Talk: "Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History"
Thu, February 27, 2014 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • GAR 4.100
A Book Talk by Derek Sayer, Lancaster University
The Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History, and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies invite you to:
"Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History"
A book discussion with Derek Sayer
Visiting Research Associate, Institute for Historical Studies, and Professor of Cultural History at the University of Lancaster
Dr. Derek Sayer is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Lancaster and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, where he held a Canada Research Chair in Social Theory and Cultural Studies from 2000-2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Author of numerous books on social theory and cultural studies, his most recent book, Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History (Princeton University Press, 2013), has been named one of the "Best Books of the Year," in 2013 by Financial Times. His numerous publications include The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History (Princeton 1998, listed by Choice as an "Outstanding Academic Book of the Year," 1998) and Capitalism and Modernity (Routledege, 1990), which was named by International Sociological Association among "Books of the Century," 1999. In May and June of last year, Dr. Sayer appeared on BBC Radio 3's "Night Waves" and Radio Prague's "One on One" to discuss his book Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century. He also published an Op-ed this past July, "A Scandal in Bohemia," New York Times. Read more about Professor Sayer on his faculty home page, and on his blog Coasts of Bohemia.
Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the reading selection email Courtney in the Institute of Historical Studies.