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Program in the Humanities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

History and Ideologies: The Rise and Fall of the Western “-Isms”

Part II: The Development of Social, Economic, and Cultural “-Isms”
A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Lloyd S. Kramer 

July 13-14, 2012

If you attended Part I of this three-part series you know that Professor Lloyd Kramer brings a wide-ranging historical perspective to his analysis of ideas and cultural movements that have shaped the modern world. In this seminar, he will examine the ideologies that nineteenth-century Europeans developed to explain the dislocations and dizzying possibilities that accompanied industrialization, urbanization, political revolutions, scientific innovations, and the emergence of new collective identities. Whether you missed or attended Part I of this series, you can now join Part II of this continuing conversation. Learn from one of Carolina’s best teachers and scholars as he discusses influential “-Isms” that interpreted the disorienting social and cultural changes in the modern Western world. Professor Kramer will focus specifically on Romanticism, Hegelianism and Marxism, Darwinism and Social Darwinism, and Freudianism, stressing how Europeans used these ideas to redefine the meaning of modern human lives and to make sense of a new social world in which “all that was solid melted into air.”

Speaker

Lloyd S. Kramer is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also serves as chair of the History Department. He has been teaching European and global history at Chapel Hill since 1986. He is a past recipient of both the Johnston Teaching Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. He is the author of several books, including Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions and Nationalism in Europe and America: Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775.

Topics

Romanticism

Hegelianism and Marxism

Darwinism and Social Darwinism

Freudianism

Time and Cost

4:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, through 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012. The tuition is $125 ($110 by May 23). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by May 23). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner on Friday evening is $20.00.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

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