GHI Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

Thu. Jul. 5, 2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
In this anniversary year of the end of World War I in 1918, the GHI-GSP Fellows pursue research into various aspects of that devastating war. They will present their findings in a luncheon seminar to the members of the German Society on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in the Ratskeller from 12 noon-2 pm. All are welcome. We ask that you bring a brown bag lunch; coffee and cold drinks will be made available by the Society. For more information, call 215-627-2332 or email
Andreas Hübner (Universität Flensburg), is working on a large project on the treatment of the German minority during World War I. Having just published a book on the Germans of New Orleans, Hübner is now engaging in research about German Americans in Pennsylvania and especially in Philadelphia. He follows the accusations of disloyalty and even sabotage that impacted the life of the well-integrated Germans as the country officially claimed neutrality in the war.
Christopher Cusack (Radboud University/HAN University) is exploring a much neglected aspect of the growing nationalist spirit in the country by comparing German-American and Irish-American responses to WWI, particularly in fiction and journalism. Cusack studies how the writers deal with the issue of ethnicity, as the war had a large impact on the formation of diasporic identities. German and Irish Americans experienced conflicts of identity, as they felt they had to negotiate a precarious balance between allegiance to their home and host countries.
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