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Moravian to Host Conference on German Studies

Belinda DavisBethlehem, Pa., March 24, 2011--Undergraduate students will present research at Moravian College in a variety of fields related to the German-speaking world, including literature, film and culture, history, religion, music, political science, economics, and natural sciences. The German Studies Conference, organized jointly by Moravian College and Lafayette College, will be held on Saturday, March 26, in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex on Moravian’s Main Street Campus.

Professor Belinda Davis from Rutgers University will present the keynote address, "What was '1968', What was the 'Student Movement'? Activism's Dimensions in West Germany,” at 12:45 p.m. Professor Davis, a leading historian of women, family, and political activism in twentieth-century Germany, is widely known for her books and articles in the United States and Germany. Davis is author or co-editor of three books and more than thirty articles, on topics including popular politics, gender and activism, history of everyday life, policing and terror, and consumption.

There is no fee for the conference but registration is required for all attendees must register at http://home.moravian.edu/public/conferences/germanStudies/

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.