The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary

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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Fall 2016 Schedule

Below is the schedule for Fall 2016. The seminar takes place on Thursdays from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall, Room 411 unless otherwise noted. Please check back for updates to the schedule.

SEPTEMBER 22

Kian Tajbakhsh on "The Limits of Global Thought: Western Social and Human Sciences on Trial"

OCTOBER 6

Joseph R. Slaughter on "Hijacking Human Rights"

OCTOBER 27

Brian Larkin on "Generators, Electricity and the Infrastructural Life of Cities"

NOVEMBER 10

Saeed Naqvi on "Being the Other: The Muslim in India"

NOVEMBER 11 (FRI. IN 301M FAYERWEATHER)

Rosalind Morris on "Movement without Mobility, Settlement without Belonging: A Proposal for Theorizing 'Unsettlement' Today"

NOVEMBER 17

Henry Rousso on "The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary"

DECEMBER 1

Vegard Skirbekk on "Differences in Aging Across Cultures: A Global Perspective"

Directions

The seminar takes place on Thursdays from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall, Room 411 unless otherwise noted. Please check back for updates to the schedule.