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Guest Lecture: “Remembering and Forgetting: The Processing of the Past after World War II in Germany and Japan”
June 6, 2013 - 14:00-16:00
Professor Manfred Henningsen’s research interests were, in the past, focused on the history of Western political thought from ancient Greece to the present and the political–cultural differences between Europe and the USA. In the last 15 years he has developed a major interest in the question of how regimes of terror come into being.
Originally starting with the Nazi regime, he has begun to compare German terror with other regimes of terror in Europe, Africa and Asia.
During the past years Professor Henningsen has have written about the question whether American slavery should be discussed in the context of comparative regimes of terror.
Recently Professor Henningsen has given talks in Hong Kong, Beijing and Nanjing on the question why there exists a major difference between the German and Japanese processing of their records of the past and this will be the topic of his Guest Lecture at the University of Helsinki.
Venue: Russian room, A109, Unioninkatu 38A, University of Helsinki