Conference on Central European Intellectual Emigres in the United States in the 1930s
Thursday, November 11 to Saturday, November 13, 2004
Richard Bodek, Program in Jewish Studies, College of Charleston
Simon Lewis, Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, College of Charleston
The 1930s saw the mass exodus of European artists, social scientists, and humanists to the United States. Their arrival heralded a fundamental change, both academic and artistic, in American culture and the Atlantic world. In 1975 H. Stuart Hughes published The Sea Change, the classic account of the arrival of émigré European theorists and European social thought in the 1930s. In the intervening years, much specialized literature has appeared on the subject, even as the émigrés themselves have passed from the scene. On November 11-13, 2004, for the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Hughes’ work, the Jewish Studies Program and the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program of the College of Charleston will co-sponsor an interdisciplinary conference on exiled culture in the 1930s and 1940s. The program will feature experts in music, art, philosophy, history, film, theater, science, medicine, and literature. In conjunction with the conference, there will be a film series, concert, and theater production. Our conference invites artists, historians, humanists, scientists, and social scientists to explore the impact that these emigres had on American Culture.
Successful applicants will be invited to present their work at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.
Applications must be received by July 31st, 2004. They should include a proposal not longer than 500 words and a brief CV. Please send applications to Professor Richard Bodek via email.
Department of History
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424
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