Exhibition Opening: "kNOw Women in German"
Saturday, February 18th, 6:00pm,
Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
With a keynote lecture on "Disciplining Germanistik: Gender and Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Berlin" by Liliane Weissberg. Wine Reception to Follow.
The exhibition will be open through March 3rd 2006, Mo - Fr 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Who was able to study at a German university in the ﬁrst half of the 20th century? And who could receive a PhD from Berlin’s famous Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität? How did academia shape the education of German students, especially of women? This exhibition explores the everyday life of students in Berlin. It focuses both on the history of Germanistik and on women students. Women only gained access to German universities in 1908 and had practically no opportunity to work in academia after graduation. Levke
Harders’ exhibit shows how the education and professional careers of women developed over time. Another topic is the difﬁ cult situation of Jewish students due to Nazi politics.
The changing patterns of academia and of German Studies are documented through the lives of Jewish and non-Jewish women at Berlin University. The challenging life and career
paths of women Germanists explore a range of professional problems and possibilities.
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