Recent discussions at scholarly conferences, on listservs, on various social media platforms, and beyond have yielded important insights about four areas of consideration that should inform our engagement patterns as we continue to think about German studies, its pasts, its present, and its futures. These are:
We invite submissions for the DDGC Blog that touch upon the four areas above. We especially hope to amplify the research and perspectives of graduate students, contingent faculty, and faculty at any stage of their career who belong to a historically and structurally marginalized community in the academy. If you are inspired to write a blog post but don’t feel it aligns with the themes above, not a problem! Reach out and let's chat.
For more info about submissions and contact info: https://diversityingermancurriculum.weebly.com/ddgc-blog-submission-info.html.
Sharing this on behalf of our comrades at the Multicultural Germany Project at UC Berkeley
Building on existing synergies in the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley discussed at a recent workshop based on Annika Orich's recent article "Archival Resistance: Reading the New Right." (German Politics & Society. Summer 2020, Vol. 38, Issue 2: 1-34) and Th. W. Adorno's 1967 lecture "Aspekte des neuen Rechtsradikalismus," the Multicultural Germany Project (MGP) cordially invites you to submit brief takes responding to the question "Why German Studies Today?"
These short and spiffy takes of approx. 600 words length can be posted as a comment to the Forum page of the Multicultural Germany Project website (mgp.berkeley.edu) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to ultimately be published on our mainBlog.
We would also like to invite you to join us in our critical news digest efforts toward the MGP Chronology, posting links to important news and op-ed articles with source information and a very brief commentary to mgp.berkeley.edu/forum.
Looking forward to collaborating with you all!
Deniz Göktürk, Coordinator
Kumars Salehi, Managing Researcher
Editorial Collective & Submission Information
The DDGC Blog is edited by an editorial collective. For more info about the collective and extensive submission information, click here.
We want to amplify your ideas. Have an idea for a short or long post? We'd be glad to talk about it and help you get it published.