3 March 2023 – First inaugural lecture: Aleida Assmann on “The Transformations of the European Dream”

Place: Palazzo Paolo Prodi – Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento

Room: Room 001

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Aleida Assmann is a Professor of English Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Konstanz and a leading scholar in the field of cultural memory studies. She has been visiting professor at the Universities of Princeton, Yale, and Wien. She was awarded several prizes, such as – with her husband Jan Assmann – the Balzan prize for studies on collective memory in 2017 and the Peace Prize of German Book Trade in 2018. In 2021 she was elected a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. Among her main books: Cultural Memory and Western Civilization. Arts of Memory (Cambridge 2011; ed. or. München 1999); Shadows of Trauma. Memory and the Politics of Western Identity (New York 2015; ed. or. München 2006); Sette modi di dimenticare (Bologna 2019; ed. or. Göttingen 2016); Il sogno europeo. Quattro lezioni dalla Storia (Rovereto 2021; ed. or. München 2018).


Aleida Assmann (University of Konstanz)


Organizer: Department of Humanities and the Department of Sociology and Social Research

For: Everyone

Participation: Free entry with online registration

Registration expiry: 2 March 2023, 12:00