6 Nov - 1 Dec 2019. Films, Discussions, Music
Goodbye Socialism, Hello Capitalism: The Revolutions of 1989 in Europe and what remains
From 6 Nov to 1 Dec, discussions, films and a concert by the legendary Czech band The Plastic People of the Universe will take place in Regensburg. The series of public events addresses the legacies of the Revolutions of 1989 across East-Central Europe.
The full programme can be found here.
6 Nov, 18:00, Haidplatz 8 - Discussion: Ostbayern: Vom Zonenrandgebiet zur Mitte Europas. Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Kultur von den 1980er Jahren bis heute
10 Nov, 16:00, Leerer Beutel - Discussion with Plastic People of the Universe, followed by a concert at 20:00
19 Nov, 19:00, EBW, Am Ölberg 2 - Discussion: 1989 – Eine verpasste Chance? Das Erbe der Revolutionen im ehemaligen Ostblock
24 Nov, 14:00, Kino am Ostentor - Film: 12:08 Bucharest East
1 Dec, 14:00, Kino am Ostentor - Film: The Lust for Power/ Meciar
The Federal "Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung" is the main funder of this series of public events. The programme is coordinated by IOS, GS-OSES and CITAS, with support from numerous partners across the university and city.
29.10.2019, 18:30, Haus der Begegnung, Hinter der Grieb 8
Prof. Dr. Joy Castro (U of Nebraska-Lincoln): reading and discussion of her novel with Prof. Dr. Ursula Regener
CITAS is pleased to be collaborating with the Regensburg European-American Forum (REAF), with Prof. Dr. Joy Castro discussing and reading from her work in the centre of Regensburg at Haus der Begegnung on 29 October. Prof. Dr. Ursula Regener (UR) will be chairing the discussion and reading from the German translation of Joy Castro's writing.
She will also be speaking at a REAF Roundtable on 30 October at 16:00 in room ZH6. There she will discuss Writing Memoir, Writing Crime: Creative Vision as Sociopolitical Intervention.
For more information, check out the REAF Facebook page.
Visiting author Prof. Dr. Joy Castro will read flash essays from her creative nonfiction collection Island of Bones; a selection from Hell or High Water, her literary crime novel set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; and a new and forthcoming short story, "Betrayed." Prof. Dr. Ursula Regener (Universität Regensburg) will read from the German translation.
Castro's work probes the intersections of violence, power, sex, gender, race, and poverty. Also a critic of literature and film, she is the Willa Cather Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Born in Miami, raised in England and West Virginia, and educated in Texas, Joy Castro is the award-winning author of the memoir The Truth Book, two literary thrillers set in post-Katrina New Orleans: Hell or High Water and Nearer Home, the essay collection Island of Bones, and the short fiction collection How Winter Began. Her work has appeared in venues including Ploughshares, Senses of Cinema, Brevity, Fourth Genre, North American Review, Salon, Afro-Hispanic Review, Gulf Coast, and the New York Times Magazine. Winner of the Nebraska Book Award and an International Latino Book Award, Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, an alternate for the Berlin Prize, editor of the anthology Family Trouble, and a former Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University, she’s the Willa Cather Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and Latinx studies.
Lecutre - in cooperation with IOS and GS-OSES
THURS, 19 SEPT, 18:00-20:00, Altes Finanzamt, Landshuster Str. 4, Room 017
Dirk Wiese, Member of the Bundestag
Ostpolitik? Realpolitik? Deutsch-russische Beziehungen seit der Ukraine-Krise
On Thursday, 19 September 2019, Dirk Wiese, MdB, the German federal government's coordinator for intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership Countries, will give a public talk in Regensburg. Wiese will address the cooperation between Russia and Germany since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine in 2014. Since then, relations between Russia and Germany (or indeed Europe) have worsened gravely. The event is jointly organized by CITAS, the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies and the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (GS-OSES).
Wiese, a member of the Budenstag, will address different aspects of the problems in the relationship between Russia and Germany as well as the European Union since the emergence of the Ukraine crisis in 2014. He will also present possible approaches for their solution.
Dirk Wiese, MdB studied law and is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. He has been a member of the Bundestag, the German Parliament, since 2013. In April 2018, he was appointed as coordinator of the German federal government for the intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and the countries of the Eastern Partnership.
Cooperation: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Center for International and GSOSES.
Where: Regensburg - WiOS Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg, Room 017
When: Thursday, 19.09.2019, 6-8 p.m.