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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

The North East German Network Launch Event

2nd December 2014, 16:30, Courtyard, Old Library Building, Newcastle University

The North East German Network is part of the developing national ‘Think German’ network which is being initiated by universities in various regions across the UK. NEGN is dedicated to productive cross-cultural cooperation involving schools, cultural organizations, businesses, and policy-makers. The NEGN website will be a portal to all things German for schools, students, businesses and indeed for all those who have an interest in the German language and its culture within the North East region.

The School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University are very grateful for the generous support provided by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany which has enabled the North East German Network to be created.

RSVP by Tues 25 November 2014 to

Sophie Stewart : Sophie.Stewart2@ncl.ac.uk

Programme for NEGN Launch

16.30 Welcome: Dr Elizabeth Andersen (Director of the NEGN project)

16.35 Welcome to Newcastle University: Pro Vice Chancellor, Newcastle University

16.40 The Think German Network: Dr. Susanne Frane, Department of Culture and Education, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

16.50 Presentation of the NEGN website: Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill (Head of German, Durham University), Maria Wockenfuss (Erasmus intern, Rostock University), Rosie Anderson (final year student, Newcastle University)

17.05 Information for teachers: What’s on offer, how to get involved

  • UK-German Connection
  • Routes into Languages North East

17.15 Schwitters@Newcastle. German Modernism in the North East: Prof Henrike Lähnemann (Newcastle University)

Contact jan-okke.baumbach@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.