The Center for German and European Studies (CGES) at University of Wisconsin–Madison has received a fifth major grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), renewing the center’s funding through December 2016.
“The competition for funding this time around was more intense than in the past, and we are extremely grateful to DAAD and the German government for its continuous support since the center’s founding 17 years ago,” says CGES Director Pamela Potter, professor of German and Music.
“This new round of funding will allow us to continue the exciting transatlantic work we saw in the past year, including innovative projects on the environment,” Potter says. “Gregg Mitman’s groundbreaking experiment with the ‘Anthropocene Slam’ in Madison and the accompanying exhibit in Munich are perfect examples.”
CGES will pursue three international, interdisciplinary research projects involving students, faculty, and visiting scholars: “Responding to Contemporary Challenges in Germany” (Myra Marx Ferree, Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology); “Germany and the World: Transformation and Transmission of Ideas, Ideologies, and Identities” (Potter); and “Environmental Futures” (G. Mitman, Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies).