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Modern Languages at Bangor to host The GDR Today III

Bangor University is delighted to be hosting the third in a series of postgraduate conferences, entitled The GDR Today, on 6-7 April 2017. The series was launched in January 2014 at the University of Birmingham and subsequently held in September 2015 at the University of Bristol, and aims to bring together postgraduate researchers working on the history and memory of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

The papers presented in Birmingham and Bristol exhibited a wide range of fresh approaches to conceptualizing the GDR and its legacy in contemporary Germany. They showcased how research on both marginalized aspects and more central themes of GDR memory and culture can help to understand East Germany beyond established debates and thus provide new perspectives. The GDR Today III aims to revisit the projects that were introduced in the two previous events and continue discussions about the place of GDR studies today.

For more information, please download the programme here. If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to to register. 

Publication date: 10 March 2017