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Wolfgang Klooß: The first German scholar being elected as Distinguished International Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Public Lecture: December 5, 2019, 6 PM
Palais Walderdorff, Domfreihof 1B, Trier
The International Research Training Group “Diversity” congratulates its faculty member Wolfgang Klooß to this highly prestigious distinction. The Royal Society of Canada recognizes scholarly excellence and intellectual leadership benefitting Canada and the world. The President of the Royal Society of Canada, Chad Gaffield, emphasized in his October 2019 message, that “Canada and the world are facing ...

Prof. Paul Morris “Literature and the Return of the Nation: The Case of Canada”

Public Lecture: Dec 9, 2019, 6 PM
Aula der Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
Prof. Paul Morris (Université St. Boniface) will join the IRTG Diversity in Saarbrücken in early December. He will give the lecture “Literature and the Return of the Nation: The Case of Canada” during the 70-year-Anniversary celebration of the Department of British, North American, and Anglophone Studies at Saarland University on December 9, 6 p.m. at the Aula of Saarland University in Saarbrücken. ...

The IRTG Welcomes James Fergusson

IRTG Visiting Scholar in December 2019
James Fergusson is the Deputy Director or the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, and Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. His research interests include Methodology and Statistical Studies on Voting Behaviour, international relations, foreign and defence policy, and strategic studies. He has published numerous articles on strategic studies, non-proliferation ...

The Open Memory Box – Legacies of the GDR in the Global and Digital Age

Conférence de Laurence McFalls le 11 décembre à Jérusalem
Laurence McFalls donnera le discours principal « The Open Memory Box – Legacies of the GDR in the Global and Digital Age » le 11 décembre à Jérusalem. Événement : « Turning Points of Twentieth Century German History » Colloque doctoral du DAAD 2019, Centres allemades et européennes de Jérusalem et de Haifa, Israël. Pour plus d'information : daadisrael.2019@gmail.com

“Open Memory Box”: An Online Archive with 415 Hours of Life in the GDR Captured on 8mm Films

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Special Presentation to the Press on September 23, 11AM at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin
UPDATE Laurence McFalls's presenting the Open Memory Box at L'heure du monde, Radio Canada, on November 8, 2019: "Des films de famille pour comprendre la RDA et la chute du mur de Berlin" @ICI https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/l-heure-du-monde/segments/entrevue/141483/est-allemagne-rda-videos-familles-hdm Media coverage of Laurence McFalls' presentation of the Open Memory Box: ...

IRTG Diversity Success Stories: Lena Schneider Defends her Thesis

2 September 2019, Saarland University
On September 2, 2019, the IRTG Diversity's PhD researcher Lena Schneider defended her thesis on "The Transcultural Feminist Grotesque: Embodiment in Contemporary Anglophone Literatures" (Supervisors: Astrid Fellner, Saarland University / J.A. Garrido Ardila, University of Malta). The IRTG Diversity wholeheartedly congratulates Lena Schneider on her achievement.

IRTG Diversity Success Stories: Julia Wurr Defends her Thesis

12 August 2019, University of Trier
On August 21, 2019, the IRTG Diversity's PhD researcher Julia Wurr defended her thesis on "From Tahrir to Terror: Neo-Orientalism in European and Canadian Fiction about the 'Arab Spring' (2011-2015)" (Supervisors: Wolfgang Klooß, Universtiy of Trier / Frauke Matthes, University of Edinburgh). The IRTG Diversity wholeheartedly congratulates Julia Wurr on her achievement.

Translating Diversity

IRTG Diversity Publication Series: New Essay Collection
Translating Diversity, the fourth volume in the IRTG Diversity's publication series, invites the reader to participate in a discussion about how to conceptualize the mediation of difference in localities of diversity and transcultural spaces via the analytical lenses of ‘translation’ as a social practice. The contributions to the volume explore, discuss, and theorize ‘translation’ as a pre-institutionalized ...

IRTG Diversity SSHRC funding continued

The Midterm Review of our International Research Training Group by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has been completed and SSHRC will continue its funding through the remaining years of the project. Our IRTG exceeds expectations based on the initial goals of the project and SSHRC's evaluation criteria in the majority of evaluation categories! For more information on the IRTG Diversity: ...

IRTG Diversity wird weiter durch die DFG gefördert

Kulturelle Vielfalt in europäischen und nordamerikanischen Gesellschaften ist Thema des deutsch-kanadischen Graduiertenkollegs „Diversität“, das seit 2013 von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) finanziert wird. Mit ihrem Antrag auf Verlängerung des Programms waren nun Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftler der Universität Trier, der Universität des Saarlandes und der Université de Montréal (Québec) ...

Révolutions tranquilles… ou sans lendemains ? Le Québec entre progressisme et paralysie

Conférence de Laurence McFalls à l'Université de Brême maintenant en ligne
Le 16 mai 2018, Laurence McFalls (Département de science politique, Université de Montréal) a donné la conférence Révolutions tranquilles… ou sans lendemains ? Le Québec entre progressisme et paralysie dans le cadre d'une Journée d'études canadiennes et québécoises à l'Université de Brême en Allemagne. Résumé : Depuis la défaite des Patriotes en 1837-38, le Québec a connu plusieurs moments d’élan ...

Of 'Contact Zones' and 'Liminal Spaces'. Mapping the Everyday Life of Cultural Translation

IRTG Diversity Publication Series
The IRTG Diversity was established in April 2013 and its members have since cooperated in research on cultural and social diversity in Canada, Québec, and Europe. To document this research and to continue our exchanges with the broader academic public, we have now started a new publication series called “Diversity – Diversité – Diversität”. The first volume of the IRTG Diversity’s publication series, ...

Meet Us in Person: IRTG Video Clip

If we were to describe the IRTG Diversity in one word, which word would it be? And what makes the IRTG Diversity special? Find out in our introductory video, produced in the summer of 2015. To learn more about the IRTG Diversity in general, see "About the IRTG" and "Research Program" on the left-hand side. To get in touch with us, go to http://irtg-diversity.com/index.php?page=contact (Film: ...
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