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Competitors & Companions: Britons and Germans in the World (19th & 20th Century)

May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017
German Association for the Study of British History and Politics

Centre for British Studies
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

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Programme for ADEF-Conference


“Competitors & Companions: Britons and German in the World"


Julia Eichenberg, Humboldt University Berlin

Daniel Steinbach, University of Exeter

Tobias Becker, German Historical Institute 


Humboldt University Berlin

Centre for British Studies /Großbritannienzentrum

Mohrenstraße 60

10117 Berlin

Friday, 19 May

14.00 – 14.30           Arrival & Registration

14.30 – 15.00           Welcome & Opening Remarks

Christiane Eisenberg,

Director of the Centre for British Studies

Bernhard Dietz,

President of the ADEF

                             Julia Eichenberg, Humboldt University Berlin

Tobias Becker, German Historical Institute 

Daniel Steinbach, University of Exeter

15.00 – 17.00           Session I: Competitive Collaboration

Chair: Christiane Eisenberg, HU Berlin

Axel C. Hüntelmann, Charité, Berlin

The Foundation and early Establishment of Public Health Institutions in Germany and Britain around 1900

Volker Barth, University of Cologne

Competing Partners: The Global Collaboration between Reuters and Wolff, 1859-1934

Chris Bannister, University of London

The War of Words in the River Plate: Propaganda in Argentina during the Second World War

Tea Break

17.30 – 19.00           Keynote Lecture

Gaynor Johnson, University of Kent

Twentieth Century British Foreign Policy and the German Question

19.00 – 20.00           Drinks Reception

Saturday, 20 May

9.00–11.00                Session II: Post-War Re-encounters  

Chair: Wencke Meteling, University of Marburg

Ben Holmes, University of Exeter

‘To give hope must be our mission above everything else’: British Humanitarian Aid to post-war Germany, 1919-1925

Tara Windsor, University of Birmingham

‘If the students are cooperating today, surely there is hope for tomorrow!’: Student Associations and German-British Exchange after the First World War

Emily Oliver, University of Warwick

‘Fagin in Berlin Provokes a Riot’: Anti-Semitism and Anglo-German Relations in Occupied Germany

Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.30           Session III: Imperial Connections  

Chair: Bernhard Dietz, University of Mainz

Marine Fiedler, University of Bern / Sciences Po

Being a ‘Singaporer’ from Hamburg: The Relationships of a Hanseatic Family with the Britons of Singapore, 1840-1914

Daniel Steinbach, University of Exeter      

Nation – Race – Empire: Britons and Germans in Colonial Africa

Jan Rüger, Birkbeck - University of London

Anglo-German Smuggling; or: Writing Europe into the History of the British Empire

13.30 – 14.00           Final Discussion & Closing Remarks

14.00 – 15.00         Lunch

General Enquires: Julia Eichenberg,

Registration: ADEF / Bernhard Dietz,

German Association for the Study of British History and Politics (ADEF):

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