19th Annual Miller Humanities Lecture: Fascism Then and Now

What was fascism? What is fascism? Can the history of fascism in twentieth-century Europe teach us lessons today?

The Department of History and the Sally A. Miller Humanities Center welcome Prof. Geoff Eley as the speaker for the 19th Annual Sally A. Miller Humanities Lecture. Prof. Eley, a specialist in modern European history, is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan. Eley will present his lecture, “Fascism Then and Now,” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 in the Simmons Hall Auditorium at the University of Akron.

In his lecture, Prof. Eley will discuss the historical origins of fascism in modern Europe and explore how understanding fascism as a concept can help us understand our own world. A leading historian of fascism and nationalism in modern Europe, much of Prof. Eley’s research focuses on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and how fascism has appeared in different national contexts.

Prof. Eley is the author of numerous books and articles, and his most recent books include Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany, 1930-1945 (2013) and After the Nazi Racial State (2009). The recipient of numerous awards for his research and teaching, Prof. Eley has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the University of London, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Sally A. Miller Humanities Lecture was created through a gift of the Miller family in 1998 to invite distinguished, cutting-edge scholars to speak about European and Global history. For more information, contact the Department of History at 330-972-7006.

Department of History: 330-972-7006