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28 September 2016

University of Limerick, Room MC2005, 9.30 – 13.00

Colloquium

„What Could Germany Do for Ireland?“: German Dimensions of 1916

Speakers:

Jérôme aan de Wiel (UCC) "We have no idealistic interest in Ireland and no revolution, no rifles"; Imperial Germany's half-hearted attempts to support Irish republicans, 1904-1919

Joachim Fischer (UL), Ireland under German rule: Two Irish dystopias of 1916/17

Angus Mitchell (Limerick), On the wrong side of history: Roger Casement and Germany

Fergal Lenehan (Jena), Countering gay stereotypes on prime time television: The West German mini-series Sir Roger Casement (1968)

The event is supported by the School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies and the President of the University of Limerick, Prof. Don Barry.

Everybody welcome.

/irishgerman/sites/default/files/irish-german-1916%20Colloquium.pdf


27 September 2016

University of Limerick, Room KB118, 10-11am

Reading (in German) by Swiss writer Gabrielle Alioth

All welcome, free entrance

For more info contact Gisela.Holfter@ul.ie


31 October - 1 November 2016

16th International Conference in Irish-German Studies:

Connections in Motion: Dance in Irish and German Literature, Film and Culture

This interdisciplinary and international conference will explore Irish-German connections through dance and other forms of movement in places, institutions and media from the 1920s to today. It is organized by the Irish Centre of Transnational Studies (Mary Immaculate College) and Centre of Irish-German Studies (University of Limerick) in collaboration with the Irish World Academy for Music and Dance, and the School of Architecture, University of Limerick.

More details: /irishgerman/sites/default/files/irish-german-Connections_in_Motion_web_brochure_R2.pdf


10 September 2016

Rathkeale, Palatine Museum

The Irish Palatines in Context

Three Lectures organized by the Centre for Irish-German Studies in co-operation with the Irish Palatine Society. They form part of the Irish Palatine Heritage Tour 2016.

More details on the Tour: http://www.irishpalatines.org/forms/IPA_Tour2016.pdf


July 7-8, 2016 - University of Limerick, Ireland

Agents through Time: How Do People “Make History”?
Social Psychological & Historical Research into Collective Memories, Social Identities & Intergroup Relations

COST ACTION IS1205 CONFERENCE. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

International conference organized within the framework of Cost Action IS1205 “Social Psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union”
(http://costis1205.wix.com/home) and hosted by the Department of Psychology, University of Limerick, in collaboration with the Department of  History and the Centre for Irish-German Studies,  University of Limerick.


Friday 8 April 2016, 1pm in MSG-025 - Guest lecture by Dr Michael Eckert (Deutsches Museum, Munich)

Arnold Sommerfeld and the birth of atomic theory

Organized by the Centre for Irish-Germany Studies and the Department of Physics and Energy, supported by INSPIRE

Dr Michael Eckert is the author of the first English biography on theoretical physicist Arnold Sommerfeld (1868-1951). Sommerfeld is famous as a quantum theorist for the elaboration of the semi-classical atomic theory (Bohr-Sommerfeld model, Sommerfeld's fine-structure constant), he also left his mark in the history of mathematics, fluid mechanics, a number of physical subdisciplines and, in particular, as founder of a most productive "school" (Peter Debye, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Linus Pauling and Hans Bethe were his pupils, to name only the Nobel laureates among them). In his lecture Dr Eckert will also refer to the little known links Sommerfeld had with Ireland.

For more on Arnold Sommerfeld - Science, Life and Turbulent Times 1868-1951, see http://www.springer.com/de/book/9781461474609


15 - 19 February 2016 Dr Gabriele Knoll (Bonn) seminars and lectures on Rheinromantik, Caspar David Friedrich and travel literature


Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 5pm, Wood Room, Plassey House, UL - Trilingual Book Launch and Reading - German / English / Irish

Nadja Küchenmeister, Unter dem Wacholder / Under the Juniper Tree / Faoin Aiteal: Ausgewählte Gedichte / Selected Poems / Rogha Dánta

Translated into English by Hans-Christian Oeser; Gabriel Rosenstock a d’aistrigh go Gaeilge

Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim, 2015

Followed by the annual Mulled Wine Reception of the Centre for Irish-German Studies will take place in the East Room, Plassey House, University of Limerick.Organised by the Centre for Irish-German Studies in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut Dublin. The support of the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, the School of Culture and Communication and University of Limerick Arts Office is gratefully acknowledged.

Nadja Küchenmeister was born on April, 18th 1981 in East Berlin, where she lives and works today. She studied German and Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin and at the German Institute of Literature in Leipzig, where she also taught. She has published poetry and prose in anthologies and journals and has written plays and features for radio.

"In her first book of poetry Nadja Küchenmeister presents herself as a unique lyrical voice that sounds gentle and composed even though she seems to emerge straight from the purgatory between love and death. Since Ingeborg Bachmann no one has addressed a thou, herself or the reader more intensely, more questioningly." (Dorothea von Törne, Die Welt)

"Her lyrical language, the skilful composition of motifs and sounds, with such high expectations of verse and stanza, is like an incantation of perished, or at least imperilled, forms of poetic expresssion and, with them, of a spiritual habitat." (Hans-Herbert Räkel, Süddeutsche Zeitung)

"Again and again it is a heartening experience when in today’s poetry we hear a new tone, a breath and sound all of its own. This is the case with Nadja Küchenmeister. Her poems make us sit up and take notice. They are gentle and yet daring, precise and yet dreamy, and they play in superior fashion with traditional forms. Hers is an authentic voice to watch out for." (Manfred Papst, Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag)

"With a distinctive sense of form, Nadja Küchenmeister in her new book of poetry Unter dem Wacholder sketches atmospheric pictures of both lost and fulfilled moments, conquering the space of tradition with ease and gentle determination." (Jury, Bremer Literaturpreis)

Publications: Drehpunkt (radio play), SWR2, 2009; Nachbild. Sonderdruck. 9 Gedichte. Flaach: SchwarzHandPresse, 2009; Alle Lichter. Gedichte. Frankfurt am Main: Schöffling, 2010; Unter dem Wacholder. Gedichte. Frankfurt am Main: Schöffling, 2014; (with Norbert Hummelt) Sprich mir nach (radio play), SWR2, 2014.

Awards and honours: 2007 Berliner Senatsstipendium; 2009 Förderstipendium der Kulturstiftung Sachsen; 2010 Book of the Month, Darmstadt Jury; 2010 Hermann-Lenz-Stipendium; 2010 Kunstpreis Literatur der Brandenburg Lotto GmbH; 2010 Mondseer Lyrikpreis; 2012 Arbeitsstipendium der Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung; 2012Ulla-Hahn-Autorenpreis der Stadt Monheim am Rhein; 2012 Literaturpreis der Stahlstiftung Eisenhüttenstadt; 2014 Rainer-Malkowski-Stipendium; 2015 Horst-Bingel-Preis für Literatur; 2015 Förderpreis Bremer Literaturpreis

Gabriel Rosenstock is an Irish language poet and translator, has published more than 170 titles. Many of his own books have been translated into other languages. A member of Asodána, he lives in Co. Dublin.

Hans-Christian Oeser, born in Wiesbaden, works as a literary translator and editor and has translated numerous Irish authors into German. Together with Gabriel Rosenstock he has published a baker’s dozen of contemporary German language poets.


5 October 2015 - Centre for Irish-German Studies “Work-In-Progress Presentations”

Melanie Neumann (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Recent Irish and British Migration to Berlin - A Case of Lifestyle Migration?

University of Limerick, MC2003


18 September 2015 - German Traces in Limerick

An event organized by the Centre for Irish-German Studies as part of the nation-wide Culture Night.

University of Limerick, Kemmy Business School


23 September 2014

Haus Tugendhat

A documentary film about a house, its inhabitants and its place in history.  

Organized by the Centre for Irish–German Studies & SAUL School of Architecture at the University of Limerick in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland

University of Limerick, SAUL Architecture Studio, CG0–42


28-30 May 2015

Der Blick zurück – Literarische Grenzüberschreitungen in die Vergangenheit (Looking Back – Literary Constructions of the Past), Movens Colloquium in Limerick May 2015

Conference at the University of Limerick in cooperation with the Centre for Irish-German Studies. Supported by AHSS.  

