Dr Patricia Hogwood will take part in the launch event of the interdisciplinary research project ‘Zeitgeist: What does it mean to be German in the 21st century?’, hosted by the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham. ZEITGEIST brings together researchers in German politics, philosophy, economics, literature, film, history, theology, and the environment.

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The first seminar addresses the impact of German unification on East Germany and takes place on 5th November 2010, 4.30-6.30pm.


Dr Rainer Hillebrand (IGS) ‘Twenty years after unification: economic achievements and shortcomings’
Dr Patricia Hogwood (University of Westminster, DPIR) ‘East Germans: subjective well-being and the West German ‘reference culture’’

If you would like to attend the seminar, please register by email: [email protected]


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