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Program Mission

The Mosse Program supports and sustains an international scholarly community informed by multiple perspectives and cultural traditions exemplified by George L. Mosse. » Learn More

Program Announcements:

New Mosse First Book Prize Honors Work of George L. Mosse

  • Proposals accepted between January 15 – March 15, 2021
  • Winning author will receive a $5,000.00 prize and will be published in the George L. Mosse Series in the History of European Culture, Sexuality, and Ideas

In August the Mosse Program and UW-Madison History Department co-sponsored the online conference “Social Justice Remade? The Decline of the European Welfare State in a Global Context, 1973-2009,” organized by Giuliana Chamedes and Matthew Sohm. The conference proceedings are now available on the Mosse Program YouTube channel:

Read about our new online course and the Collected Works of George L. Mosse, “New course, book series bring the words of George L. Mosse into contemporary discussions” on The Lifelong Learner blog.

Read Abigail Lewis’s H-Diplo review of Lara R. CurtisWriting Resistance and the Question of Gender (17 September 2020).

Read Chad Gibbs’s opinion piece “China is Perpetuating Genocide: We’ve Seen This Before,” in Forward (22 July 2020).

Read Ethan Katz’s and Deborah Lipstadt’s opinion piece “Far more unites Black and Jewish Americans than divides them,” on CNN (18 July 2020).

Read John D. Wilsey’s Christianity Today review of Daniel G. Hummel’s book Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).

Read Walker Robins’s H-Net review of Daniel G. Hummel’s book Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).

Read Steven Aschheim’s review of David G. Marwell’s Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death (W.W. Norton, 2020).

Read Arie Dubnov’s Ha’aretz article about the life of George Steiner: “What if Mossad Agents Had Caught Hitler in the Amazon Rain Forest?

Read Mosse Exchange Fellow Abby Lewis’ review of Sara Blair’s new book How the Other Half Looks: The Lower East Side and the Afterlives of Images (Princeton University Press, 2018).

Listen to Professor David Sorkin discuss his new book, Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries (Princeton University Press, 2019).

Strauch-Mosse Lecture 2019

Thanks for tuning in to the Strauch-Mosse Lecture Fall 2019. Rebuilding from the Ashes, presented by Lesley University Board of Trustees Chair Hans Strauch, chronicles the journey of the Mosse family and their efforts to reclaim the family’s place in the center of Berlin and rekindle a family legacy of art and philanthropy after fleeing from the Nazis ahead of World War II.Read more here: https://lynx.social/StrauchMosseFall2019

Posted by Lesley University on Friday, October 25, 2019


Read the University of Wisconsin Press story about the new Mosse Series title.

Read Andreas Huyssen’s essay, “Behemoth Rises Again: Not an Analogy!” which is based on the lecture he gave at the “Mosse’s Europe” conference.

Read the UW News report on the “Mosse’s Europe” conference, “Berlin conference explores influence of UW-Madison’s Professor Mosse.”

Read Jonathon Catlin and Lotte Houwink ten Cate’s report on the “Mosse’s Europe” conference on the Journal of the History of Ideas Blog, “George L. Mosse at One Hundred: A Child of His Century.”

Listen to Andreas Beckmann’s report on the “Mosse’s Europe” conference for Deutschlandfunk, “Kongress zum 100. Geburtstag von George Mosse:
Wie die Kulturwissenschaft europäischen Faschismus erklärt.”

Read Torsten Flüh’s review of the “Mosse’s Europe” conference, “George L. Mosses Erinnerung an den Klippen Europas und 50 Jahre Stonewall,” on Night Out @ Berlin.

On the blog, read Kenny Kolander’s review of Dan Hummel’s Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).

On the blog, read Nadine Zimmerli’s post, “Teaching German History Through Novels.”

On the blog, listen to Othmar Plöckinger’s lecture, “Mein Kampf: An Infamous Book as a Historical Source.”

On the blog, listen to Philipp Stelzel’s lecture, “The Myth of the Resentful Émigré.”

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Herzog, Unlearning Eugenics




Read_Professor Dagmar Herzog describe her work Unlearning Eugenics on the SSRCInsights page, “Debating Abortion and Disability Rights: The Lasting Impact of Nazi Eugenics.”

Read the H-Diplo Roundtable on Dagmar Herzog’s Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in Post-Nazi Europe.

Listen to Professor Dagmar Herzog discuss Unlearning Eugenics with Professor Michael O’Sullivan on the New Books Network.

Medaon put out an article by Dieter Langewiesche, “Bildungsliberalismus und deutsches Judentum. Historische Reflexionen auf den Spuren von George L. Mosse.

Smithsonian Magazine published a long article on the Mosse Art Restitution project, “The Lost Maidens of Berlin.”

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Schott – Dancing Maidens











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Upcoming Events:

The first two volumes in the Collected Works of George L. Mosse are now available for purchase: Nationalism & Sexuality and Toward the Final Solution. Pick up copies today!


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