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Misreading History

Michael Bess, Vanderbilt University
Misreading History: Why So Many People (Including Me) Failed to Foresee the Revolution of 1989

Michael Bess is a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Europe, with a particular interest in the interactions between social and cultural processes and technological change. 

The talk is followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.

Bess is the Chancellor’s Professor of History at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) where he teaches (among other things) a wide variety of courses on 20th-century European history. He is the author of books such as “Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of WWII” (2006) and “Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bio-engineered Society of the Near Future”(2015).

The event is co-sponsored by The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies; Miami's Humanities Center; the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures; the Department of History; and Global and Intercultural Studies.





Co-sponsored by the Departments of GRAMELAC, History, and Global and International Studies and by the Humanities Center 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Upham Hall, 001
100 Bishop Circle, Oxford, OH 45056

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