Changing Concepts of Love Since the Eighteenth Century

May 17, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm

Luisa Passerini will discuss changing concepts of love since the Eighteenth Century.

Luisa Passerini is a professor of history at the University of Turin. Using the oral history method she has conducted pioneering research on the history of the World War II era. She is the author of seven books and editor of eight. Her 1988 book Autobiography of a Generation is a personal and political history of the political movements of the 1960s based upon her own memories and diaries as well as extensive oral-history interviews.

Passerini's teaching interests include oral-history methodology, subjectivity and objectivity in historical research, and the interface between history and other social science disciplines. Her current work focuses on European identity and the history of love from a socio-cultural perspective.

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Event Speakers List: 
  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
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