Emotions in History

Nov 07, 2011

Lecture at the GHI | Speakers: Ute Frevert

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.