Lecture: Symposium on Modern Jewish and Israeli History,

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Modern European and Russian History Workshop, the History Department, and the France Chicago Center

are pleased to present:

Symposium on Modern Jewish and Israeli History

In Search of Cosmopolitan Consumption:

Jews, Department Stores and Modern Mass Consumption in Germany

Paul Lerner

History, University of Southern California

Discussant: Tara Zahra, History, University of Chicago

May 19, 4:30 pm

Social Science Research Building, Rm. 224

John Hope Franklin Room

1126 E. 59th St.

Paul Lerner, Associate Professor of History at USC, specializes in the history of the human sciences,Jewish history and the history and theory of consumer culture in Germany and Central Europe. He is the author of “Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890-1930 (Cornell, 2003) and co-editor of “Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry and Trauma in the Modern Age” (Cambridge, 2001) and “Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender and History” (Indiana, forthcoming 2012). He is currently writing a book entitled “Consuming Encounters: Jews, Department Stores and Early Mass Consumption in Germany.”

Please contact Christina Heisser at cheisser@uchicago.edu for a copy of the paper if you plan to attend.  The symposium is in a workshop format, and assumes all participants have read the paper in advance.

The Symposium is made possible through the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund and the Aronberg Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies with additional support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Modern European and Russian History Workshop, the History Department, and the France Chicago Center.

This event is free and open to the public.  Contact Christina Heisser at 773-702-7108 orcheisser@uchicago.edu with questions or to request a disability accommodation.

 

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