Deadline Extended: Chicago Humanities Festival Graduate Student Seminar with Timothy Snyder

The Chicago Humanities Festival, in partnership with the Baskes Family, has extended the deadline for a special graduate student seminar with Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale.

Successful applicants will be invited to hear Professor Snyder’s public lecture “The Holocaust as History and Warning” on Saturday, November 7th at 4:00 pm at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd. They will also be invited to join Professor Snyder beforehand for a smaller private seminar from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Community Room at Powell’s Bookstore, 1218 South Halsted Street, moderated by Northwestern University Professor Karen Alter.

Interested Applicants should submit the following to Nick Pisanelli at by Thursday, October 29th:

  • Name
  • School and Department
  • Area(s) of research
  • Question/topic they would like to discuss with Professor Snyder

Timothy Snyder is the Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of Bloodlands, which received the literature award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. Snyder is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement and a former contributing editor at The New Republic. He is a permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences, serves as the faculty advisor for the Fortunoff Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and sits on the advisory council of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research.

Karen Alter is Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University. Her work explores the judicialization of international relations, focusing on Europe, Africa, Latin America and economic, human rights and mass atrocities and environmental issues.

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