Emotions in History Print E-mail

November 7, 2011, 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Lecture at the GHI - Directions
Speaker: Ute Frevert (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin)

Ute Frevert is the Director of the Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, which she has co-directed since 2008. She is one of the leading scholars on the significance of emotions and trust in history and politics and the author of numerous books on modern and contemporary Germany, with a particular focus on social and gender history.

She has held faculty appointments at Yale University, the Free University of Berlin, the University of Konstanz, and the University of Bielefeld. In 1998, Frevert received the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for her historical research.

She is currently leading the projects "Emotional Citizens: Love, Loyalty, and Trust in Politics" and "Honour and Shame: An Emotional History of Power" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

This lecture is part of the conference "'Trust, but Verify' - Confidence and Distrust from Détente to the End of the Cold War" hosted by the GHI in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars from November 7-9, 2011.

The lecture begins at 6:00 pm (reception to follow) and will be held at the German Historical Institute.  Please RSVP (acceptances only) by Tel. 202.387.3355, Fax 202.387.6437 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .