Panel discussion
Friday, Jun 12, 2009, 10:30 AM
Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam

Ute Frevert, Glenn Most

Professor of History, Berlin / Professor of Greek, Pisa/Chicago

Heroes and History

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Ute Frevert studied History and Social Science in Munich, Bielefeld, and London. She received her doctorate in 1982 and her Habilitation in Contemporary History in 1989 at the University of Bielefeld. She has been Professor for Contemporary History at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the University of Konstanz, Professor of History at the University of Bielefeld, and Professor for German History at Yale University. Since 2008, Ute Frevert is Co-Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development in Berlin. She has held Visiting Professorships in Jerusalem, Stanford, Vienna, and Paris, and was Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin in 1989/90 and 2004/05. Among her many publications are: Frauen-Geschichte. Zwischen Bürgerlicher Verbesserung und Neuer Weiblichkeit (1986; translated as: Women in German History: From Bourgeois Emancipation to Sexual Liberation, 1989); Ehrenmänner. Das Duell in der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft (1991, translated as: Men of Honour: A Social and Cultural History of the Duel, 1995); Die kasernierte Nation. Militärdienst und Zivilgesellschaft in Deutschland (2001); Vertrauen. Historische Annäherungen (Ed., 2003); and Eurovisionen. Ansichten guter Europäer im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (2003).
Glenn Most studied at Harvard College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, before receiving his Ph.D. in literature at Yale University in 1980. In the same year he completed a doctorate in classics at the University of Tübingen. Glenn Most was Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University and has held Professorships at the Universities of Innsbruck and Heidelberg. Since 2001 Most has been Professor for Greek Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and since 1997 he also serves as member of the Committee on Social Thought in Chicago. Most has been Visiting Professor in Siena, Michigan and at the Collège de France, and he was Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. Recent publications include: Collecting Fragments – Fragmente sammeln (Ed., 1997); Raffael, Die Schule von Athen. Über das Lesen der Bilder (1999); Editing Texts – Texte edieren (Ed., 1998); Commentaries – Kommentare (Ed., 1999); Historicization – Historisierung (Ed., 2001); Disciplining Classics – Altertumswissenschaft als Beruf (Ed., 2002); Ancient Anger (Co-ed., 2003); Doubting Thomas (2005); and Sebastiano Timpanaros Genesis of Lachmann’s Method (Ed., 2005).

The event will be held in English