Were the divides between Europe’s nation-states a foregone conclusion? In her talk titled “Rethinking Europe and its Borders” Professor Reill looks at early nineteenth-century national activists in the southern lands of the Habsburg Empire (lands that would one day become Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia) to show, even before nation-states were formed, worried community leaders worked hard to make sure national affiliations would knit European communities together instead of split them apart. Reill also will discuss how current national divides have skewed our understanding of the past and created a bordered-up history of European communities.
lunch seminar, "Rebel Citizens: 'Belonging' in a City Fighting to be a
Sub-State," will also be held with Prof. Reill on Friday, 23
September from 12-1 pm in Keene-Flint 05.
This speaker series is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment), the History Department, International Studies Center, Center for Global Islamic Studies, Office of Research, Department of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures.
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and the Public Sphere
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University of Florida
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