Incl. Reading & Discussion with Renate Ahrens (Dublin/Hamburg) on her current project „Fragen an die Nacht“ on three generations of a Jewish family in Dublin (29 May). Followed by a reception supported by the German Embassy.

Plassey House, UL.


20-22 May 2015 “Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives”

A conference organised by Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Maggie O’Neill (School of Culture and Communication) and Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh. Supported by the Centre for Irish-German Studies.

University of Limerick.


March 2015 - Judith Hermann as DAAD writer-in-residence in UL.

Organized by Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh, Centre for Irish-German Studies and School of ML&AL.

University of Limerick


20 February 2015

Launch of Cultural/Literary Translators. Selected Irish-German Biographies II (Irish-German Studies 9) at the conference Word-Bridges: Translation in Ireland 1700-1900.  

NUI Galway.


11 December 2014

Mulled Wine Reception and Book Presentations

Annual Mulled Wine Reception of the Centre for Irish-German Studies

In cooperation with the Irish Palatine Association, Rathkeale. Followed by short presentations of books published by members of the Centre for Irish-German Studies in 2014 and early 2015.

Plassey House, UL.


19 November 2014

Colloquium of the Centre for Irish-German Studies at the Royal Irish Academy: “Reception of Refugees in Ireland – Legacy and Lessons”

Supported by the Irish Research Council.

Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.


29 May 2014 Reading by German author Hans Pleschinski; 7pm in Plassey House, University of Limerick

This reading is part of the 2014 international conference of the Association for Intercultural German Studies (Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Germanistik) Begegnung in Transiträumen / Transitorische Begegnungen. The conference will take place from 29 May to 1 June 2014 at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and is co-organised by Dr Sabine Egger, Dept. of German Studies, MIC. It is hosted by the Centre for Transnational Studies at MIC.

For the programme see: http://www.ictstudies.eu/internationale-tagung-der-gesellschaft-fur-interkulturelle-germanistik-gig/

3 April 2014 Lecture by Prof. em. Christopher Harvie (Tübingen) "Die deutsche Universität aus schottischer Sicht"; 1pm in LCO017

10 February 2014 Lecture by Prof. em. Eoin Bourke “German Travellers in Ireland in the 19th century”; 10.30am in B1005

7/8 November 2013  14th Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies
A context of ‘Kristallnacht’: Ireland and the German-speaking refugees 1933-45 – A colloquium on German-speaking exiles, Irish helpers and the national and international contexts 75 years ago
 

Limericker Literaturgespräche Spring 2013

Judith Hermann Limerick Literaturgespräche III
22 April 2013, 10am Wood Room, Plassey House
Annette Pehnt (in cooperation with NUI Galway and the DAAD writer-in-residence scheme),
Friday 1 March (11-1pm in room ERO008) (see video here)

Hansjörg Schertenleib (in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy and Pro Helvetia)
Wednesday, 20 March (3-4pm in Wood Room, Plassey House)

Irish-German Business Lecture Spring 2013

Michael Genster, MD Kostal Irland

Thursday 14 April 2013 (9am in SG21A)

Lecture series of the Centre Autumn 2012 in UL

20.9.2012  Jürgen Gottschalk (deutsch-irische Gesellschaft Würzburg)

Würzburg - die irische Stadt auf dem Kontinent


5.10.2012 Harald Seibel (Deutsche Botschaft Dublin)

Die Arbeit der deutschen Botschaft in Irland.


11.10.2012 H.E. Beat Loeliger (Swiss Ambassador)

Swiss-Irish relations (in German)


18.10.2012 Prof Eda Sagarra (Trinity College Dublin)

Aspects of historic and literary Austrian-Irish relations


1.11.2012 Gabrielle Alioth (Terminfeckin / Zurich - supported by Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Embassy) & Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh (UL)

Historical and current literary influences on images


15.11.2012 Jan Frohburg (UL Architecture) & Dr Gareth Cox (Head of Music, MIC)

Cultural connections between Ireland and the German-speaking countries in arts, music and architecture (first part in German )


29.11.2012 Professor Eoin Bourke (Galway/Berlin)

Aspects of Irish-German relations past and present, focussing on German travel descriptions of Ireland in the 19th century

Mulled Wine Reception and Book Presentation with Minister Jimmy Deenihan 29 November 2012

Mulled Wine Reception

Colloquium on Aging in Irish and German Culture 7 November 2012

Colloquium on Aging in Irish and German Culture

Reception at the German Embassy 5 October 2012

Reception at the German Embassy 5th October 2012

For full Conference or Colloquia programmes see our "Conferences" section!

