Philosophische Fakultät, Historisches Seminar

Vietnamese Life in Erfurt: Closing Event

29. Sep 2023, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Stadtteiltreff Berolina (Berliner Pl. 11, 99091 Erfurt)
Vietnamese life in Erfurt
Oral-History-Forschungsstelle an der Universität Erfurt
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public (max. 30)

Conclusion of the event series "Vietnamese Life in Erfurt" with film clips from the film "Lonig & Havendel" and subsequent discussion with the director Claudia Tuyết Scheffel.

All dates of the series:

April 29, 4-7 p.m.: Kick-off event with the HỘI NGƯỜI VIỆT NAM ERFURT (Vietnamese Association of Thuringia): Introduction to the topic and traditional dance |Kulturhaus Asia Großmarkt | An der Lache 39, 99086 Erfurt.

May 13, 1-5 p.m.: Anti-racism workshop with Vũ Vân Phạm: "Vietnamese contract labor and community in East Germany: looking at pogroms and anti-Asian racism" | registration at: required | Stadtteiltreff Berolina | Berliner Pl. 11, 99091 Erfurt | (max. 20participants* possible).

June 16, 5-7 p.m.: Panel discussion on "Vietnamese life and anti-Asian racism in Germany" | Stadtteilbibliothek Berliner Platz | Berliner Pl. 1, 99091 Erfurt | (max. 50 participants possible)

June 29, 3-5 p.m.: Online lecture and subsequent discussion with Dr:in Thuc Linh Nguyen Vu about Vietnamese communities in Poland| The event will be held in English. | Access:

July 12, 4-6 p.m.: Narrative Café on the topic of foreign students in the GDR | Ateliercafé of the Bauhaus University Weimar | Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse 6a 99423 Weimar (in the courtyard of the main building)

September 2, 3-5 p.m.: Storytelling Café for former contract workers and migrants who came to Erfurt in GDR times/the 1990s, and all those who want to talk about their "arrival" in Erfurt | Stadtteiltreff Berolina | Berliner Pl. 11, 99091 Erfurt | (max. 30 participants possible)

September 15, 5-7 p.m.: Reading with author Công Tiến Nguyễn |Band "Gastland": short stories about the Vietnamese diaspora in Germany | Stadtteiltreff Berolina | Berliner Pl. 11, 99091 Erfurt | (max. 30 participants* possible)

September 29, 6-9 p.m.: Closing with film excerpts from the film "Lonig & Havendel" and subsequent discussion with the director Claudia Tuyết Scheffel | Stadtteiltreff Berolina | Berliner Pl. 11, 99091 Erfurt | (max. 30 participants possible)

About the series

Under the title "Vietnamese Life in Erfurt", the Oral History Research Unit at the University of Erfurt invites you to a series of events that aims to give hitherto little-known (life) stories a place in Erfurt's cityscape and to counteract racially motivated prejudices.

The aim is to particularly address people who have so far felt excluded from cultural educational opportunities. Among others, Asian and migrant groups in the city are invited, but also the broad city society - people from all ages and educational levels. Admission to the events is free.

The event series takes place in cooperation with the following partners: HỘI NGƯỜI VIỆT NAM ERFURT VIETNAMESISCHER VEREIN THÜRINGEN e.V.; Stadtteiltreff Berolina; Bibliothek Berliner Platz; Initiative "Blind Spots" Erfurt; Wissenschaftliche Koordinationsstelle "Koloniales Erbe Thüringen"; Bauhausuniversität Weimar; Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Thüringen; Forschungsverbund Diktaturerfahrung und Transformation; Landesnetzwerk Migrantenorganisationen Sachsen-Anhalt. It is sponsored by the State Center for Political Education Thuringia, the Research Network Dictatorship Experience and Transformation, the Federal Ministry of Education and other partners.

+++ Attention, for the events, for which there are only limited places, registration is recommended at e-mail:

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Research associate and head of Oral History Research Unit
(Historisches Seminar)
Steinplatz 2