2014 sees two major jubilees which show the interconnectedness of British and German culture in very different manners, firstly the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian personal union in 1714 and secondly the 100th anniversary of World War I. As the professor for history in Göttingen, Ludwig T. Spittler, remarked: “we’re all half-English here, and not just in terms of clothes, manners and fashion – but in character too”. This autumn, St John’s College will host a series of events surrounding the personal union and its cultural legacy.
In cooperation with the University of Hannover, this conference will focus on Anglo-German cultural transfer during the reign of the the House of Hanover from 20th-22nd November 2014, tracing the interactions between Germany and Britain in the long 18th century.
Please see the St John's College Research Centre website for more information and to book.