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Max Kade Institute & LACIS | Nineteenth Century Echoes: German Settlers and Explorers in South America

April 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on April 19, 2022 at 9:00 am

Free and open to the public. No registration required.
During the 1800s, emigrants from German-speaking Europe came not only to the United States and Canada; they were also drawn to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, and other countries in South America. At the same time, German explorers, scientists, and businessmen crisscrossed the Atlantic and traveled between the Northern and Southern continents, sharing experiences, and creating networks of knowledge.
Today, issues of international migration, language, identity, and global connectedness are as pertinent as ever. Nineteenth Century Echoes will put these questions into a historical context by focusing on German-speaking minority populations, travelers, and explorers in South America and their enduring influence into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Scholars from the Americas and Europe will give 40-minute presentations that touch on questions in anthropology, education, history, linguistics, natural science, and other fields.
For MORE INFORMATION about the Symposium, including the PROGRAM click go to: https://mki.wisc.edu/…/symposium-nineteenth-century…/