April 4

History Forum w/ Prof. Thomas W. Laqueur

“Genocide, Nationalism and Forgetting”
Prof. Thomas W. Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of History
12:00 to 1:30 pm
Thursday, April 4th
Sakamaki Hall A201

Prof. Laqueur will explore modern and contemporary questions of genocide, nationalism and forgetting by studying the history of the Jewish Cemetery in Thessaloniki, Greece, from before the Great War through last year. That history includes the cemetery’s destruction and the meanings of that desecration in light of Greek, European and Jewish histories and narratives. Laqueur is the author most recently of The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains (Princeton, 2015) and regular contributions to the London Review of Books.

Please join us for the reception after the talk.

Sponsored by UHM Department of History, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and the UH Fund for the Promotion of Jewish Life and Studies. Questions? Contact Prof. Peter H Hoffenberg at 956-8497 or peterh@hawaii.edu