Inaugural Mosse Lecture with Prof. Emeritus Steven E. Aschheim: “George Mosse: Historian of Fascism, Masculinity, and Nationalism”

Please join us for the Inaugural Mosse Lecture at Deutsches Haus, Columbia University, with guest speaker Professor Emeritus Steven E. Aschheim of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and respondent Professor Emerita Victoria de Grazia of Columbia University. Professor Aschheim will reflect on the legacy of George L. Mosse (1918-1999), one of the most prominent historians of National Socialism. The lecture, titled “George Mosse: Historian of Fascism, Masculinity, and Nationalism”, will be followed by a reception.

This event is organized by the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University. The annual Mosse Lecture has been made possible by the generous support of The Mosse Foundation. Co-sponsors include the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS), the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies (IIJS), the University Seminar on Cultural Memory, and the European Institute.

The talk is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

The purpose of the annual Mosse Lecture at Columbia University is to honor the legacy of the progressive Mosse publishing house, founded by Rudolf Mosse, whose flagship paper, the Berliner Tageblatt, helped to shape the democratic public sphere during the Weimar Republic. Descendants of the Mosse Family including Prof. George L Mosse, the acclaimed historian of fascism, Dr. Hilde L. Mosse, a distinguished child psychiatrist who worked with Harlem children suffering from reading disabilities, and George and Hilde’s step-nephews-Hans Strauch, an accomplished architect, who also serves as Chair of Boston’s Lesley University and Roger Strauch, a successful high technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has served as the Chair of a theater company and a-mathematics institute and is the founder of a significant non-profit infrastructure and social development organization in a developing country. Hans and Roger co-lead The Mosse Foundation’s efforts to sustain and promote the Mosse Family’s philanthropic legacy to support distinguished educational, research, health, and arts institutions and progressive causes and people focused on the needs of economically disadvantaged fellow citizens. Invited lecturers will represent cutting edge research in areas such as history and cultural history, politics, economics, art and literature, with a cross-disciplinary perspective and may include literary authors, artists, and major public figures of interest.

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Event Contact Information:
Germanic Languages
(212) 854-3202


Apr 27 2023


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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