Book Discussion: Maria Todorova, The Lost World of Socialists at Europe's Margins

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June 14, 2021
10:30AM - 12:30PM
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Add to Calendar 2021-06-14 10:30:00 2021-06-14 12:30:00 Book Discussion: Maria Todorova, The Lost World of Socialists at Europe's Margins Maria Todorova will discuss her book, "The Lost World of Socialists at Europe's Margins," with remarks by Ulf Brunnbauer, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies; Theodora Dragostinova, Ohio State University; Kristen Ghodsee, University of Pennsylvania; and Larry Wolff, New York University. Registration is available at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrdemsrTsvHtU9XiKUxiSADS40dnh7O2vg In her latest book, Maria Todorova examines the promise for an alternative socialist utopia during the “golden age” of the socialist idea from the 1870s to the 1920s. The study provides a social and cultural history of early socialism in Eastern Europe with an emphasis on Bulgaria, placing the experience of the periphery in a comparative context. Exploring different intersections of spaces, generations, genders, ideas, and feelings, and different flows of historical time, The Lost World of Socialists reconstructs the lives of an extraordinary group of people and charts new paths for the study of subjectivity, memory, and structures of feelings. Maria Todorova is Gutgsell Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. She is the author of Imagining the Balkans (revised edition, 2009); Bones of Contention (2009); and Scaling the Balkans (2018). She has edited or co-edited Balkan Identities: Nation and Memory (2004); Post-Communist Nostalgia (2012); and Remembering Communism (2014). Please email dragostinova.1@osu.edu with any questions. Live Streamed via Zoom Department of History history@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Maria Todorova will discuss her book, "The Lost World of Socialists at Europe's Margins," with remarks by Ulf Brunnbauer, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies; Theodora Dragostinova, Ohio State University; Kristen Ghodsee, University of Pennsylvania; and Larry Wolff, New York University.

Registration is available at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrdemsrTsvHtU9XiKUxiSADS40dnh7O2vg

In her latest book, Maria Todorova examines the promise for an alternative socialist utopia during the “golden age” of the socialist idea from the 1870s to the 1920s. The study provides a social and cultural history of early socialism in Eastern Europe with an emphasis on Bulgaria, placing the experience of the periphery in a comparative context. Exploring different intersections of spaces, generations, genders, ideas, and feelings, and different flows of historical time, The Lost World of Socialists reconstructs the lives of an extraordinary group of people and charts new paths for the study of subjectivity, memory, and structures of feelings.

Maria Todorova is Gutgsell Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. She is the author of Imagining the Balkans (revised edition, 2009); Bones of Contention (2009); and Scaling the Balkans (2018). She has edited or co-edited Balkan Identities: Nation and Memory (2004); Post-Communist Nostalgia (2012); and Remembering Communism (2014).

Please email dragostinova.1@osu.edu with any questions.

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