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Legacies of Violence, Memories of Suffering: The Life and Work of Gilad Margalit

Legacies of Violence, Memories of Suffering: The Life and Work of Gilad Margalit
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Nov 18th, 4:00 pm End: Nov 18th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Jewish Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), 2000-
Panel Discussion

The Munk School of Global Affairs presents

Legacies of Violence, Memories of Suffering: The Life and Work of Gilad Margalit

The panel examines the life and work of the distinguished Israeli historian, Gilad Margalit (1959-2014). Margalit pioneered the study of Jews and Turks, Sinti and Roma in twentieth-century German history as a story of entanglement, conflicts, and elective affinities. His work was a history of difference and diversity in a century in which fantasies of national and racial purity triumphed. Beyond that, his work explored how Germans and other Europeans came to terms with such traumatic memories of violence and suffering as the developed forms of redemptive commemoration that contemporaries labelled Vergangenheitsbewältigung. The panel will reflect on the major themes and the on-going reception, the contemporary relevance and the lasting legacy of Gilad Margalit's work.

Organized by Randall Hansen and Till van Rahden in collaboration with Joint Initiative in German and European Studies, University of Toronto, the Centre canadien d'études allemandes et européennes, the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies, and IRTG Diversity Université de Montréal.Speakers

Randall Hansen
University of Toronto

Yasemin Karaka?o?lu
Universität Bremen

Till van Rahden
Université de Montréal

Nicholas Stargardt
University of Oxford

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For futher information, please contact Joseph Hawker
416-946-8698


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