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April 2017

Study In Rome The Smart Way: Making The Most Of Your Temple Rome Experience

April 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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A Panel with Former and Current Italian Majors and TU Rome Alumni • Do you plan to study abroad at Temple Rome? • Do you wish to make the most of your time there? • Do you think your Study Abroad Experience should be an integral part of your career path? • Thinking about graduate school and wondering how your TU Rome experience can help with your application? If you answered yes to one or more of the above, this…

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Martin Luther and the Reformation in Saxony (500th Anniversary)

April 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Johannes Träger

Speaker: Johannes Träger, University of Leipzig Johannes Träger will examine Martin Luther and the Reformation, reflections about Luther's motherland Saxony, the beginning of Reformation, Luther's "Thesenanschlag" and the actual implication of "Reformation 2017". The lecture will be given in German. Johannes Träger was born in 1980 in Germany. He studied history, theology and pedagogy and teaches history at University of Leipzig and history/religious education at secondary school. He is a PhD-Candidate in church history, with his main focus on reformation…

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French Café

April 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
622 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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French Café with Prof. Gabriel Learn French in a casual setting while enjoying free coffee and donuts. Everyone is welcome.

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The New Paris: The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement

April 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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lindsey tramuta

Speaker: Lindsey Tramuta, Author Hailing from Fort Washington, Lindsey Tramuta is a Temple University French alumna who went on to pursue a master's in global communication at the American University of Paris. She currently works as a freelance writer for The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Afar Magazine, and other international publications, and as a consultant for advertising agencies. This discussion will focus on her debut book, The New Paris: The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement. In her…

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October 2017

Afterlives of Russian Revolution: 100 Years of Remembering the Artistic and Political Revolutions of 1917

October 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Speaker: Kevin Platt, University of Pennsylvania A century ago this fall, the course of global history was transformed by the allied, twin forces of the October Revolution and a revolution of modernist art and literature. In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed amid nearly universal consensus that the communist project had failed, at a moment when artists and philosophers were declaring the death of modernism in the new age of the postmodern. What was the meaning of the revolution as it…

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Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Le

October 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Speaker: Ann Marie Ackermann, Author Co-sponsored by Temple University German Society. Join us for a tale of murder, escape, heroism and redemption as Ann Marie Ackermann presents her book Death of an Assassin. The first volunteer killed defending Robert E. Lee’s position in battle was really a German assassin. After fleeing to Philadelphia to escape prosecution for murder, the assassin enlisted in a German company of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Mexican-American War and died defending Lee s battery at…

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Transcending The Reformation/Counter-Reformation: A Contemporary Dialogue on the 500th Anniversary of Luther s Call for Reform

October 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall,
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Keynote Speaker: Len Swidler, Temple University It has been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Although there is sketchy historical proof of this happening, it was an event that changed the world – and this great anniversary in 2017 will be marked in fitting style, not just in Wittenberg but across Germany and the world. Luther and his Reformation transformed Western Civilization and impacted all nations with its…

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February 2018

Screening and Q A Celebrating Black History Month with Italian Ghanaian Director and Activist Fred Kuwornu

February 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, born and raised in Italy, is an Italian - Ghanaian activist, producer, writer, and  director based in Brooklyn, NY and Rome. In 2010, after working with the production crew of Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna 2008 , he produced and directed the award-winning documentary Inside Buffalo, about the untold story of the African-American soldiers of the 92nd Infantry Division, who valiantly fought side-by-side with Italian partisans against the Nazis along the Gothic Line, mainly in Tuscany.…

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Film Screening: La vita è bella Life is Beautiful, 1997

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CHAT Lounge- 10th Floor Gladfelter Hall,
1115 Polett Wak
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Director: Roberto Benigni A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice, meets Dora, a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosue. Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. Determined to shelter his son from the horrors of his surroundings, Guido convinces Giosue that their time in the camp is merely a game. Hosted by the Italian Cultural…

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March 2018

The 1891 New Orleans Italian Lynching and the Limits of State Power to Protect and Control Immigration

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Lauren Braun

Speaker: Lauren Braun-Strumfels, Raritan Valley Community College This talk offers a corrective to the literature on the 1891 lynching of eleven Italians in New Orleans that tends to focus on the crime in the domestic sphere, and leaves out the powerful and significant repercussions in Italian-U.S. diplomatic relations that expanded the Italian mission to specifically include the protection of immigrants. Following the lynching the diplomatic service would become increasingly focused on cultural and political moves toward restricting Italians from entering…

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