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Moravian College to Host Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies

German Studies

Bethlehem, Pa., April 16, 2015—Moravian College will host the fifth Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies on Saturday, April 18. Co-organized by Lafayette College and Moravian College, the conference will give students the opportunity to present their research in German-related fields, the study of German literature, film and culture, art history, music, philosophy, history and politics.

Students from more than a dozen colleges and universities will present their research during the day-long program. More than twenty students will present talks organized into sessions that will be moderated by faculty members from participating institutions. The sessions include: German and Austrian History, 20th Century Literature, 18th-20th Century Music and Literature, Media and Politics, and Art and Society.

Moravian College History Major Kyle Davies ’15 will present "The Ineffective Rescue of European Jews, 1933-1945" as part of the on German and Austrian History section.

Dr. David Imhoof

The Keynote lecture, “War and Records: Sound Studies of the Third Reich,” will be presented at 11 a.m. by Dr. David Imhoof, associate professor of history at Susquehanna University.

In addition to Moravian College and Lafayette College, other institutions represented by students or faculty members are Concordia University, Cornell University, Franklin & Marshall College, Lehigh University, Nazareth College, New York University, Stetson University, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, and the University of Connecticut.

Faculty members serving as conference organizers are Axel Hildebrandt, assistant professor of German, Moravian College; Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, professor of German, Lafayette College; and Heikki Lempa, associate professor of History, Moravian College. For more information on the conference and the program visit the website at: 

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the event sponsor, Axel Hildebrandt, Department of Foreign Languages, or call 610-861-1395.

Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college and the first to educate women. For over 270 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, cultural values and global issues, ethics, and aesthetic expression and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.