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Undergraduate Conference

Six German Students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Present Their Research at Undergraduate Conference at Lafayette College

In March 2012, six students from the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Bi-College Department of German got the opportunity to present their research at an Undergraduate Conference in German Studies. The Bryn Mawr Provost's Office generously supported the students' travel to the event. The conference was jointly organized by Lafayette and Moravian Colleges and hosted by Lafayette College. The projects presented at the conference had been selected by the organizers from among dozens of entries. Student participants came from states as far away as Virginia and Texas, and the conference provided an excellent chance for students to mingle with peers from other institutions, exchange ideas, and share their research with a large and very engaged audience. The papers presented by Haverford's and Bryn Mawr's students covered a wide range of topics: Pennsylvania Dutch and Pennsylvania German identity; post-war German cinema; Joseph Beuys; Hitler's failure as an artist-politician; and the use of English loan words in German. "Haverford's and Bryn Mawr's German students did an outstanding job presenting their research, and the manner in which they fielded a wide variety of questions from the lively audience was quite impressive. They were fabulous representatives of the bi-co German Studies community," said Prof. Imke Meyer of Bryn Mawr, who accompanied the students to the conference.

The conference's Max Kade Prize for the best research project and presentation went to Hannah Foley of Franklin and Marshall College. Honorable mentions went to Christopher Graves of the Uniiversity of Texas at Austin, and to Kim Wegel of Haverford College. Kim's presentation was entitled "Beuys and Chardin: On Immortality and Inheritance."

Undergraduate Conference

Bi-College German Students at the Lafayette/Moravian College Undergraduate Conference in German Studies. From left to right: Ian Gavigan (HC), Prof. Imke Meyer (BMC), Mary Lane (HC), Emilee Finkelstein (BMC), Kim Wegel (HC), Minerva Pinto (BMC), and Chantal Deaton (BMC).

    Audience Members

    Audience Members at the Conference

     

     

    Participants

    Student Presenters at the Conference