, TX

On Friday May 30th we will show Sophie Scholl: The Final Days or Sophie Scholl: Die Letzten Tage. This film is a dramatization of the last six days in the life of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of a German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement.


20th Century German Organ Music

Sunday, May 18, 2008 • 3:00 PM

German Free School building, 507 E. 10th St, Austin

The season finale of the German-Texan Heritage Society's Speaker Series will occur on Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 pm at the Society's headquarters, the German Free School building, 507 E. 10th St, Austin. The guest speaker will be Chris Oelkers, Organist and Associate Music Director at St. Louis Catholic Church in Austin.


Scandinavian Spring Picnic!

Sunday, May 18, 2008 • 1:00 PM

Pecan Grove picnic tables in Zilker Park

Please join us on Sunday, May 18th, from 1 to 4 pm at the Pecan Grove picnic tables in Zilker Park for the American Scandinavian Foundation Spring Picnic! Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and their fixings will be provided. Feel free to bring side dishes and drinks.


Karen Roesch - Prospectus

Thursday, May 8, 2008 • 3:00 PM

EPS 4.104 Conference Room


Mariana Ivanova - Prospectus

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 • 10:00 AM

EPS 4.104 Conference Room


Susan Engelhardt - Prospectus

Monday, May 5, 2008 • 3:00 PM

EPS 4.104 Conference Room


Maifest

Saturday, April 26, 2008 • 11:00 AM

German Free School

Come celebrate Spring at this year's Maifest, held on Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The German-Texan Heritage Society sponsors this fun day of German culture in the gardens of the German Free School in downtown Austin. Enjoy delicious German food and beer while listening to traditional music performed by the Polkadillos, Shirley Johnson, the Austin Saengerrunde and others. Activities include folk dancing by the Austin Waldorf School German students, a marionette show, flea market


German Film Series Spring 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008 • 7:00 PM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

This multi-layered film is the story of six people who travel between various social, economic, and cultural spheres, and ultimately, these travels navigate them through their own lives.


German Film Series Spring 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008 • 7:00 PM

E. P. Schoch

A Persian translator from Teheran tries to escape Iran due to possible persecution in her country. Afraid of eventually being send home from the German border, she transgresses several extra "borders" and changes her identity in order to manage to stay in Germany.


Third Annual Conference for the Center for European Studies

Thursday, April 10, 2008

University of Texas at Austin Main Building ("Tower") 212

Current discussions within European media outlets stage "Europe" in contradictory terms of both existential crisis and of emancipatory hope. On the one hand, there is an ideological crisis in transatlantic political relations with the USA (and in relation to the Near East) especially since the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq; a political crisis of legitimacy affecting the European Union (EU) especially since the failure to agree a new constitution; and a perceived cultural crisis of identity genera


German Immersion Weekend

Friday, April 4, 2008 • 5:00 PM

Bastrop State Park Group Barracks Facility

Your are cordially invited to attend a weekend event dedicated to speaking German and relaxation.


Second German Studies Workshop

Friday, March 28, 2008 • 8:00 AM

Department of Germanic Studies

Berlin, Divided City 1945-89, Second German Studies Workshop 28-29 March 2008, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Germanic Studies


Graduate Student Conference

Thursday, March 27, 2008 • 8:00 AM

Department of Germanic Studies

Graduate Student Conference


German Film Series Spring 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008 • 7:00 PM

E. P. Schoch 1.104 Conference Room

This comedy is about Ibo, a young, creative and chaotic Turkish man from Hamburg who is obsessed with Bruce Lee.


Why is Texas German dying?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 • 3:45 PM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

"Why is Texas German dying?" is part of the lecture series "Kalt Bier - Gut Bratwurst" with Hans Boas.


Lecture by Thomas Meinecke

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • 3:00 PM

E.P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

"Transatlantic Lecture with Q and A" is part of the lecture series "Kalt Bier - Gut Bratwurst" with author, musician, film maker Thomas Meinecke.


German Film Series Spring 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 • 7:00 PM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

Four cities, eight languages and many robberies on the day of soccer's Champion's League final. Welcome to Europe!


An Evening with Thomas Meinecke

Monday, March 3, 2008 • 7:30 PM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

"An Evening With Thomas Meinecke - Film, Music, Talk" is part of the lecture series "Kalt Bier - Gut Bratwurst".


Lecture by Dieter Kastovsky

Monday, March 3, 2008 • 10:00 AM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

Sexist German -- non-sexist English or non-sexist German -- sexist English?


German Film Series Spring 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008 • 7:00 PM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

This is a story of a German first class chef, an Italian chef, and an orphan, who needs a new home.


Texas German Lecture by Walter Kamphoefner

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 • 3:00 PM

E.P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

Lecture by Professor Walter Kamphoefner of Texas A and M University entitled: "German Texans: Model Minority or Reluctant Americanizers?"


State German Contest

Saturday, February 23, 2008 • 8:00 AM

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Germanic Studies will again be hosting the State German Contest.


German Film Series Spring 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008 • 7:00 PM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

This tragicomedy introduces the topic of guest workers arriving in Germany (first in 1955).


Scandinavian Film Festival

Saturday, February 9, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Texas Union Theatre

What: 2008 Scandinavian Film Fest!
Where: Texas Union Theatre (in the Texas Union)
When: February 9th, 2008 (Saturday)
Who: All invited


German Film Series Spring 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008 • 7:00 PM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

Based on the autobiographical novel by Stefanie Zweig, this film portrays the story of a Jewish-German family who emigrates to Kenya during WWII.


German Film Series Spring 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008 • 7:00 PM

E. P. Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

This World War I film shows the encounter of Scottish, French and German soldiers at the trenches during Christmas Eve 1914.


Lecture

Sunday, January 20, 2008 • 3:00 PM

German Free School building, 507 E. 10th St (near Red River and 10th Streets)


Cabaret of the Holocaust:

Saturday, January 19, 2008 • 7:30 PM

Smith Auditorium at Congregation Beth Israel

A performance presented by Cantor David Reinwald with Charles Barnett, Piano. 7:30 PM - Wine and Chocolates; 8:00 PM - Havdallah and Performance.