History Research Seminar, 7 March 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 17:00 to 19:15
AHI Seminar Room 1.33, First Floor, Iontas Building

The ‘easiest’ of targets? Women of the neutral states and the Nazi propaganda machine
Speaker: Veronica Barry (Maynooth University PhD in History candidate)
On the horizon of retrospective expectation, or What we have come to expect from the past
Speaker: Professor Holly Case (Brown University)

Holly Case is a historian of modern Europe whose work focuses on the relationship between foreign policy, social policy, science, and literature in the European state system of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her first book, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during WWII (2009) shows how the struggle for mastery among Europe’s Great Powers was affected by the perspectives of small states. She also wrote The Age of Questions: Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond (2018) which sets out to explain when and why people started thinking in terms of “questions” and how it altered their sense of political possibility. She is writing a history of the role of consuls and consular reform in transforming the international system over the course of the last two centuries.