2019 - “Telling Histories of Violence without Borders”

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room, 1050 Nanovic Hall

Max Bergholz, associate professor of history at Concordia University in Montreal, received the 2019 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies for his book Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community, published by Cornell University Press. He delivered his prize lecture, “Telling Histories of Violence without Borders,” when accepting the award. Bergholz holds the James M. Stanford Professorship in Genocide and Human Rights Studies, and his work focuses on microhistorical approaches to the history of modern Europe with an emphasis on the local dynamics of nationalism, intercommunal violence, and historical memory.

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