UCL European Institute


German Responses to Violence

09 June 2017, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Holocaust Memorial

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UCL German invite you to a discussion on 'responses to violence' to celebrate the launch of four new monographs on the topic by UCL scholars.

Friday 9 June, 6.00-7.30pm

Friday 9th June

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IAS Common Ground
South Wing
Wilking Building
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Wars and mass violence have played a fundamental part in modern German history. We discuss reactions to the violence by soldiers and civilians, the political and cultural protest movements that such violence helped engender, and the ways in which comedy played an important part in responses to violence.

The session will be presented by Professor Stephanie Bird, Dr Mererid Puw Davies and Professor Mark Hewitson (UCL German). Stephanie is interested in representations of the Second World War and the Holocaust that incorporate comedy, Mererid has written extensively on anti-authoritarian protest movements and Mark researches the relationship between military conflicts and violent acts.