German Campus Weeks 2018: “Shaping Germany”

Campus Weeks 2018The UO Department of German and Scandinavian, together with the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., would like to invite faculty and students to participate in a series of events for German Campus Weeks 2018. This year’s topic is “Shaping Germany” and focuses mostly on the internal factors that are contributing to what Germany will look like in 20, 30 or 50 years. In a changing world, Germany is changing, too. Though we cannot look into the future, we may see glimpses of it when we look at the forces shaping Germany and Europe right now, such as women’s rights and women’s issues as well as the continued immigration and migration crisis in Germany and Europe.

Events include a lecture series with national and international presenters, a bi-weekly film series on the topic of migration, and a self-guided poster exhibit, “Germany – Integrating Immigrants” with individual stories and viewpoints from refugees on display in the Global Scholars hall. Most lectures and events will take place in the first two weeks in November, the film series is ongoing. All events are free and open to the public.



Current Schedule (subject to change)

Lectures and Presentations:

DateTimeLocationPresenterPresentation Topic
11/6/20182pm108 CondonDr. Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez, Portland State University“The Terrorist Gaze: The Representation of RAF Women in German Film and Photography” 
11/8/20186pmLLC South Performance HallDr. Sara Jackson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst“The Woman Question from Mayreder to Merkel” Click here for more information!
11/15/20185pmLLC South Performance HallDr. Judith Lechner, Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge“How the refugee “crisis” turned into a Neo-Nazi crisis” Click here for more information!

Sara E Jackson the Woman Question        Carrie Collenberg Gonzales on RAF Women      Judith Lechner "Neo Nazi Crisis" poster   Campus Weeks Schedule


Film Series:

Film screenings take place every other Thursday from 6-8 PM in Fall Term in GSH 103. Light refreshments are served, films are introduced by various UO faculty members.

DateFilm TitleDescription
10/4/2018“Gegen die Wand”/”Head On”(2004, drama) by Fatih Akin
10/18/2018"Die Fremde”/”When We Leave”

(2010, drama) by Feo Aladag

–Introductory remarks by Dr. Craig Parsons, Head, Political Science

11/1/2018“Dreiviertelmond”/”Three Quarter Moon”

(2011, drama/comedy) by Christian Zübert

–Introductory remarks by Dr. Susan Anderson, Department of German and Scandinavian


(2011, comedy) by Yasemin und Nesrin Samdereli

–Short Introduction by Dr. Nathalie Hester, Head of the European Studies Program

1/29/2019“Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.”/”We are young. We are strong.”

(2014, drama) by Burhan Qurbani

–Short Introduction by Dr. Sonja Boos, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of German and Scandinavian

Die Fremde poster    Dreiviertelmond poster  Almanya Poster  Wir sind jung wir sind stark posterGegend Die Wand poster


The Exhibit will be on display in the Global Scholars Hall during the first two weeks in November.

Exhibition Germany – Integrating Immigrants with individual stories and viewpoints from refugees, German volunteers and professionals who work towards better integration.

Portland Business Trip:

UO Students (business and German majors) will visit German Portland-based German companies in late November led by Matthias Vogel. More info at

This event is organized by the Department of German & Scandinavian, and co-sponsored by:

  • the Department of German & Scandinavian
  • the UO College of Arts & Sciences
  • the German Embassy

German Embassy Washington Logo Gerscan Department Logo College of Arts and Sciences Logo


The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance. For further information contact Matthias Vogel at or 541-346-4053.