Federation and Confederation in Central Europe: Constitutions and Society in the 1860s and Beyond

  • Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7 Canada

Speaker’s Biography
Volker Berghahn is a historian of German and modern European history at Columbia University, where he holds the Seth Low Chair in History. His research interests have included the fin de siècle period in Europe, the origins of World War One, and German-American Relations. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prof. Berghahn’s talk is the opening lecture of a series of events held by the University of Toronto Department of History to reflect on the meanings and memorializations of Confederation. A public conference on The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World will be held on April 22nd, followed by Elsbeth Heaman’s 2017 Donald Creighton Lecture on “The Civilization of the Canadas in the 1860s”.

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