On Friday February 15th, the UC History Department will host this year’s Werner E. von Rosenstiel Lecturer, Dr. Tara Zahra, of the University of Chicago. Dr. Zahra will present a lecture titled “Exodus from the East: Emigration from East Central Europe and the Making of the ‘Free World’.” Zahra’s transnational and comparative work in modern European history has won international acclaim, including six book prizes. She focuses on Eastern and Central Europe, but also looks westward to Germany and France, in an effort to integrate Eastern Europe into broader histories of Europe and the world. She is particularly interested in the history of migration and displacement, nationalism (and indifference to nationalism), and gender, childhood, and the family. She has published numerous articles and two books: Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900-1948, Cornell, 2008) and The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families after World War II (Harvard, 2011).

The event will take place on Friday, February 15th, at 3pm in the Annie Laws Room (407 CECH). In conjunction with the lecture, the History Department is also organizing a workshop for graduate students on Applying for Funding, PhD programs, and Careers beyond Academia. The workshop takes place on Friday, February 15 from 11:00-1:00 in the Von Rosenstiel Room. Dr. Zahra will participate in the discussion which will focus on ways to secure support for graduate school and how to find employment afterward.

Queries about the event should be directed to Professor Katherine Sorrels (katherine.sorrels@uc.edu).