Hobsbawm’s 20th Century: A Memorial Event

Friday, October 25, 2013  4:00pm Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, The New School for Social Research

Cosponsors

Heyman Center for the Humanities

The New School of Social Research

Please join colleagues, admirers, and members of the Hobsbawm family for the New York memorial event celebrating the life and work of world-renowned historian Eric Hobsbawm (1917–2012).

The afternoon of tributes and music will feature speakers Robin Blackburn, Victoria de Grazia, Barbara Fields, Eric Foner, Oz Frankel, Ira Katznelson, Will Milberg, Amartya Sen, and others.

An informal reception will follow.

Eric Hobsbawm taught at The New School for Social Research from 1984 to 1996, first as a University Professor and then as Visiting Professor. He had a longstanding intellectual and cultural affinity with New York City, as historian, scholar, and celebrated jazz critic.

His many books include The Age of Revolution: 1789–1848; The Age of Capital: 1848–1875; The Age of Empire: 1875–1914; and The Age of Extremes: 1914–1991, which are widely considered masterpieces of political and social history.

To RSVP, please visit hobsbawmtribute.eventbrite.com.

Participants

  • Robin Blackburn

    Professor

    University of Essex

  • Victoria de Grazia

    Moore Collegiate Professor of History

    Columbia University

  • Barbara J. Fields

    Professor of History

    Columbia University

  • Eric Foner

    DeWitt Clinton Professor of History

    Columbia University

  • Oz Frankel

    Historical Studies Department Chair, Associate Professor of History

    New School for Social Research

  • Ira Katznelson

    Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History

    Columbia University

  • William Milberg

    Professor of Economics and Dean of New School of Social Research

    New School for Social Research

  • Amartya Sen

    Thomas W. Lamont University Professor

    Harvard University

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