1960 - Mosse Lecturing at UW-Madison
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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:

Rhythms Conference Poster

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.”

Noack-Mosse, Theresienstadt

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.”

Schott - Dancing Maidens
Schott – Dancing Maidens











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Upcoming Events:

2019.09.12 - Ethan Katz Poster

Zahra lectures

Tara Zahra Lecture Series Abstract:

We have become accustomed to thinking of migration stories as family stories. At least since the beginning of the era of mass migration, people have moved long distances to make families, escape families, or improve the lives of their families. Families – and the gender roles underpinning them – have also been at the heart of policymakers and politicians’ efforts to regulate and restrict migration. From the mass transatlantic migration of the turn of the twentieth century, to the refugee movements of the two World Wars, to the separation of families on the US southern border in 2018, migration policies have defined ideals of family and gender. On both sides of the Atlantic, meanwhile, mass migration was often perceived to be a direct cause of the dissolution of traditional families and gender roles. Were alarmists right to be worried? Looking at three examples – runaways, single women, and separated families – this lecture series will explore the role of mass migration in making & breaking families and transforming gender roles in the twentieth century.