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Pierson Lecture 2018: Dr. Geoff Eley, “Fascism and Antifascism, 1920-2020: Slogan, Impulse, Theory, Strategy.”

Dr. Geoff Eley,
Professor of History, University of Michigan.
Thursday, May 10.
3:30-5:00 pm, Gerlinger Lounge.

Eley is the author of dozens of books and articles on the history of class and politics in modern Germany and Europe generally, a body of work that explores the histories of fascism, imperialism, socialism, democracy, citizenship, nationalism, and memory, among many other topics. His publications include the field-changing essays on modern German historiography he published with David Blackbourn in 1984, The Peculiarities of German History. In Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-1900 placed communist, socialist, and feminist movements at the center of Europe’s modern evolution toward democracy. More recently, he has turned his attention to reexaminations of fascism, violence, and consent during and after the National Socialist period.  His latest book, Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany, 1930-1945, appeared in 2013 with Routledge.

The Pierson Lecture honors Stan and Joan Pierson, two exemplary citizens of the university and the Eugene community whose dedication to history was inexhaustible. The Pierson Lecture, which they founded way back in 1993, was only one expression of that dedication. The talk is free and open to all.