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Fall 2007, Vol. 15, No. 2 (requires Adobe Acrobat)

Historian Charles S. Maier to Present Harry C. Howard, Jr. Lecture

Charles S. Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University, will present this year’s Harry C. Howard, Jr. Lecture. His title is “The Space of Nations: Territory and History Before Globalization.” Maier, a renowned scholar of European social and intellectual history, is the author of Among Empires: American Ascendancy and its Predecessors (2006), and he has written and edited books on communism, the Holocaust, national identity, political economy, the politics of inflation, the Marshall Plan, and other themes. Together with William Kirby and Sugata Bose, Maier is collaborating on a global history of the twentieth century, and he is writing a history of modern territoriality. He has been the recipient of several distinguished fellowships, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies from 1994-2001, and again in autumn 2006. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991.

The Harry C. Howard, Jr. Lecture Series was established in 1994 through the endowment of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nash, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Renfro, all of Asheville, North Carolina. The lecture honors Harry C. Howard, Jr. (B.A., 1951) and allows the Warren Center to annually bring an outstanding scholar to Vanderbilt to deliver a lecture on a significant topic in the humanities.

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