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Inaugural UCL SSEES lecture

30 October 2006

A special lecture by Robert Evans, Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford will be held at UCL SSEES on 1 November 2006.

The lecture - 'From Masaryk to Carsten and Beyond: Aspects of Central Europe' - marks the inaugural DAAD-Francis L. Carsten Lectureship in Modern German History.

The lectureship, which has been funded by the German government through the German Academic Exchange Service, has been awarded to Philipp Mueller, an expert in nineteenth-century German attitudes to criminality, and winner of this year's History-Society-Culture's Book of the Year prize for 'Auf der Suche nach dem Täter: Die öffentliche Dramatisierung von Verbrechen im Berlin des Kaiserreichs'.

Francis Carsten retired as Professor of Central European History at SSEES in the early 1980s. Carsten, who was of German Jewish descent, was leader of a Communist youth and trade union organisation in Germany in the 1930s before fleeing to the UK in 1936 to escape persecution for both his politics and religion. After working for British Intelligence during the war he completed a DPhil at Oxford before moving to SSEES in the early 1960s.

To register for the lecture, which is open to all, contact Susie Rizvi telephone 020 7679 8774. For more information, use the link at the bottom of this article.