(2014) 25/14 Event Series: Beyond the Wall

25 years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th and Germany and the world are caught in celebrating, commemorating, and debating the event. With the “25×14″ event series the Third Generation Ost USA network wants to contribute to a broader visibility of events happening at various universities across the United States. We hope that this collaboration raises awareness for those universities teaching about the German Democratic Republic, and also shows the interdisciplinary approaches to the GDR in the United States. Overall, we hope that the event series will strengthen our idea of networking and future cooperation. We have asked universities across the United States to share their events with us. During the next months, you will find information about the various dealing with the history of the GDR and the 25th anniversary of its sudden demise. The events range from seminars, film screenings to public theater performances and clearly show the multifaceted character of the GDR and of GDR scholarship.