Monday, November 7, 2005

Past Obsessions: Reflections on the End of World War II, Lecture November 17

Chestertown, MD, November 7, 2005 — Washington College's Conrad Wingate Memorial Lecture Series presents "Past Obsessions: Thoughts on the Sixtieth Anniversary of the End of World War II," a talk by Carol Gluck, Professor of History, Columbia University, on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

The George Sansom Professor of History and the director of the Expanding East Asian Studies Program at Columbia University, Gluck received her B.A. from Wellesley and her Ph.D. from Columbia. Honored with the Japan-United States Fulbright Program 50th Anniversary Distinguished Scholar Award in 2002, she serves as an active member of the National Coalition on Asian and International Studies in the Schools, a trustee of the Asia Society, and a board member of the Japan Society. Her research and teaching focus on modern Japan from the late nineteenth century to the present, international history, and historical writing in Asia and the West.

With numerous books and articles to her claim, Gluck is co-editor of Sources of Japanese Tradition (Columbia University Press), a volume considered the authoritative sourcebook for readers and scholars interested in Japan from 1600 to 2000, and is author of the forthcoming work Past Obsessions: War and Memory in the Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press).

The Conrad M. Wingate Memorial Lecture in History is held in honor of the late Conrad Meade Wingate '23, brother of late Washington College Visitor Emeritus Phillip J. Wingate '33 and the late Carolyn Wingate Todd. He was principal of Henderson (Maryland) High School at the time of his death from cerebrospinal meningitis at age 27. At Washington College, he was president of the Dramatic Association, president of the Adelphia Literary Society, and vice president of the Student Council in 1922-23.

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