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Herman Lebovics - Seminar and Public Lecture

SUNY Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

SYDNEY IDEAS PUBLIC LECTURE
Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Mediterranée

Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Mediterranée

"The Future of France Foretold in Its New Museums”
Thursday 15 October 2015

6 to 7:30pm
New Law LT 024
Level 0, Sydney Law School Annex
Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney
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Musée du quai Branly Easter Island Head

Musée du quai Branly Easter Island Head

“Museum Controversies in Historical Perspective”
Friday 16 October 2015

10am to 12pm
New Law Annex Seminar Room 446
Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney
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Participants will discuss Prof Lebovics's latest research on the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and Quai Branly Museum in Paris.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Professor Herman Lebovic is the SUNY Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at Stony Brook University, New York. His research has focused on issues of culture and the state, and in particular, on the influence of the colonies and overseas dependencies on metropolitan France. His books include Bringing the Empire Back Home: France in the Age of Globalism (2004) on the politics of the heritage in France from 1968 to the end of the century.

Sponsored by the Department of French Studies, the Nation Empire Globe Research Cluster and Museum & Heritage Studies. Funding provided by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Languages and Cultures, and the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.


Nation and Empire in the Age of Internationalism

marshall plan

Spreckmeester. Whatever the weather, we only reach welfare together (1950). George C. Marshall Foundation

Monday 21 July 2014

Held under the auspices of the Laureate Research Program in International History, the Sydney Intellectual History Network and the Nation-Empire-Globe Research Cluster.

This workshop investigates the socio-political relationship between nationalism, internationalism and imperialism from the nineteenth century to the present. Panels of historians, legal scholars and political theorists from Australia and abroad will address the following questions:

  • Did nationalism give birth to international human rights norms?
  • How internationalist is international law?
  • How did the end of colonialism transform the nation-state?
  • Is the European Union a successor to continental European empires?
  • Does supra-nationalism threaten the democratic nation-state?
  • Does the rise of the of the 'global' mean the demise of the 'international'?

Program and Paper Abstracts (PDF)