UH West O'ahu DVS Dr. Robert Moeller to discuss postwar Germany April 14

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 689-2604
Public Information Officer, Communications Department
Posted: Apr 7, 2014

Dr. Robert Moeller
Dr. Robert Moeller

The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu welcomes Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. Robert G. Moeller, professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, and a leading researcher in the areas of gender, war, and memory in postwar Germany. Moeller will discuss “Back to the Future? History and Memory in Berlin, 2005-1945” during a presentation at UH West Oʻahu on April 14. Focusing on the city of Berlin in its three postwar forms (East, West, and post-unification), Moeller will examine the myriad ways in which Germans remembered (and simultaneously forgot) various aspects of the Second World War over a sixty year period, through the production of public memorials and monuments, touring exhibits, film, artwork, and political demonstrations.

Author of the award-winning book War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany (2001) and Protecting Motherhood: Women and the Family in the Politics of Postwar West Germany (1993), Moeller has also served on the editorial boards of the American Historical Review, the Journal of Modern History, and Central European History and as an editorial consultant for Feminist Studies. Over the course of his career, he has received fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies/Ford Foundation, German Marshall Fund, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation, and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. While at UC Irvine, Moeller served as chair of the Department of History and associate dean of the School of Humanities.

“Back to the Future? History and Memory in Berlin, 2005-1945” with Dr. Robert G. Moeller happens Monday, April 14 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the UH West Oʻahu Campus Center C225. The event is free and open to the public, and made possible by the UH West O‘ahu Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program. Light refreshments will be served.

UH West O‘ahu became a four-year, regional comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen in fall 2007. The University offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. UH West O‘ahu serves approximately 2,400 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus that opened in the City of Kapolei in 2012. For more information, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu, twitter.com/uhwestoahu, facebook.com/uhwestoahu or call (808) 689-2800 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.