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Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture Series

This annual lectureship honors cultural historian Eugene Lunn, who during 20 years as a member of the faculty in the UC Davis Department of History distinguished himself as an esteemed teacher and mentor, and an influential scholar in the field of modern European intellectual history.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1941, Eugene Lunn was the author of two landmark books: Prophet of Community: The Romantic Socialism of Gustav Landauer (University of California Press, 1975) and Marxism and Modernism: An Historical Study of Lukacs, Brecht, Benjamin and Adorno(University of California Press, 1982).

Professor Lunn, who joined the UC Davis faculty in 1970, was particularly gifted in helping students understand the nuances of socio-political undercurrents, and guided them in developing their analytical skills. Eugene Lunn received the Magnar Ronning award for teaching excellence in 1989. He died of cancer the following year at age 48.

2017-17: Stacy Schiff

2017-17: Stacy Schiff

May 03, 2017 from 04:10 PM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall of the Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

"In the Archives: Getting a Life"

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2015-16: Carlo Ginzburg

2015-16: Carlo Ginzburg

Apr 18, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

Unintentional Revelations: Reading History Against the Grain

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2014-15: Peter Mandler

2014-15: Peter Mandler

May 04, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

Good Reading for the Million: The "Paperback Revolution" and the Diffusion of Academic Knowledge in Mid-20th Century Britain and America

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2013-14: Jill Lepore

2013-14: Jill Lepore

Oct 08, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

Jane Franklin's Spectacles: Or, the Education of Benjamin Franklin's Sister

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2011-12: Robert Darnton

2011-12: Robert Darnton

May 02, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

Books, Digits, and Dollars: A Design for the Future

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2012-13: Ian Morris

2012-13: Ian Morris

04-11-2014 08:04 AM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

War! What is it Good for? How Violence Made Civilization, from Primates to Robots

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