We are delighted to welcome Anselma to give the next Sociology seminar. Fresh back from research leave, Anselma will be sharing recent thinking on how the East German past continues to play an important role in public discourse and individual lives in Germany. Her talk asks whether the GDR was a dictatorship and examines why that question matters so much. It explores anthropologically how directors of government-sponsored institutions came to construct and defend their view of the GDR as dictatorial, and it considers how aspects of their professional work turn the master-narrative of the ‘SED-dictatorship’ into emotionally felt ‘truth'. Full abstract here (PDF: 66KB).
We hope you will join us for the talk in CLB.563 at 4pm, followed by drinks and a buffet dinner in the GPS common room afterwards.
The sociology seminar series is now almost complete and you will see that we have an exciting and varied line-up of speakers to enjoy. The afternoon seminars are followed by drinks in the GPS common room and dinner somewhere local; the joint seminars with PEALS will include a buffet lunch.
Everyone is warmly welcomed to all the events which are listed via the attached link: Sociology Seminar Series 2013 - 14
Sociology PGR Workshop Series 2013-14
All sessions run from 12 to 2pm. Lunch will be provided. Sessions will be conducted in a variety of ways incl workshops, seminars, partial lectures.