Spring 2024 Events

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 from 10 to 11:15am: Hybrid event offered by the Goethe-Institut in New York City. 
Conversation with Inge Auerbacher, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor. Inge Auerbacher will describe her life's journey and lay the foundation for a subsequent Q&A session. Participants will also be introduced to the immersive VR experience of Inge Auerbacher’s memories. Students are invited to submit questions in advance and actively participate in an insightful dialog with Inge Auerbacher. Visit the event page for more information.

Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 5pm in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College:
“Every Angel is Terrible: Rilke and the Supernatural" 
Guest lecture by Mark Wunderlich, poet and Director of the MFA creative writing program at Bennington College. Mark will present a lecture and discussion about poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 5 pm in the New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College: Racism In Germany: A Black East-German Perspective
Tupoka Ogette is a best-selling author, podcast host, consultant and speaker in the area of racism criticism in Germany.  Her podcast "TUPODCAST" focuses on black women's lives, work and being in Germany.  Her book "EXIT RACISM: Learning to Think Critically about Racism," published in 2017, was a Spiegel bestseller.

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 4pm, Dewey Common Room, Smith College. The Smith College German Department will be hosting Prof. Sabine von Mering from Brandeis University. She will be speaking about her recent translation of Neubauer and Repenning's Beginning to End the Climate Crisis: A History of our Future and the need for a transatlantic conversation on the climate crisis more generally. Short description of the event here