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University Lecture: “Benjamin Franklin And The Germans: A Transatlantic Encounter In The Age Of Enlightenment”

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Lecture: “Benjamin Franklin And The Germans: A Transatlantic Encounter In The Age Of Enlightenment”
with Jürgen Overhoff, Professor for History of Education at the University of Münster, Germany

This lecture explores Benjamin Franklin’s evolving attitudes towards Germans on either side of the Atlantic, between 1740 and 1787, and how they contributed to his perspective on transatlantic relations at large; – a fascinating historical background, as we in the 21st century debate the impact of global summits, one-on-one encounters between world leaders, and ordinary citizens meeting across national borders. Followed by reception. Funding provided by the University Lectures Knapp Fund.
Juergen Overhoff, is Professor for History of Education at the University of Munster, in Germany.

Funding for this lecture is provided by the University Lectures Knapp Fund.

Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, Department of German, Nordic, Slavic; Wisconsin Historical Society, Friends of the Max Kade Institute

Venue

Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI

Organizer

Max Kade Institute
Phone:
608-262-7546
Email:
apetty@wisc.edu