This workshop will be held as an in-person event on the ASU campus in the North Carolina mountains with a hybrid option.  To access the panel sessions, please login here. To get access the Prof. Feiner's keynote lecture, please register at before the start of his presentation.

The in-person workshop will be held at Belk Library and Information Commons, ASU's main library, which is located at the center of campus (218 College St.) and the Reich College of Education, which is located next to the library (151 College St.). The workshop panels will take place at Belk Library, Room 421 (4th floor). The keynote lecture will be held at Reich College of Education, Lecture Hall Room 124 (1st floor). There will be signage in the buildings to guide participants.





Belk Library & Information Commons


Thursday, March 24, 2022

9:00 am-1:30pm:        Participants arrive in Boone. List of local lunch spots provided with registration packet.

1:30-3:30 pm:        Workshop Panel I: “The Haskalah and European Enlightenment Revisited” (Chair: Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, ASU; Comment: Malachi Hacohen, Duke University)

3:30-4:30:        Coffee Break and Information Session on Grants and Fellowships to Study in Germany (co-hosted with American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation)

4:30-6:30 pm:        Public Keynote Address, Prof. Shmuel Feiner, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, "The Haskalah Project of Secularization: Challenging ‘The Religious Turn," Reich College of Education Room 124. Discussion to follow.

7:00-9:00 pm:        Reception for and Keynote Dinner with Prof. Shmuel Feiner, Basil's Restaurant, 246 Wilson Dr. (walking distance from the hotel -- see here)


Reich College of Education

Friday, March 25, 2022

7:30-8:30 am:      Breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott.

8:30-10:30 am:      Workshop Panel II: “Teaching German and German-Jewish Studies in the Twenty-First Century" (Chair: Beverly Moser, German Studies, ASU; Comment: Ruth von Bernuth, UNC-Chapel Hill

10:30-11:00 am:    Coffee break

11:00 am -1:00 pm:      Workshop Panel III: “Democracy: Past, Present, Future” (Chair: Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, German Studies, ASU; Comment: Joe White, Philosophy, ASU)

1:00-2:00 pm:        Strategy session for Southeast German Studies Consortium, to be held during lunch (provided at in-person event).

2:00 pm:                Workshop adjourns