Friday, January 6, 2012

IICAS European Studies Speaker Series: Jeffrey Andrew Barash

Jeffrey Andrew Barash
Professor of Modern European Intellectual History, Department of Philosophy
Université de Picardie Jules Verne at Amiens

"Is Collective Memory a
Figment of the Imagination?"

Monday, January 9, 2012
3:00-4:30 PM
Galbraith Conference Room, H&SS 4025

Jeffrey Barash has published extensively on the problem of historical
meaning in relation to memory, myth, personal experience, and political
identity in studies of Martin Heidegger, Paul Ricoeur, Hannah Arendt, and
Ernst Cassirer. His lecture is taken from a chapter of a new book in
progress, "Collective Memory and the Historical Past."  The lecture
concerns the reality of the remembered past and the role of imagination in
creating symbols and myths within the scope of the public realm.

Read Barash's recent article, At the Threshold of

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