13th Conference in Irish-German Studies 11-12 August 2011

Friedrich Engels' ‘Geschichte Irlands’ im Kontext der deutsch-irischen Beziehungen

im 19. Jahrhundert

Venue: Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW), Berlin

Organisers: Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of Limerick and BBAW in collaboration with the Irish Embassy, Berlin


12th Conference in Irish-German Studies 6-7 May 2011

Goethe-Institut Irland, Dublin

“Contemporary German-Irish cultural relations in a European Perspective:

Exploring issues in cultural policy and practice”

A conference to mark 50 years Goethe-Institut Irland

Organisers: Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of Limerick and Goethe-Institut Irland


28-29 March 2011
A special role for literature? Literatur in der DDR (und Irland)
International Colloquium with a special focus on teaching GDR literature
With German Book-Prize Winner Kathrin Schmidt


Monday, 28 March 2011
From 3.00pm on  Registration outside Wood Room, Plassey House

4pm - Welcome
Keynote lecture Eda Sagarra (Dublin) - 'The Federal Republic of Germany: a retrospective' followed by discussion and official announcement of Adjunct Professorship at the Centre for Irish-German Studies

5pm – A special role for literature? Literatur in der DDR (und Irland) - Diskussion mit Carlo Gebler (Enniskillen), Hugo Hamilton (Dublin), Frank Hörnigk (Berlin), Kathrin Schmidt (Berlin) und Ian Wallace (Bath)

6pm Millstream Common Room
Poster Presentation - First years students of German in UL
Light supper and book launch – Connections~Verbindungen: Irish-German Perspectives through Etching (Gerhardt Gallagher, Gisela Holfter, Mícheál Ó hAodha) – by H.E. Busso von Alvensleben, German Ambassador to Ireland

7pm Lesung Kathrin Schmidt Du stirbst nicht (2009) & wine reception


Tuesday 29 March 2011

3.00pm Wood Room, Plassey House

Frank Hörnigk (Berlin) – Heiner Müllers Geschichtsbegriff
Therese Hörnigk (Berlin) – Nachdenken über Christa Wolf 2011

4pm
Marieke Krajenbrink (UL) – DDR Lyrik in Unterricht und Forschung – Beispiel die Niederlande
Jeffrey Weiss (MIC) – Magdalenas Stimmen – zum autobiografischen Schreiben bei Jürgen Fuchs
Sabine Egger (MIC) – Johannes Bobrowskis Lyrik
Ian Wallace (Bath) – Volker Brauns Lyrik

5pm Kathrin Schmidt liest Gedichte

5.30pm Library Boardroom
Katja Scholz (UL) – Online Material zur DDR für den Unterricht (download ppt)
Annelie Eberhardt (GDI, Galway) – Literatur im DaF-Unterricht
Deirdre Byrnes (NUI Galway) – Rereading Monika Maron
Andreas Damm (UL) – Projects on the GDR in the classroom

anschließend bei Interesse Java‘s Café und gemütlicher Teil des Abends

25 February
Eighth Ralahine Utopian Studies Workshop University of Limerick
“Visions of Europe – Irish perspectives”
Jointly organised by Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies, the Centre for European Studies and the Centre for Irish-German Studies

11 March
Business German in Ireland Working Group German Embassy
"Vorsprung durch Deutsch"

10.30-10.45am Arrival
10.45am Welcome H.E. Busso von Alvensleben, German Ambassador to Ireland and Gisela Holfter (UL)

11.00am – Chairs Miriam Broderick (DIT) / Kristin Brogan (ITT & Co-Chair, Association of Third-level Teachers of German in Ireland)
A Need for German in Ireland? Current Challenges and Opportunities
Derek Scally (Irish Times)
Georgia Herlt (Goethe-Institut Irland)
Annelie Eberhardt (GDI - German Teachers in Ireland Association)
Pól Ó Dochartaigh (MRIA, Univ. of Ulster, Vice-President, Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland)

