The Many Faces of Germany
(Introduction by Professor Werner Holly, University of Chemnitz)
We are used to seeing the German-speaking area of Europe as a large, sometimes threatening state – but for almost all of its history Germans have lived in fragmented, weak mini-semi-states. In this entertaining talk, Simon Winder analysed the myriad, strange ways in which Germans have been ruled and the profound impact this has had on German culture.
Simon Winder is the author of The Man Who Saved Britain (2006), Germania (2010) and Danubia (2013). He lives in London and has worked as a publisher at Penguin Books for twenty years.
Following Simon Winder’s Talk:
‘Der andere Blick – Germany & Austria Untold’
Southampton students portrayed how they see places they got to know in Germany and Austria, where they spent a year studying or working as part of their degree.
Here are some impressions of the event: