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Koshar is Peterson Lecture Series speaker at UW-River Falls

October 11, 2012

Rudy Koshar, the George L. Mosse Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation professor of history, German & religious studies at the UW-Madison, will speak at UW-River Falls on Friday, Oct. 26, as part of the annual Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic River Theater at the University Center and will be preceded by a reception at 3 p.m.

Koshar’s lecture, “On Stillness: European Political Fiction in the Age of Extremes,” will address 20th century European history from the angle of political fiction. The lecture will draw upon Koshar’s scholarship and publications covering German history, the 20th century European cultural history, modern German travel cultures and historical memory.

Edward N. Peterson taught history at UWRF from 1954 until his death in 2005. Peterson wrote 10 books on Germany in the 20th century, and devoted his scholarly life to issues surrounding war, peace and power.

To honor the memory of Peterson and to address the vital issues of our time, the history and philosophy department established the series to emphasize the issues that were the focus of his academic life: war and peace, abuses and limits of power and the struggle for democracy in the 20th century.

Additional information on the Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series and this year’s event is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/HIST/Events/PetersonLectureSeries.

For more information, contact Blake Fry, UWRF special assistant to the chancellor, at 715-425-3711 or blake.fry@uwrf.edu.