Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Talk: "Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History" a book talk by Derek Sayer, Lancaster University

Thu, February 27, 2014 | GAR 4.100

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Derek Sayer is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Lancaster and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, where he held a Canada Research Chair in Social Theory and Cultural Studies from 2000-2005.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  Author of numerous books on social theory and cultural studies, his most recent book, Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History (Princeton University Press, 2013), has been named one of the "Best Books of the Year," in 2013 by Financial Times. His numerous publications include The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History (Princeton 1998, listed by Choice as an "Outstanding Academic Book of the Year," 1998) and Capitalism and Modernity (Routledege, 1990), which was named by International Sociological Association among "Books of the Century," 1999. In May and June of last year, Dr. Sayer appeared on BBC Radio 3's "Night Waves" and Radio Prague's "One on One" to discuss his book Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century. He also published an Op-ed this past July, "A Scandal in Bohemia," New York Times.  Read more about Professor Sayer on his faculty home page, and on his blog Coasts of Bohemia.

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the reading selection email Courtney by 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Sponsored by: The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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