Unattended Madness and the Remarkable Beginnings of Psychiatry in Germany - A lunch talk by Liah Greenfeld

12:30 pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
1:50 pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Join us for lunch with Liah Greenfeld, University Professor and Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology. Professor Greenfeld has been widely published on questions of art, economics, history, language and literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and science, and has studied the cultures of England/Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, China, Japan, Russia/Soviet Union, Israel, and the USA. Upon the publication of Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity (Harvard University Press, 1992), she has emerged as a preeminent authority on nationalism, a distinction reinforced by the publication of The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth (Harvard University Press, 2001; Donald Kagan Best Book in European History Prize). The third volume in her trilogy on the political, economic, and psychological aspects of modern culture is Mind, Modernity, Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience (Harvard University Press, 2013). Open to BU faculty, staff, and graduate students. Please register via email by Friday, February 7.