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“Nazism and Fascism: Then and Now”
April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
26th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture
A conversation with Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Geoff Eley
Moderated by: Dean Uta Poiger, Northeastern University
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University. The recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other fellowships, she’s an expert on fascism, authoritarianism, and propaganda. She writes frequently for the media on those topics and on Donald Trump. Her current book project is Strongmen: How They Rise, Why They Succeed, How They Fall (Norton). She sits on the Board of Directors of the World Policy Institute.
Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He works on modern German and European History, nationalism, fascism, film and history, and historiography. His earliest works were Reshaping the German Right: Radical Nationalism and Political Change after Bismarck (1980, 1991) and The Peculiarities of German History (with David Blackbourn, 1980, 1984). More recent books include Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000 (2002), A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society (2005), The Future of Class in History (with Keith Nield, 2007), and Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany, 1930-1945 (2013). Eley’s edited or co-edited books include The Goldhagen Effect: History, Memory, Nazism (2000), Citizenship and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Germany (with Jan Palmowski, 2007), German Colonialism in a Global Age (2014), and German Modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar: A Contest of Futures (2016). He is currently writing a general history of Europe in the twentieth century.
Refreshments will be provided.
Presented by Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Law, Holocaust Awareness Committee, and Humanities Center, in partnership with the Office of the Provost
Sponsored by the Robert S. Morton Lecture Fund at Northeastern University