History Matters

  • Perpetrator Postmemory and Populism: Controversy about Collaboration with Nazi Germany in East Central Europe

    Dr. Violeta Davoliūtė, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University

    The rise of political populism in Europe has catalyzed a new round of debate and controversy over collaboration with Nazi Germany. This presentation will examine several works of "perpetrator postmemory" in East Central Europe -- memoirs by the children and grandchildren of individuals who participated in the Holocaust -- against the background of the more conventional narratives of national martyrdom and resistance during WWII.

    November 19, 2019
    4:30 PM
    PAC 001

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    Dr. Violeta Davoliūtė is a Professor in the Department of Political Philosophy at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science, and Senior Researcher at the Lithuanian Cultural Research Institute. She was a Fellow at the Imre Kertez Kolleg Jena (2018-2019), Visiting Professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (2016) and an Associate Research Scholar at Yale (2015-2016). Professor Davoliūtė completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and has been the principal investigator for major national and European research grants. She is a specialist in matters of modernity, historical trauma and the politics of memory.

    Sponsored by the History Department, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program

  • WHY TRUMP? WHY NOW? (FALL 2017)

    History Professors Ying Jia Tan, Ronald Schatz, Victoria Smolkin, and Dean Marc Eisner.
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    The rise of Donald J. Trump has excited millions of Americans and frightened millions of others.  What explains the New Yorker’s rise? Why at this time? Precursors in U.S. history? Parallels elsewhere?
    Wednesday, September 28, 2017
    4:30 P.M.
    PAC 001
    Sponsored by the History Department
  • I ALONE CAN FIX THIS: THE GLOBAL SURGE OF POPULIST (FALL 2017)

    Faculty Forum:  Joan Cho (College of East Asian Studies), Taisu Zhang (Yale Law School), Sarah Wiliarty (Government), Ronald Schatz (History), and William Johnston (History).

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    I Alone Can Fix This:  The Global Surge of Populist Aythoritariamism

    November 21, 2017

    Sponsored by the History Department

  • SCOTLAND VOTES…THE END OF THE UK? (FALL 2017)

    Professors Alice Kelly (History), Peter Rutland (Government), and Jennifer Tucker (History). Read More
    After 300 years of union, Scotland is on the brink of secession.  Why has this come to pass?  Does it make sense for Scotland to become an independent country?  What does history predict about the outcome of the referendum?
     
    Professors Alice Kelly (History), Peter Rutland (Government), and Jennifer Tucker (History) will discuss the Scottish vote through the lenses of history and policy. Lunch will be served.
     
    Tuesday, September 16, 2017
    12 noon - 1:00p.m.
    PAC 421
    Sponsored by the History Department and Center for Public Life
  • FAKE NEWS: THEN AND NOW (SPRING 2017)

    History Professors Courtney Fullilove, Ying Jia Tan, and Erik Gimmer-Solem.

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    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    PAC 004
    4:30p.m.

    Sponsored by the History Department