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Richard Steigmann-Gall   


"Resistance and Bystanding: Does the History of Fascism Provide Lessons for Today?"

Richard Steigmann-Gall, Kent State University

September 21 at 4:00 PM, Rm 1008 Humanities

In his talk, Professor Steigmann-Gall will explore the utility of historical comparison, its benefits and limits, and how our understanding of the past both informs our perception of the present as well as our responses to it.

Richard Steigmann-Gall is associate professor of History at Kent State University.  He is a specialist on the history of the Holocaust, modern Germany, and comparative fascism.  He has published over a dozen articles with leading British, German and American publications.  His book, Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919-1945, came out in 2003 through Cambridge University Press, and was translated into Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

Steven Pincus  





“The Ideological Origins of the Irish Revolution”

Steven Pincus, Yale University 

September 28 at 4:00 PM, Rm 1008 Humanities

 Why were the Irish able to achieve the aims that that Americans had not? This lecture will explore the demands for legislative and judicial independence and free trade advocated by the United Irishman and their allies in reform, culminating in the uprising of 1798. 

Steven Pincus is Bradford Durfee Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences (CHESS) at Yale University.  He is the author of Protestantism and Patriotism: Ideologies and the Making of English Foreign Policy, 1650-1668 and England’s Glorious Revolution 1688-891688: The First Modern Revolution, and most recently The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for Activist Government. He has also edited two collections of essays, and has published numerous essays on the economic, cultural, political and intellectual history of early modern Britain, early modern Empires, the British Empire, and the early modern Atlantic. He has also published work on comparative revolutions and state formation.

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