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Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University

Date Mar 5, 2013
Time 7:30 pm  

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois


Free and Open to the Public


Center for Advanced Study


Liesel Wildhagen

Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
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Originating Calendar Center for Advanced Study

Brotherlands: A Family History of the European Nations

Timothy Snyder calls into question not only ethnic definitions of the nation, but also sociological accounts that focus upon the state. In this presentation, he outlines a new theory of nationalism, one that incorporates the personal into the impersonal, and helps to explain not only the rise of the nation but also (perhaps just as important) why we have the particular nations we do, and not others.

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