Lectures and Symposiums
LECTURE: Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Profess or History and Professor of African-American Studies, Harvard University
Tacky's Revolt and the Coromantee Archipelago A New Cartography of Slave Revolt"
Thursday, January 30th, 4.15 PM, L01 Carson Hall
Assistant Professor of History
Office: 306 Carson Hall
Office phone: (603) 646-2524
Fax: (603) 646-3353
Department of History
6107 Carson Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
- 7: The Nuremburg Trial
- 51: Modern European Intellectual History
- 52: Modern Germany 1871-1990
- 53: World War II: Ideology, Experience, Legacy
- 96: Nazism: Culture, Society, War
Udi Greenberg offers courses on modern German history, European intellectual history and modern European history. He received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010, and has also studied at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California at Berkeley.
His first book, The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2015), traces the intellectual, institutional, and political journey of five influential political theorists from their education in Weimar Germany to their participation in the formation of the Cold War. It argues that both Germany’s postwar democratization, and the German-American alliance, were deeply shaped by these émigrés’ attempts to revive intellectual, religious, and political projects first developed in Weimar Germany.
He is currently working on a second book-length project, tentatively titled Dismantling God’s Empire: Christianity, Secularization, and the Decolonization of the European Mind. This project explores the role of religion in the decolonization of European thought and politics during the 1950s and 1960s. It focus on Protestant organizations from Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and France, particularly missionaries to Africa and Asia, who at the beginning of the twentieth century were ardent imperialists but by the 1950s became vocal opponents of racism and colonialism. It examine how theological debates and rising fears about the secularization of Europe led these Protestants to believe that only robust cooperation with non-Europeans could save Christianity. This conviction, in turn, led them to embrace a new and more egalitarian vision of non-European Christians, to advocate for anti-racism, and to challenge not only European colonial structures, but also colonial thought.