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Scholarly Publications

Beyond Reason: Wagner Contra Nietzsche

November 2016

Beyond Reason relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen,...

Edgar Salin and Social Theory in the Circle around Stefan George.

October 2016

Trying to extract political messages from poetry when political statements are not immediately self-evident can lead one quickly to speculative and even contradictory results.

Mythographer of Paradoxes: How Friedrich Kittler’s Legacy Matters

June 2016

Friedrich Kittler’s farewell words of 15 July 2011, delivered at the original building of the Institute for Cultural History and Theory at the Humboldt University of Berlin, where he had taught...

Other Publications

Die ewige Krise der Geisteswissenschaften - und wo ist ein Ende in Sicht?

August 2015

In a ceremonial address at the Annual Meeting of the German Rectors' Conference in Kaiserlautern, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht addressed "The eternal crisis of the humanities -- is there an end in sight?"...

'Goebbels: A Biography,' by Peter Longerich

May 2015

As Peter Longerich's definitive biography of Joseph Goebbels is published in English translation, Stanford emeritus professor James J.

The Debt Crisis Consummates the End of the European Nation States

September 2012

The debt crisis is clear: Smaller areas can be managed better than large nations. Therefore they should be autonomous - under the umbrella of the European Union.

News

Journal Article: "Preferences for International Redistribution: The Divide over the Eurozone Bailouts," written by Michael Bechtel, Jens Hainmueller and Yotam Margalit

June 2014

Research by Stanford professor Jens Hainmueller and co-writers Michael Bechtel and Yotam Margalit looks at the question of why European Union voters choose to support the financial bail out of...

Journal Article: "German Jewish Émigrés and U.S. Invention," written by Petra Moser, Alessandra Voena, and Fabian Waldinger

June 2014

The soon to be published journal article written by professors Petra Moser (Stanford), Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago) and Fabian Waldinger (University of Warwick) looks at the impact that...

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

June 2014

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

Events

What's Happening with Germany's Party System? Exploring the Emergence of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)

September 26, 2016

For many years, it seemed as if the German party system was immune to the temptations of right-wing populist parties.

Taking the Stand - project presentation and Q&A with survivors of the Holocaust

October 14, 2015

As part of a major speaking tour across the United States, author and award-winning filmmaker Bernhard Rammerstorfer will present his latest book and DVD project called “Taking the Stand: We have...

The Rise and Fall of Ernst Röhm: Männerbund, National Revolution, and the Coming of the Third Reich

April 23, 2015

Ernst Röhm (1887-1934) was an early member of the Nazi Party and Hitler’s closest friend.  As head of the Nazi SA (Sturmabteilung), Röhm was one of the most powerful men in the Third Reich, at...

Projects

The Origins of Democratic Institutions in Europe

What explains the variation in the democratic institutions of contemporary European and North American societies?The implications of electoral rules and legislative institutions for social and...
English

Semantic Information Systems and Visualization

Business InformaticsIn today’s businesses information technology plays a central role.
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People

Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian