Lecture: The Past under Erasure? History, Memory, and the Contemporary

Lecture  :  The Past under Erasure? History, Memory, and the Contemporary
September 21st  |  4:00 PM to 6:30 PM  |   Wilson Library, Pleasant Room

This lecture, given by Geoff Eley will explore some particularities of history writing in the present. Thematics include the meanings of the contemporary interest in memory, the different ways in which ideas about and images of the past circulate through the mass-mediated public sphere of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the complexities of publicness and the public sphere, and the shifting boundaries between popular ideas of the past and changes in the discipline of history.

Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History and Chair the Department of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

In conjunction with the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for European Studies, the UNC Department of History, the UNC Institutefor the Arts and Humanities, Davidson College and the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar.

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