Global History Workshop - "Red Globalism: Eastern Europe, Decolonization and African Heritage"

Global History Workshop
Event date: 
November 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm
Paul Betts
University of Oxford
Seminar Series: 
Global History Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
African History Workshop and Modern Europe Workshop

"Red Globalism:  Eastern Europe, Decolonization and African Heritage"

Paul Betts, University of Oxford

This workshop is open to the public. To attend, RSVP to Disha Jani at A light lunch will be served. This workshop is co-hosted by: African History Workshop, Global History Workshop, and Modern Europe Workshop.

Paul Betts is Professor of Modern European History in St Antony's College, University of Oxford. His research and publications center on Modern European Cultural History in general and 20th Century German History in particular. He is especially interested in the relationship between culture and politics over the course of the century, and have worked on the themes of material culture, cultural diplomacy, photography, memory and nostalgia, human rights and international justice, death and changing notions of private life.

Betts' published work includes the books Within Walls:  Private Life in the German Democratic Republic (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010; paperback, 2012), which was awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History by the Wiener Library, and The Authority of Everyday Objects:  A Cultural History of West German Industrial Design (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004; paperback, 2007). 

Area of Interest: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
19th Century
20th Century