On November 28 at 4 pm in McClung Auditorium, Professor Dagmar Herzog (Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar and Professor of History, Graduate Center, City University of New York) will present a lecture on the topic, "Sexuality in Europe: A 20th-Century History and a History of the Present." In her lecture, Professor Herzog will discuss the challenges of writing a history of sexuality in Europe from the waning of Victorianism to the collapse of Communism and the rise of European Islam. Although the 20th century is often called the "century of sex" and seen as an era of increasing liberalization, her work instead emphasizes the contradictions in sexual politics and behaviors, the apparent ambivalences surrounding sexual freedom, and the enormous difficulties encountered in securing sexual rights.
Professor Herzog's talk is part of the Distinguished Visiting Scholars in the Humanities series, which is a project of the Office of Research. The talk will also be sponsored by the Department of History and the Research Seminar on Modern Germany and Central Europe.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012
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