Courses – Fall 2022 / History / HISTORY OF GERMANY

Coordinators: Caroline Thompson, Steve Allen

The German people have a long and complex history that has had a profound impact, both good and bad, on all of Europe and on the world. This three-term course examines this political, religious, and cultural history from the time of The Holy Roman Empire in 800 CE up to the current day.

In this second term, we will focus on Bismarck and his role in the creation of the country of Germany in 1871 and on how unresolved conflicts led to the First World War. In cultural history, we’ll examine German art, science, philosophy, literature and the intellectual legacy of fin-de-siecle Vienna.

A WEEK / WEDNESDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Fall 2022 Class Schedule: History of Germany




Sep 7

Caroline Thompson

Bismarck & the Unification of Germany

Sep 21 

Linda Downs

Nineteenth Century German Art and Architecture

Oct 5

Yom Kippur - No Classes

Oct 19

David Grossman

Reason and Romanticism in Nineteenth Century German Culture

Nov 2

Linda Downs

Twentieth Century German Art and Architecture

Nov 16

Steve Allen

Fin de Siecle Vienna

Dec 7

David Grossman

German Contributions to the Social Sciences and Industry

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