The Laura Shannon Prize Lecture with Thomas W. Laqueur: Bodies Visible and Invisible: "Nationalism and the necro-politics of the Jewish Cemetery Modern Thessaloniki"


Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall, Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Thomas W. Laqueur for his book The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains, published by Princeton University Press.  

Thomas W. Laqueur, who is Helen Fawcett Professor of History at the University of California Berkeley, also does research in British social history, medical history, and the history of sexuality, and he has written numerous books and articles on these topics. He will visit Notre Dame during the fall semester of 2018 to accept the prize, deliver a public lecture entitled, "Bodies Visible and Invisible: Nationalism and the necro-politics of the Jewish Cemetery Modern Thessaloniki," and meet with students and faculty.

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