Aleida & Jan Assmann Visits Södertörn University May 18
The lecture is arranged by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) and Time, Memory and Representation – A Multidisciplinary Program on transformation in Historical Consciousness.
Aleida Assmann is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at University of Konstanz, and a member of the Time, Memory, Representation Advisory Board.
Professor Aleida Assmann
Assmann's research is chiefly concerned with the questions of cultural memory, remembering, and forgetting. Notably, she has examined the tensions between personal experience and official remembrance in the history of memory in Germany after the Second World War. In a recent work, Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit - Erinnerungskultur und Geschichtspolitik (2006), Assmann points out a number of possible paths from an individual to a collective construction of the past.
Assmann has been a visiting scholar at a number of universities and institutes, including the Getty Center in Santa Monica, California (1995), Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (1998-99), and Princeton University (2001).
Södertörn Lectures is a series of interdisciplinary lectures arranged under the auspices of Principal Moira von Wright. Prominent visiting scholars at the University addressing the public, students and staff give lectures, which are subsequently published in a special publication series.
When? Wednesday, May 18th, 14.00-15.30
Where? Room MB 503, on the third floor in the B-wing, Main building, Södertörn University, Campus Flemingsberg
Afterwards? Wine and snacks