Regular workshops and conferences are dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary dialogues in German Studies. The inaugural workshop, which took place April 11-12, 2008 at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities, was immensely successful. Drawing on fresh work of cultural scholars, political scientists and historians, the Workshop examined the motives that fueled rebellion in the late 1960s in West Germany. Invited speakers explored the new forms of political confrontation that emerged in the sixties and examined the cultural impact of the protests as well as any lingering changes in cultural values. Since 2008 workshops and conferences have been hosted regularly and funded by other North Carolina universities and colleges.