12.00pm – Chairs Gillian Martin (TCD) / Claire O’Reilly (UCC)
German in the Business Context in Ireland
Gerry O'Sullivan (Head of European Programmes, Higher Education Authority)
Patrick Bamming (Irish-German Chamber of Commerce)
Sarah O’Keeffe (IDA)
Angela Byrne (Enterprise Ireland)

1.00pm Light lunch (provided by the German Embassy)

2.00pm – Chairs Doris Devilly (NUIG) / Siobhan Mortell (UCC)
The Employers’ and Graduates’ Perspectives
Susan Moran (Global Head - Customer Interaction Centre, SAP)
Maria Tuffy (Arthur Cox, BCorp.Law International) and other former students of German

3.00pm – Chairs Danielle Martin (Shannon College) / Andreas Damm (UL)
The Situation of Current Students and New Developments in Business German
Rosanna Molloy (WIT)
and chairs of the earlier sessions – summary of main points made earlier and action plan

11th Conference of the Centre – 300 years Palatines in Ireland – September 2009
To mark the tercentenary of the arrival of Palatine settlers in Co. Limerick the Centre hosted a conference on the Palatines in Ireland on 4/5 September 2009. The event included a visit to the Palatine Museum in Rathkeale. Among the speakers was Dr Patrick O’Connor, author of People Make Places: The Story of the Irish Palatines (1989).

Lecture by Ingrid Wiltmann, (Wiesbaden), 2 April 2009
Editor of Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 1999) and Lebensgeschichten aus Israel (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 1998)

6th Masterclass for postgraduate students of the Centre for Irish-German Studies with Professor Christoph Houswitschka (Bamberg)

Reading by Jürgen Lodemann
NUI Galway DAAD-writer-in-residence Jürgen Lodemann read from his new novel Paradies, irisch, (Tübingen: Klöpfer und Meyer 2008). The event took place between 10 - 19 February 2009.

Concert with Clara Schumann songs
This event was a unique opportunity to listen to Clara Schumann songs performed by Elisabeth Goell. She was accompanied on a piano that was made for and owned by Clara Schumann and has been in Co. Donegal for more than one hundred years. The concert which took place on 7 February 2009 in the City Gallery in Perry Square, Limerick was organised by the Centre for Irish-German Studies in cooperation with the Irish World Academy for Music and Dance and the Arts Office in Limerick.
Irish-German Musical Event - 4.2.2009, University of Limerick

2nd October
Art exhibition: ‘Connections – Verbindungen’ An Irish-German Perspective through Etching.

By Margarethe Gerhardt and Gerhardt Gallagher. At the Glucksman Library, University of Limerick, 2nd – 24th October 2008. Opening of exhibition 2nd October 2008 in the Gluckman Library groundfloor at 4pm by David Lilburn, all welcome.

3rd October
German Re-unification Day

Joint venture with Doras in the Granary Library, Limerick. Participants came to listen to talks by Dr Gisela Holfter and Dr Joachim Fischer on connections between Germany and Ireland and enjoyed a reading by celebrated Irish-German author Hugo Hamilton. Friday, 3rd October, 12.30-2pm.


Christmas Reception
4th December

Christmas Reception, 4-5pm, East Room, Plassey House

10th Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies, 30. May – 1. June 2008

Centre for Irish-German Studies Lecture Series Spring 2008

11 April 2008 Austrian Literature
Austrian writer Doron Rabinovici and Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl (supported by the Austrian Embassy and in cooperation with LCS and the MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies) Doron Rabinovici, born in 1961, emigrated from his birthplace Tel Aviv to Vienna with his family and still lives in the Austrian capital today, where he got his university formation as a historian. Doron Rabinovici has been writing essays, short stories and novels since his students days. He has been awarded numerous literature prizes, most recently the Clemens-Brentano prize of Heidelberg and the Jean-Améry-prize, both in 2002.
Konstanze Fliedl, Studium der Germanistik, Kunstgeschichte und Theologie; Habilitation über Arthur Schnitzler, Universitätsprofessorin für neuere deutsche Literatur am Germanistischen Institut der Universität Salzburg. Arbeiten zur Literatur der Jahrhundertwende und zu österreichischen Schriftstellerinnen, zuletzt: »Österreichische Erzählerinnen. Prosa seit 1945« (1995); »Arthur Schnitzler. Poetik der Erinnerung« (1997); »Das andere Österreich. Eine Vorstellung« (1998); »Elfriede Gerstl« (Mithg., 2002); »Arthur Schnitzler im 20. Jahrhundert« (Hg., 2003).

