PASSAGES OF EXILE SYMPOSIUM, MUNICH

I recently had the pleasure of presenting a paper at the Passages of Exile symposium at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Centre for Advanced Studies in Munich, hosted by Prof. Burcu Dogramaci and Dr Elizabeth Otto. A terrific symposium jam packed with new research in the field and preceded by a paper on by Prof Dawn Chatty, titled “Forced Migration: Contextualising the Syrian Refugee Crisis”. Following the symposium, a collection of essays will be published with Edition Text + Kritik in 2017 including my essay,  Photography, Flight and Exile in Cold War Germany

Arwed Messmer, using a print, call number BStU MfS HA IX Fo 2180 Bl. 0004. Presentation of an East German family and their West Berlin escape helpers Oliver Mierendorf and Karlheinz Hetschold after a failed smuggling attempt in an Opel Admiral car on September 21, 1973.

Arwed Messmer, using a print, call number BStU MfS HA IX Fo 2180 Bl. 0004. Presentation of an East German family and their West Berlin escape helpers Oliver Mierendorf and Karlheinz Hetschold after a failed smuggling attempt in an Opel Admiral car on September 21, 1973.