The first lecture of the Idea of Europe Lecture Series will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in 40 Irvin Hall and features Larry Wolf, professor of history and director of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University.
Wolf will present, "The Image of Eastern Europe: Mental Re-mapping After the Cold War." The event is free and open to the public.
The lecture is the first in a series of four addressing issues of European unity, identity and image from a variety of perspectives (history, political science, literature, religion). The second lecture in the series will be presented by James McAdams, the William M. Scholl Professor of International Relations and director of the Nanovic Institute of European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Monday, April 16.
Sponsors of the lecture are: The European Area Studies Committee, the Humanities Center, the International Scholars Exchange Fund, The Havighurst Center, The department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages, the department of history, the department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the department of political science.