Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

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Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies

Moravian College, Bethlehem, PAApril 7, 2018
at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all students who attended the eighth annual conference and presented their research projects in German Studies. The large variety and high quality of the papers and posters and the meaningful and stimulating discussions following each session were truly impressive. We also want to convey our deep gratitude to our colleagues for mentoring their students to reach these remarkable levels of achievement in German Studies and also for accompanying them to the conference and moderating a session.

The jury had a difficult task to select the best papers. The decision was aided by the following criteria:

  1. Clarity and subtlety of the thesis (argument)
  2. Recognition of and critical work with the multiplicity of interpretive voices
  3. Recognition of the complexity of primary sources
  4. Elegance and persuasiveness in answering the questions from the audience

The Max Kade Prize for the best research project and presentation
is awarded to:

Anna Lane (Macalester College, MN)

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order):

Philip Decker (Swarthmore College, PA)
Emily Durell (Albright College, PA)
Sarah Mudrick (Lafayette College, PA)
Jianwen Xu (University of California, Berkeley, CA)

Axel Hildebrandt, Associate Professor of German, Moravian College
Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, Professor of German, Lafayette College
Heikki Lempa, Associate Professor of History, Moravian College

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