Modern Europe Workshop | "Tales from the Borderlands: Writing First-Person History"

Sep 29, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Princeton University



Event Description

Thursday, September 29

4:30 p.m. | 211 Dickinson Hall & Zoom

"Tales from the Borderlands: Writing First-Person History"

Omer Bartov, Brown University

This workshop will be offered in hybrid format both on Zoom and in-person. Registration is only required for those who plan on attending via Zoom. 

Zoom Registration (Please Note: If attending virtually the organizers request that cameras be turned on.) 

We kindly ask that all in-person attendees follow the current University Covid-19 guidelines

Omer Bartov is Samuel Pisar Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Brown University and the author of nine books. His early research concerned the Nazi indoctrination of the Wehrmacht and the crimes it committed in World War II, analyzed in his books, The Eastern Front, 1941-1945, and Hitler's Army. He then turned to the links between total war and genocide, discussed in his books Murder in Our Midst, Mirrors of Destruction, and Germany's War and the Holocaust. Bartov's interest in representation also led to his study, The "Jew" in Cinema, which examines the recycling of antisemitic stereotypes in film. His more recent work has focused on interethnic relations in the borderlands of Eastern Europe. Recent publications include Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine (2007), Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (2018), winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and Tales from the Borderlands: Making and Unmaking the Galician Past (2022). His many edited volumes include Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands (2013), Voices on War and Genocide: Three Accounts of the World Wars in a Galician Town (2020), and Israel-Palestine: Lands and Peoples (2021). Bartov’s novel, The Butterfly and the Axe, will be published in 2023.

Philip Decker
Area of Interest
Public History
20th Century
Scholarly Series
Global History Workshop
Modern Europe Workshop
Public History Initiative Workshop