Past Obsessions

gluckIn her forthcoming book Past Obsessions: World War Two in History and Memory, historian Carol Gluck considers examples from Europe, Asia, and North America that help us to understand both how public memory works and the challenge that the present preoccupation with memory poses to what we used to think of as history. Gluck will speak at Boston College on Mar. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Murray Function Room. Her other books include: Japan’s Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji PeriodShowa: The Japan of Hirohito; Asia in Western and World History, and Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series
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