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Title Critical Global Studies Institute hosts “Mass Dictatorship in the 20th Century Series” review forum
Writer sogpr Date 2016-06-17 Views 1077


Critical Global Studies Institute hosts

“Mass Dictatorship in the 20th Century Series” review forum



Sogang University Critical Global Studies Institute (Head of institute Lim, Jie-hyun) will open a review forum of “Mass Dictatorship in the 20th Century Series“ for both June 16 and 17 at Potsdam, Germay for celebrating the release of complete series. This international forum will be jointly hosted with CiSReTo (located in Sienna, Italy) and zzf (located in Potsdam, Germany).


Sogang University professor Lim Jie-hyun was in charge of the planning and whole editing of “Mass Dictatorship in the 20th Century” series (Palgrave-Macmillan publishing company) as Everyday Life in Mass Dictatorship being the last series, which was published in November 2015. This mass dictatorship series consists of total of five research books (including 1 dictionary as the appendix) and talks about academic achievement of international academia regarding ‘dictatorship from underground’ by thinking outside the box of stereotype that the compulsion and suppression of authority is dictatorship, which encourages voluntary mobilization and participation of the audiences.


This international academic conference will take a look at 7 main themes including history of mass dictatorship, modernity, imagination, daily life, gender politics and so on, then topic presentation of history researchers who participated in the series editing was held, followed by the discussion together with all the participants. The major participants include professor Lim Jie-hyun, an overall editor of the series, Paul Corner, famous for his research on fascism of Mussolini era (Head of 20th Century Totalitarianism Research Center), Alf Lüdtke, a worldwide scholar about everyday life, professor Michael Wildt, a professional in Nazism (Humboldt University in Berlin), professor Kim Eun-sil, a feminism researcher (Ewha University), Professor Antonio Costa Pinto, a professional in dictatorship and fascism (University of Lisbon in Portugal) and so on.