8 April 2008 Dr Susan Cohen
'German academic women refugees and the British Federation of University Women, 1933- 1943'
Susan Cohen is an Honorary Fellow at the Parkes Institute for Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton. She has contributed numerous biographical articles to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and had papers published in numerous journals, including Patterns of Prejudice, History Today and the Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies. She is currently researching the role of women within British refugee organisations operating during the Nazi period ' German academic women refugees and the British Federation of University Women, 1933- 1943'

4 April 2008 His Excellency, the Austrian Ambassador Dr Walter Hagg
“Österreichisch-Irische Beziehungen und die aktuelle Situation in der EU”

Dr Walter Hagg became the new Austrian Ambassador in July 2007. Dr Hagg studied law at Vienna University. Following postings in the Austrian embassies in Rome and Paris he became Director and Head of Southern Europe Department: Italy, Holy See, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta. He was Austrian Ambassador to Luxembourg 2003-2007. He speaks English, French, Italian and some Russian and he received numerous high decorations inter alia from Austria, Italy (Grand Cross), France, Greece, Portugal.

7 March 2008 Prof Liliane Weissberg
"Hannah Arendt, Charlie Chaplin, and the Hidden Jewish Tradition"

Liliane Weissberg is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Centre in Folklore and Ethnography, the Jewish Studies Program, the Art History Graduate Group, and the Advisory Committee in Women's Studies.
Weissberg's interests focus on late eighteenth-century to early twentieth-century German literature and philosophy, and interdisciplinary studies. Much of her work has concentrated on German, European, and American Romanticism, but she has also written on the notion of representation in realism, on photography, and on literary and feminist theory. Her most recent books are a critical edition of Hannah Arendt's Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess (1997), which has received much attention, and the anthologies, Cultural Memory and the Construction of Identity (with Dan Ben-Amos, 1999) and Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race (with J. Gerald Kennedy, 2001).

9th Limerick conference in Irish-German Studies

"Heinrich Boell and Ireland – 50 years Irisches Tagebuch" 30. August - 1.September 2007

In 2007 we commemorate Heinrich Böll's 90th birthday. It is also the 50th anniversary of the first publication of his Irisches Tagebuch. Böll, who viewed Ireland as a kind of second home and who regularly spent time here after 1954, published in 1957 eighteen impressions (some of which had been in an earlier version previously appeared in the FAZ or other magazines) that form the Irisches Tagebuch, an unqualified success among critics and the reading public alike. Still today, German tourists read the book in preparation to their travels in Ireland and it is nearly impossible to overstate its influence. In academic writing it is described a "cult book" that created a wave of enthusiasm for Ireland. It has sold about 2 million copies and has influenced German impressions of Ireland like no other work. The conference concentrated not only on Böll but on Irish-German relations of the last 50 years and it also reflected on 10 years work of the Centre for Irish-German Studies at the University of Limerick (the 1st conference and the founding of centre took place in September 1997). Among the contributors to the conference were be Rene Böll, Heinrich's son, the Irish-German writer Hugo Hamilton, the German Ambassador H.E. Christian Pauls, the Irish Ambassador in Berlin H.E. David Donoghue, Senator Dr Martin Mansergh and John Gormley, TD, Imogen Stuart and many others.

Organisation: Dr Gisela Holfter

Guest Lecture by Goethe Institute Dublin Director Rolf Stehle April 5, 2007

The Centre for German-Irish Studies was delighted to host a Guest lecture by the Director of the Goethe Institute in Dublin, Mr Rolf Stehle. "The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. It further conveys a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life." (cf.Goethe Institut Dublin)

Rolf Stehle spoke about Irish-German cultural relations from:

1 to 12 in BM007 | 2 to 3pm in C1059 | Organisation: Katja Kaboth