Geoff Eley – Empire by Land or Sea? Germany’s Imperial Imaginary, 1870-1945

13 May 2010 – This talk seeks to take stock of the current upsurge of interest in German colonialism in order to revisit the much older debates of the 1960s and 1970s prompted by the Fischer Controversy and the work of Hans-Ulrich Wehler concerning social imperialism, the sources of German authoritarianism, and the continuities in German expansionism between Bismarck and Hitler.

Christopher Browning – Memories of Survival: The Starachowice Factory Slave Labour Camps

9 June 2009 – Professor Christopher Browning (University of North Carolina) Memories of Survival: The Starachowice Factory Slave Labour Camps Christopher Browning is Frank Porter Graham Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. One of the world’s leading historian of the Holocaust, he has published very widely on all aspects of Nazi extermination policy.