Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Founded in 1968, the Max Kade Center, promotes the study of the language, history, and culture of German-speaking immigrants, and their contributions to American society. With its valuable collection of more than 20,000 books and manuscripts that focus on emigration and exile, the center enables students and scholars to conduct research.


Allison Schmidt

Student Profile

Journey to PhD makes stop at Max Kade Center

Many of us are fond of saying, “it’s the journey, not the destination.”

But most of us don’t get to devote our dissertation to that concept. Allison Schmidt, a doctoral candidate in History at KU, recently presented a paper on migration control in eastern German borderlands in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the 2014 Social Science History Association meeting in Toronto. She was able to attend thanks to funding through KU’s Max Kade Center for German-American Studies.

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