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Past Event

The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary

November 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

Professor Henry Rousso

Moderated by Carol Gluck

November 17, 2016 · 12-1PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance. Open to Columbia affiliates only. No registration is required. Light lunch will be available.

A sample reading is available here.

About the speaker

Henry Rousso is an Adjunct Professor for the Department of History at Columbia University. He first worked on the history of the Second World War and post-war period. His early writings focused on political and economic history of the Vichy regime. Then he turned to a history of memory of the war and spent much of his thinking to the history of collective memory and uses of the past. He is currently working in a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective on the relationship between history, memory and justice, and more generally on the epistemology of contemporary history.

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