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Weimar dancing girls in black and white
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Weimar 1919-1933: Dancing on a Volcano

Weimar 1919-1933: Dancing on a Volcano. A conversation with the exhibition curators

A Lit & Phil lecture via Zoom

Wednesday May 5 at 6pm FREE

FREE, but if you would like to donate to support the good work of The Lit & Phil we would be very grateful.

Suggested donation: £3

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Are you interested in the Weimar Republic, Germany’s first democracy? Are you interested in photography? Then this talk is for you. You may remember that we were planning an exhibition exploring the Weimar Republic through the medium of archive photography, asking about its perceived contemporary resonances.

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COVID-19 has meant this exhibition has been on hold. However, neither COVID nor Hilary’s departure from Newcastle has meant that the exhibition won’t happen. As soon as it is safe, we plan to bring it to the Lit & Phil. COVID has slowed progress in some ways but it has also given us more to think about. Let’s remember that the Weimar Republic emerged not only from the turmoil of war and civil unrest but also at the time of the Spanish Flu pandemic. So, if you’re interested in hearing more about this exhibition, about the Weimar Republic or even just about archive photography, please come and join us in a conversation on Wednesday 5th May 2021 between 6-7pm.

About the curators:
Dr Hilary Potter is an academic teaching German (Culture, History, Language, Literature & Translation). She was based at Newcastle University last year but is currently employed by Royal Holloway, University of London. Nevertheless, she remains loyal to the north! You can read more about her here and download some of her writing here

Mark Epstein is a professional photographer, exhibition curator and a tutor at Edge Hill University, where he teaches photography and is also a teacher trainer. If you’re interested in his photography work, take a look here

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