• "Fear of God and Reason of State in Early Modern Europe" Eric MacPhail, Department of French and Italian
    October 07 12:00pm
    This talk examines the relationship between atheism and religious tolerance during the French Wars of Religion. During this period, numerous pamphlets and treatises advanced arguments for and against tolerance in the strict sense of the legalization of Protestantism within a Catholic nation. One of the most striking arguments in this debate, giv more »
  • ANTISEMITISM & STATE FORMATION: The Case for Modern Greece
    October 12 5:30pm
    Dr. Paris Papamichos Chronakis, University of Illinois, Chicage will offer an overview of antisemitism in Greece in the 19th and early 20th centuries, arguing that Judeophobia was an integral part of imagining the Greek nation and building the state in various phases of Greece's modern history. His discussion also considers the particular ch more »
October 4 - 10, 2015