10/24/2013: NYU's Fleming Speaks on Greek, Israeli Nation-Building
“Big Histories, Small States or Herzl at the Akropolis: The Uses of the Past in Greek and Israeli Nation-Building“
October 24, 4:00 P.M.
100 Alumni Hall
This lecture considers 19th century Hellenism and 20th-century territorial zionism in comparative perspective, considering the ways in which Greece and Israel have deployed their ancient pasts — and the western infatuation with them — as a central feature of their nation-building projects. It is free and open to the public.
Katherine Fleming is the Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization in the Department of History at New York University, and a permanent professeur associé in the Department of History at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. She was educated at King’s College, London; Barnard College; the University of Chicago; and the University of California, Berkeley. Fleming was the Associate Director of the Remarque Institute from 2004-2010, and has also served as Director of NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and as Director of NYU’s A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies.
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100 Alumni Hall
K. E. Fleming
Vanderbilt’s Program in Jewish Studies’ Lecture Series
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