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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

February 8, Lecture: Air: Aspects of its History in Culture, Mythology, and Science.

Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Cultural and Social Historian, Time and location TBA

Posted: January 24, 2007

UT is pleased to announce a brief residence in Austin with cultural and social historian Wolfgang Schivelbusch during the week of February 5-9.

Schivelbusch is the author of works such as The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century, Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century, Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants, and The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery.

He will present a public lecture Thursday, February 8 (time and location to be announced). This public lecture entitled: "Air: Aspects of its History in Culture, Mythology, and Science" will be free and open to the public.

In addition, Wolfgang Schivelbusch has agreed to participate in two discussion groups on his books. I welcome you (and your graduate students) to register for one or both of these discussion groups by e- mailing me. Participants are expected to have read the relevant book prior to attending. Space in each of these will be limited to 20 people, so if you do not think you have time to read the book, please do not sign up for that discussion group and allow those who can commit to reading the book sign up. The PCL owns copies of these books and the Department of Germanic Studies has purchased two copies each of several of Schivelbusch's book, which you can check out at the front desk from Jamie Bowman (471-4123).

Monday, February 5 12:00-1:30 p.m. with lunch on campus Discussion group with the author on Taste of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants

To participate register with Kit Belgum, Germanic Studies belgum@mail.utexas.edu Participants need to have read the book prior to attending this event.

Tuesday, February 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. with dinner at local restaurant Discussion group with the author on The Culture of Defeat: on National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery To participate register with Kit Belgum, Germanic Studies belgum@mail.utexas.edu Participants need to have read the book prior to attending this event.

This week-long residence is supported by generous contributions from the Texas Chair in Germanic Studies in the Department of Germanic Studies and from the Department of History.

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