The German Department at King’s College, London, is delighted to announce the above event:
PUBLIC LECTURE BY PROFESSOR GEOFF ELEY
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR
This lecture explores what we gain, theoretically and methodologically, by subjecting Nazism to the analytics of “space”. One answer would be to examine the Nazis’ own organizing ideas, including not only the rhetoric of Lebensraum, but also planning, population politics, clearances, deportations, transfers, reclamation, resettlement, and repopulation: discourses that became crucial to the Nazi imperium after 1939. Professor Eley here addresses not only the firm social-historical ground of geographies, economies, and social structures, but also the metaphorical space of projections, ideology, cultural claims, and geopolitical fantasy. Hitler’s empire was made from both.
Friday May 25th
4.00 – 6.00 P.M
King’s College London
London WC2R 2LS
Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of History and Head of the Department of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His publications include After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in Germany and Europe (with Rita Chin, Heide Fehrenbach, and Atina Grossmann, 2009); A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society (2005); Citizenship and National Identity in Twentieth-century Germany (with Jan Palmowski: 2007); Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000 (2002).