Lecture: John Merriman
Fri, October 9, 2009 • 12:00 PM • GAR 4.100
Émile Henry's Bomb at the Café Terminus: The Origins of Modern Terrorism in Fin-de-Siècle Paris
John Merriman, a prolific scholar of modern France, will explore the history of terrorist violence in a lecture on Oct. 9 entitled "Émile Henry's Bomb at the Café Terminus: The Origins of Modern Terrorism in Fin-de-Siècle Paris." The talk is based on Merriman's latest book, The Dynamite Club: How a Bombing in Fin-de-Siècle Paris Ignited the Age of Terror, published in 2009 by Houghton Mifflin.
Merriman, the Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale University, is author of several seminal works in modern French and European history, including Police Stories: Building the French State,1815-1851 (Oxford University Press, 2005); A History of Modern Europe (Norton, multiple editions); and The Margins of City Life: Explorations on the French Urban Frontier, 1815-1851 (Oxford University Press, 1991).
The talk will take place at noon in GAR 4.100. This event is sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies and the History Dept. It is free and open to the public. For more information please visit: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/news/2030