Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois
Free and Open to the Public
Center for Advanced Study
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.