Talk by historian Prof Jan Rüger on Heligoland shaping Anglo-German relations

26 April 2017 - 6.30pm | National Maritime Museum, London
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Talk on Heligoland shaping Anglo-German relations

On 26 April 2017 starting at 6.30pm at the National Maritime Museum, London, German Professor of History Jan Rüger discusses the role of Heligoland forging the Anglo-German connection as revealed in his new book "Heligoland: Britain, Germany and the Struggle for the North Sea".

Drawing on a wide range of archival material, Prof Rüger explores how Heligoland shaped the Anglo-German relationship from the 19th Century until the Cold War.

A graduate of Munich University, Prof Rüger was a researcher at Yale and Cambridge University before joining the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London in 2003.

In his works, he focuses on the dynamics of the Anglo-German relationship in the context of Europe and the world. "Heligoland: Britain, Germany and the Struggle for the North Sea" was published this year at Oxford University Press.

Prof Rüger will give his talk at 7pm.

The event is free but advanced booking is necessary.

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